Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Dec 2012 00:32 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Now that the holidays are upon us (happy holidays!) and the year is about to end, we at OSNews thought it time to finally lift the veil a little bit on the next version of OSNews - OSNews 5. I've hinted at this next version of OSNews here and there in the comments, but we think it's time to make it all a little bit more official by taking in some initial feedback.
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Exciting!
by jrronimo on Thu 27th Dec 2012 03:36 UTC
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I'm really, really fond of the current -- v4 -- design of OSNews. I thought it was a great update over the V2/V3 design that kept a lot of the same elements but modernized the look. I love how lines line up and that the site is clean looking.

That all said, I understand that it needs to change a bit and I look forward to the final version of V5. If I may make a request or a suggestion, though: Don't follow the trend of "infinite scrolling". (See: tumblr, Polygon, others.) It's very useful while you're scrolling, but if you click an article title, you're often taken to a new page in the same tab, and if you then hit 'back', your scroll location isn't remembered. Tumblr's actually pretty good about this, but is the exception. I find that if I sroll a long ways, it's very annoying when I hit 'back' and have to re-scroll a vast distance. In part I've gotten around this by using "open in new tab" more than just clicking an article title, but it's slightly more annoying.

Anyway, it's a minor gripe and I probably didn't explain it very well, but the takeaway is: "Avoid infinite scrolling", in my own, personal opinion.

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