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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by Bobthearch on Thu 27th Dec 2012 05:57 UTC
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Just a couple of comments on the mock-up web page:

First thing I noticed, a wall of text. Boring. Hopefully the articles themselves will have enough charts, graphs, and images to make up for the website's cold layout.

The green is a bit neon-ish for my taste.

I find the text difficult to read. Perhaps it's simply that the mock-up is displayed as a low-resolution image that can't be enlarged without making the text blurry, but it also appears to lack contrast. The light gray "Score 32..." text against a lighter gray background is especially straining and tiring.

But the worst is that all of the text is written in some foreign language, perhaps Martian. Can't read a word of it. ;)

The operational issue that really needs addressing is the time limit 'rules' regarding commenting and voting. Here is the error message when attempting to comment on one of the headline stories on OS News right now: Sorry, this item has been archived. You can only attach a comment to a story for 5 days. Seriously? So the entire page is full of articles that I'm not allowed to comment or vote on? The most valuable feature of OS News is the comments by community members, so why not allow comments at least until the story falls off the front page.

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