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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Comment by aargh
by aargh on Fri 28th Dec 2012 09:46 UTC
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I like it overall and can imagine myself comfortably using it. Here are some comments:

* white on black - definitely do that. I love it on Ars Technica and incidentally, as the black guys like to say, once you go black you never go back.
* css - although I love white on black, I sometimes find the white too bright, e.g. on my Nexus 7 display, and prefer bright grey on black. So mark up the elements sanely with css classes so that it's easy to change the color just by overriding a single css class in a user stylesheet (or even make it configurable for logged in users).
* I like textual vote up/down
* With a heavily text-based site you should consider carefully selecting your fonts. There should be an interesting and readable one by default and possibly one other. Less is more. And remember that now w3c finally standardized WOFF 1.0.
* merging features and news - I have mixed feelings about this one. There must be a way to easily tell them apart and make the features stand out.
* I go to OSnews for features and news, so when I looked at the menu I wondered what the other items are and had to check the current menu ;)
* where's "Submit news"?
* icons can be dropped, but display tags/categories prominently instead

PS: +1 to Gran Tourismo, I just listened to it again yesterday and thought this is one of the best albums ever.

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