Linked by Adam S on Thu 22nd Mar 2007 16:16 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes After a long development period, we're ready to introduce the first "release candidate" of OSNews version 4. OSN4 is a very big change for us - for years, we've worked with the mantra "We render everywhere." We are still using MySQL and PHP, like in Eugenia's OSNews v2, but with the sudden prevalence of newer web technologies, we've decided that in order to really offer the best platform for our readers, it was time to enter a brave new world. Read on for details and the link. Updated: ("read more" to see update)
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RE: Drink
by ChrisG on Thu 22nd Mar 2007 15:53 UTC in reply to "Drink"
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I like the avatar feature too

I would prefer it if the navigation bar was on the left (the whole site feels slightly back-to-front to me), but thats not a big complaint to be honest.

In general, I like the changes. A bit of tweaking during the beta period and I think you'll have a winner

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RE[2]: Drink
by jrlah on Fri 23rd Mar 2007 08:59 in reply to "RE: Drink"
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I think that the default avatar is way too intrusing. It really looks as if ssomebody is talking to himself all the time.

In general, I do NOT like the avatar idea, at leasst design-wise. The beta site looks OK and uniform now, but when people start coming up with their own avatars it will turn tur into a cachophony of shapes and colors. Perhaps limit it only to chosing one of OSNEWS predesigned avatars?

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RE[3]: Drink
by Nalle on Fri 23rd Mar 2007 10:38 in reply to "RE[2]: Drink"
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Well, that's an idea, but that would prevent people using their real picture as avatar and I find that to be a point to consider at least. I mean, I (and I suppose many other) would want to do just that.


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