Linked by Adam S on Wed 6th Jul 2005 06:30 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Today, after several weeks of testing, we are pleased to present OSNews version 3.0. This document will serve as the definitive guide to using the new site, detailing the new features and perks.
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Suggestion
by sappyvcv on Wed 6th Jul 2005 17:05 UTC
sappyvcv
Member since:
2005-07-06

I like the ideas behind the new site and everything. However, as stated many times, the design of the score + replies thing is too cluttered.

Here's a simple suggestion. It's just a photoshop mockup. The +/- things arent images, just simple tables with +-i text so they work in all browsers.

http://weakmind.org/upload/files/osnews_proto.png

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RE: Suggestion
by DonQ on Wed 6th Jul 2005 18:46 in reply to "Suggestion"
DonQ Member since:
2005-06-29

Your suggested layout

http://weakmind.org/upload/files/osnews_proto.png

looks really much cleaner. Before seeing that, I created little mockup too (with altered color for score line):

http://www.stv.ee/~donq/osnewsv3_alternative.gif

Maybe combining/advancing these ideas could produce even more "content oriented" look ;)

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RE[2]: Suggestion
by peejay on Wed 6th Jul 2005 21:03 in reply to "RE: Suggestion"
peejay Member since:
2005-06-29

What about a choice of color themes for registered users?

Even if there are only two or three choices that aren't much different than the original colors, some people might find one better than another as far as contrast, highlighting the parts they're interested in (the content, most likely) and downplaying the stuff they'd rather ignore (status/title/author bars), in order to improve readability.

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RE[2]: Suggestion
by sappyvcv on Wed 6th Jul 2005 23:38 in reply to "RE: Suggestion"
sappyvcv Member since:
2005-07-06

Yeah, the alternate color definately helps. Contrast is much better. I like it.

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RE: Suggestion
by on Wed 6th Jul 2005 18:47 in reply to "Suggestion"
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Much better.. I doubt it'll be considered however. OSNews editor(s) are kind of/very anal about design issues.

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RE: Suggestion
by Adam S on Wed 6th Jul 2005 18:51 in reply to "Suggestion"
Adam S Member since:
2005-04-01

Hmm... I like that layout. We'll definitely entertain other designs. That was what the beta was for, but we're already hard at work on osnv3.1.

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