Say Hello to Designer News 2.0

almost 5 years ago from Andrew Wilkinson, Publisher of Designer News

  • Callil CapuozzoCallil Capuozzo, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

    I like it so far, definitely starting to feel more complete. I'm looking forward to the evolution over time.

    two pieces of critique - it is designer news after all!

    • I hope contrast can be increased a bit more over all, looots of grey.
    • I think the upvote buttons need to be more balanced compare to the topic icons, the hierarchy of the two is not quite right. because it's repeated many times on the page it should be more subdued because once you learn it, you may not want it in your face all the time. here is a small change to the style sheet that deemphasizes the buttons a tiny bit: balanced upvotes

    • The type in posts feels a bit cramped right now. I think a bit more padding would help the page not feel compressed and claustrophobic and make for a better reading experience: another small change to the style sheet that spaces out comments a bit: spacing in the comments

    feature requests:

    • comment previews

    • inline image uploading

    edit: I'm a fan of the long shadow: simple with character. Would be so cool to animate on hover

    1 point
    • Andrew Wilkinson, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

      Biggest issue we're feeling right now is alignment + contrast issues. Working through them 1-by-1.

      I think the upvote buttons need to be more balanced compare to the topic icons, the hierarchy of the two is not quite right. because it's repeated many times on the page it should be more subdued because once you learn it, you may not want it in your face all the time.

      Yeah, would love any suggestions you have to counter balance.

      2 points
      • Daniel FoscoDaniel Fosco, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

        Is this... a meta joke playing with the comment preview feature request? Because if that's the case, it's a brilliant one.

        EDIT: Formatting on Andrew's comment seemed crazy broken a few moments ago, but now I look like a lunatic, haha.

        3 points
      • Callil CapuozzoCallil Capuozzo, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

        To go deeper into this. I think the paradigm of an upvote button is pretty well established and might not need a button representation for this audience. I understand the goal of making it more obvious, but I wonder if lack of understanding was a barrier preventing people from participating in the voting. It could be cool to run an A/B test to see which design gets more engagement! I'd love to be proven wrong.

        Here's two quick ideas did in the CSS:

        0 points