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Thread: Phoronix Redesign is live!

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    Default Phoronix Redesign is live!

    Recently we've been working on some underlying CMS improvements and restructuring to improve the user experience at Phoronix. Over the past two weeks specifically we've made some great improvements and decided to push it out to the public a bit earlier than planned. About 5 minutes ago we just launched it live, so ladies and gentlemen refresh your caches! As always, your feedback is greatly appreciated.

    --Phoronix Team

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    Looks good, I like it. I'd have to say its a improvement.

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    It's beautiful, especially the new logo.

    /me likes...

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    it had a nice wow factor

    i only feel that the green color of the bottoms and the article titles doesn't fit in with the rest of the color scheme anymore.

    Now I'm a geek so 'taste' is not my forte, so do get a second opinion ;-)

    Overall I like it. I still think that article comments could be better integrated, rather than 3 clicks away. But again I'm a geek ...

    those 3 boxes on the "home" page
    "Popular In The Forums" and the like do appear to be out of place.
    Last edited by rolz; 10-02-2007 at 09:10 PM.

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    While i like the overall feel of the new design, I think it could use the browser's width better. This is what I see:
    http://img480.imageshack.us/my.php?i...eenshotdz0.png
    The wasted space on either side is about the same width as the Latest Articles column itself, which should be taking up the bulk of the space IMO.

    Fix that, and I'd say the new design is better.

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    I sure
    was
    surprised
    at the
    new
    design!

    I found
    it
    unusual
    at
    first,
    but I
    guess
    some
    cultures
    like to
    read
    a narrow
    column
    of text
    vertically,
    so I guess
    I can't
    complain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rolz View Post
    it had a nice wow factor

    i only feel that the green color of the bottoms and the article titles doesn't fit in with the rest of the color scheme anymore.

    Now I'm a geek so 'taste' is not my forte, so do get a second opinion ;-)

    Overall I like it. I still think that article comments could be better integrated, rather than 3 clicks away. But again I'm a geek ...

    those 3 boxes on the "home" page
    "Popular In The Forums" and the like do appear to be out of place.
    The green colored boxes are the last remnant of the last scheme and they are being changed as well. So you actually support my opinion .

    We're still debating how to integrate the comments, but yes right now there is essentially no integration.

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    I would like to have the preview of the news back because I'm not really interested in most of the reviews posted. Many news weren't longer than the preview text, there was no need to click on them. Now you have to click on every one.

    Imho the preview text of the articles is too long. Displaying a short summary and an indicator that there is more should be enough for most people to see if they are interested or not. It also doesn't look nice to cram the long text into a small column.

    I also don't like the 4 columns layout. The third and fourth columns share too much information. The third column also looks to much like the google ads. If you would display the news together with the reviews/articles and remove the third column completely, I would be happy .

    And maybe it's a good idea to separate hardware reviews and the other articles posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thoemy View Post
    I would like to have the preview of the news back because I'm not really interested in most of the reviews posted. Many news weren't longer than the preview text, there was no need to click on them. Now you have to click on every one.

    Imho the preview text of the articles is too long. Displaying a short summary and an indicator that there is more should be enough for most people to see if they are interested or not. It also doesn't look nice to cram the long text into a small column.

    I also don't like the 4 columns layout. The third and fourth columns share too much information. The third column also looks to much like the google ads. If you would display the news together with the reviews/articles and remove the third column completely, I would be happy .

    And maybe it's a good idea to separate hardware reviews and the other articles posted.
    Here's a hint for something I did just for people hesitant to change:

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=old_home

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Here's a hint for something I did just for people hesitant to change:

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=old_home
    It's not the old home .

    I'm not reluctant to change just because I want something back. I want it back because I think it was better.
    Last edited by thoemy; 10-02-2007 at 10:18 PM.

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