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    Default Soliciting Feedback On The New Phoronix Design

    Phoronix: Soliciting Feedback On The New Phoronix Design

    As mentioned last month on Phoronix, a major revision to Phoronix.com is in-development. Prior to the launch later this month, your feedback on the latest concepts are appreciated...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQwMzk

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    Phoronix: Soliciting Feedback On The New Phoronix Design

    As mentioned last month on Phoronix, a major revision to Phoronix.com is in-development. Prior to the launch later this month, your feedback on the latest concepts are appreciated...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQwMzk
    News menus on the bottom of the pics 1 and 2 look like they will look even crappier then they do in the preview when zoomed in.

    Moving that info to the bottom is a waste of space and results in more scrolling to see said information on modern aspect ratios.

    Yay, even more space wasted on ads.

    Kill the link soup articles that link nowhere but back to Phoronix, nobody in their right mind is going to willingly click them, and just use a tag system and have a selection of no less then 3 and no more then 5 similar articles based upon tags.

    Unless you are actually going to cover more in the way of gaming I see no reason for you to even bother breaking down the latests news by category since you do too much in the way of click padding as it is. If you focus on posting more content people actually want to read instead of way to get people to click on articles that tell us nothing we didn't already know or worse yet absolutely nothing worth knowing as you keep doing with the GCN hardware reviews since the 3.11 kernel is out and what you have done forever with the OSS drivers in only ever using defaults you could attract more readers.

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    Ahaha. Michael doesn't have a premium account.
    The ads look way too intrusive.
    God, if I saw such a website I'd think twice about visiting it again.

    It looks a bit messy to me. But maybe this is because it looks different to the old design. And because of all those pesky ads.

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    Seven ads per article. That's cool, I guess.

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    Default Menues on the right?

    I prefer my menues on the other side (the left one).

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    Change for the sake of change.
    I fail to see the benefits of this...

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    As long as they don't get in the way, I don't care about that.

    I am curious, Michael are the page widths set to 100% all the way around? Like will left align text be basically at the very right edge of my screen or is it more like the current design where things are more centered? Personally I'm a fan of centered content, see:

    *) http://arstechnica.com/
    *) http://www.h-online.com/
    *) https://news.google.com/
    *) http://planetkde.org/

    Its less eye movement and just looks more concise.

    Other feedback: Article title and the "4 July, 2013 Gaming blah blah Written by Michael Larabel" How does it look if you center it above the article text instead of left aligned?

    I like that you're going for minimalism and making the content be front and centered, thats great, but personally I don't think its quite there just yet.

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    I really didn't like the 100% width, it's really hard to read.
    And the design looks pretty amateur and unorganized, just get flat Bootstrap and change the colors.

    BTW, will the the new design properly support Phoronix "Premium"?!

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    Default Sucks

    Too many ads.
    Too many graphical ads (text-based are less intrusive).

    Site is too wide, it makes the text difficult to read.
    Site lacks article images.
    All worlds in header capitalized is annoying.

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    This looks clean and not hopelessly dated: http://www.phoronix.com/image-viewer...x_new_site_lrg

    The poster who said "change for the sake of change" I'm guessing isn't into web design - phoronix looks awkward and extremely dated. I'm personally gonna miss the 90s throwback though

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