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posted by martyb on Saturday March 21 2020, @12:30PM   Printer-friendly
from the if-at-first-you-don't-succeed,-avoid-skydiving-or-making-immediate-changes-directly-to-live-systems dept.

[2020-03-21 15:06:00 UTC: Update 1:
(1) Reminder: this has so far been implemented only on our *development* server (https://dev.soylentnews.org/); it has NOT yet been rolled out to this (the production) servers.
(2) The control (now a simple text link, no longer a button) no longer defaults to taking up a whole physical line immediately above the first comment.
(3) Please note that in certain corner-cases, it is possible that screen size limitations may cause an overflow onto the next line.
(4) And the control should now appear aligned-right in the story header. =)
--martyb]

[2020-03-21 15:42:00 UTC: Update 2: Fixed typo in the first of the above two links to our dev server. --martyb]

This is a follow-up to: Changing the Site UI to Making Long Stories Easier to Navigate -- Input Requested.

Wow! Thanks for all the positive feedback to the previous story! I knew the implementation was a bit rough around the edges, so I very much appreciate the positive, constructive feedback that was provided!

Based on your input -- primarily displeasure in having a single button take up a whole physical line -- I have modified the in-memory template on our development server to now provide a textual link in the story header right after the printer icon. It should only appear when viewing the story by itself; there should be no indication of this on the main page.

To repeat, this is only on our development server so far; it is not yest implemented on our production server (i.e. what you see here).

In short, should this get rolled out to production?

  1. Yes.
  2. Yes, with these suggested changes.
  3. No.

Please refer to the previous story (linked above) for test scenarios and reply with any issues you may find!

teamwork++


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  • (Score: 4, Interesting) by FatPhil on Saturday March 21 2020, @12:50PM (4 children)

    by FatPhil (863) <reversethis-{if.fdsa} {ta} {tnelyos-cp}> on Saturday March 21 2020, @12:50PM (#973808) Homepage
    That puts it in a predictable location, similar to the topic icons below it.
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  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by maxwell demon on Saturday March 21 2020, @01:48PM (1 child)

    by maxwell demon (1608) on Saturday March 21 2020, @01:48PM (#973818) Journal

    I agree with that suggestion.

    If flush-right is not desired or too hard to do, I suggest to insert a small space between the printer button and the skip to comments link (about the same amount as there already is between the date and the printer icon), for purely aesthetic reasons.

    Other than that, I think it's great as it is.

    Thank you for still listening to the users.

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    • (Score: 2) by martyb on Saturday March 21 2020, @03:24PM

      by martyb (76) Subscriber Badge on Saturday March 21 2020, @03:24PM (#973843) Journal

      I agree with that suggestion.

      If flush-right is not desired or too hard to do, I suggest to insert a small space between the printer button and the skip to comments link (about the same amount as there already is between the date and the printer icon), for purely aesthetic reasons.

      Other than that, I think it's great as it is.

      Thank you for still listening to the users.

      Please see my earlier reply [soylentnews.org], below.

      Right-aligned? Check!

      Add a space? Not needed!

      Great as it is? Yay!

      Thank you for still listening to the users. HTH! Thanks for speaking up with constructive suggestions!

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  • (Score: 2) by martyb on Saturday March 21 2020, @03:15PM (1 child)

    by martyb (76) Subscriber Badge on Saturday March 21 2020, @03:15PM (#973840) Journal

    Float it to the right?

    That puts it in a predictable location, similar to the topic icons below it.

    That was an interesting corner case! There's considerably more happening under the covers than is immediately apparent.

    I *think* I have it working.. Take another look at dev and please let me know!

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    • (Score: 2) by FatPhil on Saturday March 21 2020, @09:37PM

      by FatPhil (863) <reversethis-{if.fdsa} {ta} {tnelyos-cp}> on Saturday March 21 2020, @09:37PM (#973931) Homepage
      Beautiful!

      Mostly because of the 'vomit' theme, but your link's pretty cool too.
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