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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: 3, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday March 21 2020, @02:12PM (4 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday March 21 2020, @02:12PM (#973827)

    I can't see the button. You should make it bigger and make it flash with bright colors, or perhaps float it under the curser so people can see it.

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  • (Score: 3, Funny) by martyb on Saturday March 21 2020, @04:03PM

    by martyb (76) Subscriber Badge on Saturday March 21 2020, @04:03PM (#973858) Journal

    I can't see the button. You should make it bigger and make it flash with bright colors, or perhaps float it under the curser so people can see it.

    "Float it under the curser..." Watch your language! =)

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday March 21 2020, @04:23PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday March 21 2020, @04:23PM (#973863)

    what button?

  • (Score: 2) by sjames on Saturday March 21 2020, @06:54PM

    by sjames (2882) on Saturday March 21 2020, @06:54PM (#973897) Journal

    Do that and the curser is all of us.

  • (Score: 2) by FatPhil on Saturday March 21 2020, @09:41PM

    by FatPhil (863) <{pc-soylent} {at} {asdf.fi}> on Saturday March 21 2020, @09:41PM (#973933) Homepage
    Dude, I keep telling you - use the 'vomit' theme, that will improve your user experience tenfold.
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