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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 (; 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. =)

[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!


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday March 21 2020, @03:24PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday March 21 2020, @03:24PM (#973844)

    There is nothing there. Tried reloading page, going into and back out of the thread. Are you making font and background the same or single pixal font?

    Maybe just make it clear permeate buttons.

    Also the link to is bad

  • (Score: 2) by martyb on Saturday March 21 2020, @03:57PM (1 child)

    by martyb (76) Subscriber Badge on Saturday March 21 2020, @03:57PM (#973855) Journal

    Thanks for pointing out the broken link... fixed!

    It has not yet been rolled out to production (here), it is currently only implemented on dev. Please give it another try!

    Wit is intellect, dancing.
    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday March 21 2020, @06:13PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday March 21 2020, @06:13PM (#973883)

      And that is where I tried it. on DEV,SOYLENTNEWS.ORG Why I noted the broken link.

      Note: even in the first posting the link was broken. Missing the "Y" in SOTLENTNEWS.

      There is nothing there no new link.