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Usability of the forum/design - ne0phyte - 17-10-2013

Hey,

as much as I appreciate the minimalistic design, but in my opinion there are some major usability problems.

\[Code\] tags
- fixed height, no expand button
- 0 margin-top/-bottom (readability of text before/after isn't great)
- no syntax highlighting

Posting
- no preview button before posting a reply (?!)

General
- pagination only at the bottom
- big images aren't scaled but break the layout
- a lot of space wasted on the left and right
`--> imo the whole space should be used below a certain window width
- no thread title in the thread (just in the <title>)

Minimalism at the expense of common core features isn't cool. I could probably fix most of this with some userscripts but these problems don't make the site very nice to browse :/
Especially the broken code tags make it a pita to read or copy posted codes.


Maybe I overlooked something and those problems are on my side? If I somehow missed something please tell me :P


RE: Usability of the forum/design - venam - 17-10-2013

I won't comment the rest of your post because I don't agree with some of the things you've mentioned but I'll just say that preview-image/thumbnails would be great.


RE: Usability of the forum/design - crshd - 17-10-2013

I agree with most of the stuff, actually. No pagination links at the top has been driving me nuts for a while now.

Also it'd be nice to have the thread title somewhere else than just the <title> tag.


RE: Usability of the forum/design - ne0phyte - 17-10-2013

Ah, right. I missed that and added it to the OP.


RE: Usability of the forum/design - trgc - 17-10-2013

I second the title and page parts. The rest of the minimalism I appreciate for the most part.


RE: Usability of the forum/design - NeoTerra - 17-10-2013

It's funny that this thread is here because there is a revamp of the forum style in the works. By all means, keep up the suggestions! Jayro and I are putting some things together.


RE: Usability of the forum/design - ne0phyte - 18-10-2013

I just happen to tell if something bothers me. No matter what the context.
Why did you remove the above-mentioned elements in the first place? Minimalism doesn't have to mean the lack of functionality.


RE: Usability of the forum/design - NeoTerra - 18-10-2013

(18-10-2013, 10:08 AM)ne0phyte Wrote: I just happen to tell if something bothers me. No matter what the context.
Why did you remove the above-mentioned elements in the first place? Minimalism doesn't have to mean the lack of functionality.

I don't want to answer that question because it leads to finger pointing, which isn't really conducive to change. Either way were are aware of the shortcomings of the website and are in the process of fixing it.


RE: Usability of the forum/design - yrmt - 18-10-2013

It's my fault but I have no regrets.


RE: Usability of the forum/design - trgc - 18-10-2013

Minimalism4lyfe