Deadpan has received a facelift!
How’s it working for ya? The more feedback on how it behaves in different browsers and mobile devices, the better… the fine tuning progresses.
A few more bells and whistles may appear over the next week, but how do you guys feel about things like photo galleries and Facebook integration?
32 thoughts on “Everything Old is New Again”
I like it so far. We need a way to display more than 10 recent comments. With the volume of comments here, it will become very difficult to track down the multiple conversation threads.
^This. Im having a hell of a time keeping up on conversations BUT thats probably due to simple unfamiliarity.
^This too. When the comments list gets biggish, it’s a bit of a drag to scroll down to the bottom to post something new.
newest comments are at the top. Comments here have been in reverse chronological order for about 4 years now, maybe more. Threads kinda circumvent that, though… do you want to keep the threads?
I can increase the recent comments on the sidebar, but for as many conversations that are going on, I don’t think it’d help you all that much 🙂
Still waiting for feedback from Jack… sent him big email late last night about it.
I really like having threaded conversations. :happy:
I like cheese.
How would the photo gallery work? We already have one in the form of a Flickr pool.
I can’t speak for everyone, but if there were Facebook integration, I would ignore it completely.
Jack has a flickr page?
There’s a group for Deadpanites to share their photos with each other here:
There is a Flickr sidebar widget that could pull the most current of the deadpan pool.
I don’t like that the older show link is on the right and the newer show link is on the left. I want to go to the right.
Yeah, I think that is a problem too. It should progress like numbers: 1, 2, 3… older, newer.
Even the comment pages follow that convention.
Hang on, you read from left to right, the alphabet in the bookstore on the shelves is left to right, the numbers count from left to right. Left to right is the order of things (most of the time)
Newer is left, older is right… it’s been like that on old school site navs since the days of hand-rolled HTML.
And for the record, the comments roll like that because they’re in reverse chronological order. If we switched them to be in normal order, you’d have to go to the last page to get the newest comments. Jack’s site is the only site I know of that has the comments in reverse chron order, but that’s because all you lovable quirks are so damned chatty 🙂
Sorry to confuse the issue. We just meant that we’d prefer that the episode links at the top of the page be previous, next.
Oh Ed, just for you, you will see a similar design over at michaelandevo.com… but when the time comes you won’t see a similar design at adpov.net
Summer, first and foremost – – – thanks! Change is good!
I may try to shift the comments so that more than 10 appear per page *and* so that the newest appears at the bottom. I think that’d feel more natural.
Second, sorry I completely forgot the mention the flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/groups/deadpan/pool/with/5380434840/
I think the “10 comments” was referring to the sidebar. The posts will have comments broken up by 50 per page, and are threaded.
I think I can integrate the Flickr pool into the website in place of a local gallery… let me look into that.
How about making the title “Recent Comments” a link that takes you to a page of all the comments, but not threaded?
Not sure how best that can be done, since the comments are tied into specific posts. If there were a page with just the list of comments, people would have to jump back to the specific posts to leave a comment in a particular conversation, then back to the list of comments.
That seems highly weird to me.
I see your point. That does make it difficult.
Okay… having “older/newer” or “previous/next” as the nav links inside the posts should be something I can change.
Would y’all rather have the comment form at the top of the comments list? That seems weird to me, too…. and would change if Jack chooses to put the comments in chron order (newest comments at the bottom).
I think I’d prefer newest comments at the bottom. And I’d prefer that the “new” comments form also remain at the bottom of the page.
Newer comments at the bottom! woo.
Hmm, looks pretty good. I like your avatar, Jack. Kinda looks like a mashup of Wil Wheton and General Zod.
Blogroll/Podroll is missing something, though. Needs… More Evil 😉
What do you mean CK? Wander Radio is there…
*Running for cover*
I propose fixed width single widget with a dark background (keeping the content background light)
single widget column
I suddenly feel compelled ot add a certain Evil overlord to the sidebar…
Trust your feelings… You know them to be true….
Not sure what that means.