[Imc-london] Frontpage and Calendar Tweaks to fix stuff
yossarian at aktivix.org
Tue Feb 8 16:07:11 PST 2011
Yeah a lot of this stuff has been mentioned by Mara and Startx at
different times also. I've made a start on your list - check the site
out, we can all play a "Where's Waldo" sort of spot-the-changes game.
And of course if anybody *doesn't* like the changes (they're
individually quite small and I think have been mostly agreed at
meetings), we can always call up the server gnomes and get things back
the way they were.
I'll continue chipping away at this stuff as best I can, although some
of the stuff relating to CSS is not my bag really. Anyway, the
goofiness of the UK lists seems to have calmed down quite a bit so I can
get my head back into development work!
Lots of fun stuff going on here, you'll have to roll down to Brixton soon,
On 08/02/11 20:43, planet-mail at aktivix.org wrote:
> have been getting some feedback from ppl new to the london site and
> also looking at some simple changes to make the frontpage and calendar
> more user friendly (and identify some broken stuff to fix!). Some of
> this has also been said by other people over the last few months btw
> - Add a pink ABOUT button in line with the other top level links (like
> NEWSWIRE and GROUPS), linking to the about page at
> - This makes the info easier to access and then the big block of about
> type links on bottom left hand column can be removed
> - The NEWS column does not have a link to ?more ?? unlike many of the
> other wire columns ? should be added.
> (In fact the top titles of all the different wires should really be
> hotlinks, well that?s what i?d expect from pretty much any other
> website on the web :)
> - The thin black vertical lines that edge the columns look terrible.
> They?re broken in several places and sometimes urls run over them in
> tumble column. How can this be fixed? or removed?
> - Tumblewire items on frontpage ? they only really move if people are
> out covering a big demo, so shorten the number of items to like 5 to
> provide more space for more important stuff, like the main ?news? wire.
> - As has been mentioned by others before the ?featured and recently
> active groups? title is almost illegible being placed right over the
> black and grey pixel box line at the bottom of the page. Can it be
> - TAGS ? the tag cloud isn?t really being that useful since it?s
> displaying all time top tags (which are obviously going to mostly be
> the category choices that are provided for people). Can the TAGS title
> link to a page which shows all the tags people have used?
> Just by way of illustration, after the biggest and most full on demos
> in london for a while there?s no trace of the tags ?student? ?ema?
> ?dayx? ?demo2010? ?fees? on the frontpage. And no link to find them.
> At the moment it actually makes the site look like it?s got far less
> content than it actually does.
> This is one of the BEST features of the site and seems well used ? it
> should be promoted more! (like a sunday evening tweet each week saying
> check out all the cool events going on this week on Indy Ldn calendar,
> + add yours!)
> But there are a few problems with things not working properly, and
> navigation being a bit arcane and confusing:
> - DAY View is BROKEN ? it?s displaying nothing at all, zero nada zip.
> - WEEKLY View ? is displaying items, but in the order they?ve been
> uploaded in, rather than the order the events are actually happening in.
> - TIMELINE View ? it?s a cool bit of functionality, but I can?t work
> out how it?s of any use what so ever! I think it?s just confusing
> having it as an option (esp the first option). I?d propose you just
> get rid of it as a linked option.
> - NAVIGATION: After the icons for choosing the ?Timeframe?, there?s
> the word ?Featured? then the yellow star icon, blue star icon, and
> article icon. That?s really confusing, since they don?t allow you to
> filter any particular timeframe view by event type (featured,
> promoted, all) ? but simply return a list of events by type
> irrespective of timeframe view.
> So it would make sense to replace ?featured:? with ?List only? or
> display, or show or something like that, then use some text next to
> the icons to make it clear what they are. Remember, it?s fine for ppl
> who know their way around the website to have unclear navigation, but
> for new visitors it?s making life difficult.
> PS when you select the article icon ? ?all events? ? option
> http://london.indymedia.org/events you get to see the first page of
> events in chronological order, then there?s a tiny ?more? link at the
> bottom (which should be bigger and more obvious) but when you click
> that you get taken back to JANUARY 2009!!
> london.indymedia.org/events/archives/2 which seems to be because the
> latest events are page 62 backwards, rather than page 1 and going
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