Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.
Re: ScriptingNews 2.0b1 Comments
Author: Gary Teter Posted: 6/16/1999; 8:35:42 AM Topic: ScriptingNews 2.0b1 Comments Msg #: 7434 (In response to 7426) Prev/Next: 7433 / 7436
For the most part, I like it. The new header sub-items are great!
I'm not sure about the way the
- tag works now. Is the
tag gone? I'm hoping it isn't, but I don't see it in the 2.0b1 of today's ScriptingNews or the DTD.
The new format does have expressive power due to the
and tags, and I like that. A lot! And it suits the way Scripting News is written: short paragraphs, often with multiple links embedded.
But it doesn't work as well for a drill-down type of interface, which is what I've been working on recently. If I just pick off the
tags some of the "headlines" the user sees are just things like "Here's the next revision", "RSS version" and "fat version". A little cryptic. (And should I make "RSS version" and "fat version" two separate top-level items? They're not...)
The user could drill down one level further to read the body text with the embedded links, but it's not quite as useful as a well-written
like, say, "ScriptingNews format revised", which would let them know if they should drill down or not.
Of course, having say, a
and multiple items makes extra work for a site like ScriptingNews since you don't use headlines, and I'm not sure what the would link to on ScriptingNews anyway -- an anchor within the ScriptingNews html page? Or just drill down to read the ? Hmmm...
...time to revise my UI...
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