Welcome to the new LWN.net!
Posted Jun 1, 2002 14:42 UTC (Sat) by waltech
Parent article: Welcome to the new LWN.net!
Using mostly win95/netscape 4.08 800 X 600 for webbing.
I'm very glad to see:
1. The page fit is compatible.
2. Neither the right border nor text
runs underneath the right side window scroll bar!
3. Page displays nicely with my pc java and
java script setting off.
4. You are not using too much in the way of
IE's blue tone for links- which is impossible
to see on this netscape. Far too many Linux
sites reduce themselves to using MS's IE default
blue, rendering viewing with Win netscape 4 useless.
5. the light grey on headliners provides 'some' contrast.
6. Your pages still download and render FAST !
7. Regular new submittals thoughout the day,
as always, which is why I visit frequently. If you
ever start collecting and posting, say, twice a day,
I will be gone.
What I miss:
1. the center screen text and columnn width of the old pages.
(almost 'newpaper column' style, which makes reading
easier and faster)
2. the nice yellow to contrast the text.. it prevented
too much of my screen from being 'white' and
the light emitted washing out my eyeballs.
What was omitted:
1. In the newaccount screen, tell us you require cookies
at the top area.
2. Tell us if any area should use java or java script-
preferrably you won't use any.
I generally keep cookies off, so I always have to
switch on those few sites where I will use them.
Same for java/script.
I'm not sure that with your new style I would
read your pages 5,6,7 times as day as I used to.
3. I don't see a "Letter to the Editor"
I really enjoyed reading those letters from those
who took the time to address issues. I feel that
simply being able to place comments about articles
is a different horse. Internal discussion on your
part may be needed to define how that should occur.
Perhaps you could accept letters addressed to the
editor, or perhaps selected 'comments' to
be placed in an 'editor' section.
I'm not overly interested in reading 'comments'
that may consist in the hundreds, threaded,
and looking like a general discussion list.
I want selected material. Your judgment selecting
news and commentary has always been very good.
After writing, I previewed and was dismayed
that all the careful editing I did to make this
comment readable had gone away, and there is now simply
a mass of text. Perhaps it's industry norm to prevent
long comments, or I need to be more concise ??
to post comments)