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Updates and an announcement from LWN

Updates and an announcement from LWN

Posted Jul 5, 2012 9:43 UTC (Thu) by mtelleria (subscriber, #33878)
Parent article: Updates and an announcement from LWN

After a quick read of the comments before me, I join the group favoring the current simplistic, information-oriented approach. So far for the look and feel everything is fine to me.

As for the colours I always disable them in my browser for all pages imposing my choice over the page designer's. In Firefox this achieved through Preferences --> Colors --> use system colors and disabling "allow pages to use their own colors. Like most newspapers, blogs and other real content-aimed webs LWN does not hide anything from me (as background images for example) and therefore respects my choices.

A possible improvement: work in the search area, or rather the indexes. I find the kernel page index absolutely fantastic and I would suggest creating similar indexes for distributions, development, grumpy-editors, etc.

As for ways to increasing income I think that we, subscribers, should do more pub among our colleagues, LUG's and environments. My university library had had once a group subscription but it was cancelled since it was "no longer considered essential and our budget reduction would not admit it". I don't know what the price was (the negotiation happend levels above my local librarian could know) but maybe I can propose my lab to relaunch the process (at least in a local scene for our 15-20 people).

Congrats Michael (I also have your TLPI book on my shelf) for making it as a new editor and thanks LWN for allowing him to work together with Nathan (whose articles are also quite enjoyable as well)!!.


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Updates and an announcement from LWN

Posted Jul 5, 2012 10:52 UTC (Thu) by dgm (subscriber, #49227) [Link]

> As for the colours I always disable them in my browser

As a matter of fact, LWN is one of the very few sites that allows you to customize the color theme. You can change all the colors in your account settings. I doubt there's much people that use this feature, though.

Updates and an announcement from LWN

Posted Jul 5, 2012 11:33 UTC (Thu) by hummassa (subscriber, #307) [Link]

I do, because (sorry, guys) I find the original color theme simply unbearable. My settings are:

white white white lightgray #eee #eed black red green #909 #ccc

I find it marks well the difference between visited/unvisited links (green/red), quotes, and the green goes with the LWN logo. YMMV, and there are people that do not like the "white-background" theme, but it is what I found less straining.

Updates and an announcement from LWN

Posted Jul 17, 2012 15:54 UTC (Tue) by Baylink (guest, #755) [Link]

I do. :-)


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