LWN's unreliable 2014 predictions
Posted Jan 2, 2014 19:34 UTC (Thu) by corbet (editor, #1)
Better layout for small screens, instead, will almost certainly happen.
Posted Jan 2, 2014 19:58 UTC (Thu) by johannbg (subscriber, #65743)
Posted Jan 3, 2014 0:24 UTC (Fri) by dirtyepic (subscriber, #30178)
Thanks for another great year!
Posted Jan 3, 2014 0:25 UTC (Fri) by dirtyepic (subscriber, #30178)
subscribing to LWN article comments
Posted Jan 3, 2014 22:51 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata (subscriber, #1954)
Posted Jan 3, 2014 22:56 UTC (Fri) by jake (editor, #205)
Should be at the bottom of the article (and before the comments) between the "Send a free link" and "Post a comment" buttons.
Posted Jan 3, 2014 22:57 UTC (Fri) by corbet (editor, #1)
Posted Jan 4, 2014 0:39 UTC (Sat) by giraffedata (subscriber, #1954)
This feels a lot like those programs where options don't appear on the menu unless you're in the mode where they would work, e.g. logged in or with something in a list checked. These have raised much ire in me as I've scouted around saying, "Where did it go? I'm sure it was right _here_" and asking for help and hearing, "Are you blind? just go the to XYZ menu."
That's what "grayed out" was invented for.
Posted Jan 4, 2014 4:24 UTC (Sat) by corbet (editor, #1)
Posted Jan 4, 2014 5:03 UTC (Sat) by dlang (subscriber, #313)
Posted Jan 9, 2014 8:02 UTC (Thu) by farnz (subscriber, #17727)
It might be sensible to provide links to screenshots or full descriptions showing the extras you get at each level on the subscription page (linked from the descriptions). That way, people using the site every day don't get teased by things they can't do, but people who've already started down the route of giving you money know what they'll get for it.
Posted Jan 3, 2014 3:34 UTC (Fri) by sorpigal (subscriber, #36106)
The present system on LWN requires that a reply be posted which is convincing enough that an impressionable reader will believe the replier to be correct and not the original poster. This is far more useful in terms of education than simply decrementing a number and it does not risk that an unpopular view might go unseen. It's slow and time-consuming, but it's terribly fair.
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