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  •  About the prominent placement, (5+ / 0-)
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    claude, twigg, Got a Grip, Gabriel D, Miep

    I think it's fair to say that it is a Statement.

    The placement is entirely intentional and considered. The placement is expressive of redesign goals, of what the redesign was meant to do. The placement is expressive of site identity.

    •  precisely. n/t (4+ / 0-)
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      Garrett, twigg, Got a Grip, Miep

      don't always believe what you think...

      by claude on Thu Feb 24, 2011 at 12:19:21 PM PST

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    •  Good! (4+ / 0-)
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      Garrett, vcmvo2, Got a Grip, Miep

      Because it appears from here to be exceeding expectations, and goes a long way to answering the critics who said that such Diaries would be hard to find in DK4.

      I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
      but I fear we will remain Democrats.

      by twigg on Thu Feb 24, 2011 at 12:32:47 PM PST

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    •  Agreed (3+ / 0-)
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      Garrett, twigg, rexymeteorite

      If there's an element I wasn't fond of, it would be that Feature box at the upper right.  In a world where I was dictator ... well, I'd be ousted from power faster than you can say "Middle East instability".  But shortly before that, I'd ditch the feature box.  I don't like it.  I don't understand the process that chooses its topics and I don't see what it offers above and beyond the FP and the Rec List.

      In my brief tenure as overlord, then, I'd have "Welcome Back" box and the Rec List begin at the top of the page, level with the top of the CS box.  Basically, this would move Welcome Back into the column where the ads are located.  Welcome Back is shorter than the Feature box, so this actually increases ad visibility as a side effect.

      ReceRec would start below the Rec List, as it does now.

      It's true that the FP content would still be below the fold, so to speak, but I think that's fine.  By putting CS and the top of the Rec List in the initial frame, you highlight both the community's most important current topics (via Rec List) and a sample of the community's quality and depth (via CS).

      The FP posts operate outside of the community-contribution model of DK4, and aren't immediately visible (window size depending), but they have the advantage of their enhanced display and large amount of screen real estate following a scroll.  They're still important.

      "We are not entitled to our opinions; we are entitled to our informed opinions. Without research, without background, without understanding, it's nothing."

      by Serpents Choice on Thu Feb 24, 2011 at 12:47:11 PM PST

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