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The new front page layout - is it Marmite?

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18/11/2011 11:07 am

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Tom Lloyd

Tom Lloyd

Posts: 148

18/11/2011 11:41 am

Thanks. I was about to post something asking for views, but you beat me to it. The idea is to display content more effectively, so I'd be interested to hear whether people feel it works or not. We'll be rolling out some of these new elements to other areas of the site over the next few weeks, and could also make further changes to the home page, so let me know what you think.

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Nathan Cousins

Nathan Cousins

Location: South West
Posts: 4

18/11/2011 1:31 pm

As a daily user of the site its a thumbs up from me

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Rick Campbell

Rick Campbell

Location: Macclesfield CHESHIRE
Posts: 424

18/11/2011 1:53 pm

It seems OK but I think once we've got used to it we'll have a higher opinion.

Oh, and thanks for asking. 

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Anonymous

Anonymous

18/11/2011 2:06 pm

A caption competition could be fun

For instance, on today's front page with Cameron pan faced next to a Shapps in full view:

'he just never shuts up, endless pointless meaningless drivel. God he's so embarrassing, but here I sit having to hear it spill out knowing that I'm then going to have to stand up and agree with it all. Why did I ever want this job. And, he's still not shut up. I must have words with Eric!'

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Rick Campbell

Rick Campbell

Location: Macclesfield CHESHIRE
Posts: 424

18/11/2011 2:10 pm

Methinx that the 'censoring' department of IH could be needing extra staff if there was a caption competition -- however, you never know?  1st prize could be a day in the company of the Eric, 2nd prize being 2 days, 3rd being 3 days.

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Chris Webb

Chris Webb

Location: Home Counties
Posts: 32

18/11/2011 2:13 pm

Clearer - crisper and easier to locate the latest stories.

How about putting the forums on a scoller like the other opinion area?

I look forward to the innovations across the other pages, although I can't imagine what they may be.

Good work team at IH - new format is a winner.

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Mike Batt

Mike Batt

Posts: 193

21/11/2011 9:42 am

I'm not keen on it. Seems to be just more gaps between articles to me and less articles visible at that (IMHO). F451.What is the side-scroll thing you refer to? I cannot see this?

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F451

F451

Location: Europe
Posts: 191

21/11/2011 10:06 am

the little red arrows either side of 'Blogs and Opinion' Melvin that turns the selection into a rolling observable selelction rather than as before where you had to leave the home page to see what was currently being posted.

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Mike Batt

Mike Batt

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21/11/2011 2:17 pm

Thanks F451 I see them now.

Still don't like it...I like Marmite though.

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F451

F451

Location: Europe
Posts: 191

22/11/2011 4:15 pm

No doubt yeast by products are fitting for a super-hero, for myself I prefer far more traditional English Fayre like pottage which I'm quite skilled at making - a skill I learned whilst living in a field in Suffolk of all things.

I'm leaning towards you Melvin on the overspacing as it would be nice to see more of the page in one view without minimising the screen too far.

Still more pro than anti though - perhaps the inner page modifications will be amazing!

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F451

F451

Location: Europe
Posts: 191

23/11/2011 4:24 pm

It appears that the IH crew had new photo's taken for the new look front page. Yet, only Tom seems to have dramatically changed in appearance since the last photo shoot.

Is it the same Tom, or has he really changed that much?

Was it the pressure of being the on site agony aunt, or the worry of buying a round last year?

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Rick Campbell

Rick Campbell

Location: Macclesfield CHESHIRE
Posts: 424

23/11/2011 4:28 pm

WHAT, WHAT -- I didn't get a drinkee out of that round ....

Sorry. I'm a tenant and forgot that we aren't to get anything! -- as we;re sub-human.

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Mike Batt

Mike Batt

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02/12/2011 9:27 am

I'm missing the forums being on the top half of the front page.

They seem to be hidden in a bottom corner at the moment.

Any chance you could bump them up a bit?

#justanidea

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F451

F451

Location: Europe
Posts: 191

20/12/2011 3:50 pm

Could comment boxes be made any larger, so that eye-scan reviewing is simpler (essential for rushed numbskulls who can't spell) or failing that a preview option prior to posting to assist sending in those posts with glaring errors, or even missing parts?

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