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By Chris Williams. Published: 21st Dec 2002, 08:34:57 | Permalink | Printable

Let us know what you think. Let us know what you think.

We're planning a new drobe.co.uk frontpage with a new layout and hopefully lots more content. In order that we get the design just right, we've started experimenting publically now with new styles. The first being to make links blue again and to split the news into two coloumns on the front page.

We welcome all comments, ideas, suggestions, rants and flames to comments@drobe.co.uk. Thanks.

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I don't like the design that is on atm. It is not very clear as to what is what :(

 is a RISC OS UserSober on 21/12/02 11:06AM
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I don't like the design that is on atm. It is not very clear as to what is what :(

 is a RISC OS UserSober on 21/12/02 11:06AM
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Could you elaborate?

Chris, drobe.co.uk

 is a RISC OS Userdiomus on 21/12/02 11:10AM
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Not really... it just looked horrible.

Looks better now :)

 is a RISC OS UserSober on 21/12/02 12:07PM
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Phew! That was terrifying for a moment, we've added images now and made older news tabled.

PHP editted with Nettle and pico. We like.

Chris, drobe.co.uk

 is a RISC OS Userdiomus on 21/12/02 12:11PM
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I think it's great!! Although 2 minor points, did I notice earlier that there was a horizontal rule (line) between new news and old news? This was nicer still but seems to have gone. And the whole thing of having a graphic for the lead news story, won't this mean producing an approcpriate 'Drobified'-picture for each new news item?

-- Ryan

 is a RISC OS Userdrjones69 on 21/12/02 2:27PM
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How about some headings saying "Latest News" and "Older News"? A bit more color would be nice too although I don't know how.

 is a RISC OS UserSober on 21/12/02 3:43PM
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I'd rather like to see Drobe support the RDF format so that you can see Drobe headlines with !Ticker ([link]).


 is a RISC OS Usersbellon on 21/12/02 3:49PM
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RDF/RSS is on the cards, once I can get the PHP engine to write out to the relevant textfiles.

Chris, drobe.co.uk

 is a RISC OS Userdiomus on 21/12/02 10:51PM
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I prefer the existing layout (i.e. news in single column on front page). Easier to navigate and distinguish the main text from the side columns. -- Govind Kharbanda, Edinburgh

 is a RISC OS Usergovind on 21/12/02 11:35PM
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Ok. We're just publically trying ideas to see what people think. We might revert back to a single column or try 3 coloumns. Wait and see :)

Chris, drobe.co.uk

 is a RISC OS Userdiomus on 22/12/02 4:05PM
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Having just now had cause to try to find an older article I found reading the 2 column headlines was slower and more difficult. One column to rule them all, or in the cookie bind them.

 is a RISC OS Usermavhc on 5/1/03 6:51PM
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I find that two columns looks nicer, but one column easier to read. Maybe a vertical rule would help.

 is a RISC OS Usermoss on 6/1/03 3:33PM
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moss - style GURU!

 is a RISC OS User[mentat] on 20/1/03 11:22AM
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god help us all... ;)

 is a RISC OS Userjmb on 20/1/03 1:23PM
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drobe.co.uk obviously don't think so ;-)

 is a RISC OS Usermoss on 20/1/03 4:34PM
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We're torn by the layout. We'll have to make it configurable or something.

Chris, drobe.co.uk

 is a RISC OS Userdiomus on 22/1/03 6:36PM
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Good idea :-)

You could add an option to get rid of the right-hand column; I personally don't find it that useful and just takes up screen estate (although I'm sure some people use it).

 is a RISC OS Usermoss on 22/1/03 6:47PM
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 is a RISC OS Usermoss on 14/2/03 6:22PM
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Test versions of the site will appear from time to time at:


Chris, drobe.co.uk

 is a RISC OS Userdiomus on 18/2/03 2:10PM
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