Making More Space on Performancing

Sometimes it’s nice to take a little break from the bigger stuff (building the Partners Network currently) to work on some of the smaller, but still important things. It’s been bugging me for a while now that our “pubish, track, discuss” graphics really push the content down the page, so we’ve taken some small steps to make them work a little better.

Now when you hit a blog post you’ll see nice small graphics above it. For regular members I hope it will make things easier to navigate and for new, that what you came here for is quicker to see. The larger widgets remain on the homepage, though for logged in users we’re considering replacing those aswell (as you no doubt know where they lead anyway).

Let us know what you think…

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9 thoughts on “Making More Space on Performancing

  1. This is a neat theming trick in Drupal. I think that people frequently want to show a different look on their home page than they do the rest of the site. This is easily possible using the $is_front variable in your phpTemplate theme as described in this Drupal book page.

    I’ve used it before to theme the sticky posts on the home page in a slightly different manner from sticky posts on the other pages of a site.

    In this case, I think it was a good design decision though I do think that the smaller icons lack a little color. Oh well…

  2. Hmmm….

    I’ve not looked into detecting mobile in quite a long time, but when i last looked it was hugely tricky.

    Any suggestions on how that might be done?

    I have considered…

  3. It would be great if you could serve the smaller images to those accessing the site from PDAs and mobile phones. Not so much that the larger files take longer to download but they force a lot of scrolling and push content drastically down the screen.

  4. I like the big ones 🙂 Keep them on the homepage. Gives at least a little bit of nice colorful corporate id.

    “Performancing for Firefox” should be something like “HTML editor for Firefox”.

    “Real-time” should be “Real-time counter!”

    “Helping Bloggers Succeed …” might become “Helping Bloggers Succeed! We Offer …”

    Otherwise this is some more nice site tuning on Well done!

    As always just my 2c …

  5. I’ve been thinking, what a waste of space; but also that since you are masters of the art, that they’re big for a purpose – marketing, publicity etc.

    So I welcome the move – less scrolling!

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