I would suggest a way to have bigger pictures in news articles. Ie, have the thumbnails, in the normal article, but have some 'click to enlarge' or something. That way, renders and informative images are way, way easiert to see, and the visual element can help images; you could have text like 'as can be seen in the image to the left, damage to the interstage of this F9 was a bit heavier then expected; sources tell us it might be replaced'Or- actually showing something that is talked about, ie the connection point for the SLS booster being given a new paintjob.Tldr; bigger images in the news section.
Good start guys! First one, about the images, is something I can play with and I'll start a thread as I could also use some people versed with Wordpress. The "click for bigger image" was a pain on several fronts (spend more time with images than words) and photos being "link stolen" which other sites suffer from (wordpress direct link to use the image and not the article...blah blah), but thinking we could use the opportunity to update the article look and go with bigger images. Captions always seemed like a problem to insert, but we'll look into this on the thread I'll set up.Keep them coming, good ideas will get their own threads.
Is it time for a name change perhaps?
I'm spending more and more time on the site via phone and pad, less via desktop browser. I've used tapatalk for past few years and now am back to trying the mobile-friendly browser interface from my phone.One open issue is there's no good way to read articles / news stories on a phone. Finding some mobile-friendly presentation really should be some sort of objective for 2017, I think.I'm enamored by the flipit style interface WAPO and flipit app have adopted, but am certainly open to others.Thanks
2. Add abbrevation dictionary. If a user sees an abbrevation he can click on it and get an explanation. For example, "SSME" is mentioned in an article. He/she is not sure what that means, so he/she can click on the "SSME" and "Space Shuttle Main Engine" pops out. Or something similar.