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Re: Upgraded NASASpaceFlight.com New Site Launch
« Reply #100 on: 12/22/2017 10:17 pm »
I saw the "dark homepage" when you had it up earlier, looked nice! 8)
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Re: Upgraded NASASpaceFlight.com New Site Launch
« Reply #101 on: 12/22/2017 10:19 pm »
Am I missing something, or is there no longer a list of all recent articles?

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Re: Upgraded NASASpaceFlight.com New Site Launch
« Reply #102 on: 12/22/2017 10:20 pm »
Am I missing something, or is there no longer a list of all recent articles?

We are currently fiddling with some layout changes so yes things might jump a bit for the next 20/30 minutes

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Re: Upgraded NASASpaceFlight.com New Site Launch
« Reply #103 on: 12/22/2017 10:22 pm »
As an early Christmas present, a small peek on the on the dark-mode development. Please let me know if this is what you are looking for..

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Article


Looks great. Maybe a bit darker margin?

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Re: Upgraded NASASpaceFlight.com New Site Launch
« Reply #104 on: 12/22/2017 10:29 pm »
Looks great. Maybe a bit darker margin?

^^^^^  LOL...I chuckeled at this.....DARKER!!...DARKER!!!.....HAHAHAHAH   ;D

That dark theme looks nice though.  Any way for us to test drive it currently? (different URL)?

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Re: Upgraded NASASpaceFlight.com New Site Launch
« Reply #105 on: 12/22/2017 10:31 pm »
Looks great. Maybe a bit darker margin?

^^^^^  LOL...I chuckeled at this.....DARKER!!...DARKER!!!.....HAHAHAHAH   ;D

That dark theme looks nice though.  Any way for us to test drive it currently? (different URL)?

Not yet, hopefully just after christmas (somewhere next week)

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Re: Upgraded NASASpaceFlight.com New Site Launch
« Reply #106 on: 12/22/2017 10:37 pm »
As an early Christmas present, a small peek on the on the dark-mode development. Please let me know if this is what you are looking for..

Yep, that's exactly what I had in mind! Nice work. :)
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Re: Upgraded NASASpaceFlight.com New Site Launch
« Reply #107 on: 12/22/2017 10:54 pm »
Looks great. Maybe a bit darker margin?

^^^^^  LOL...I chuckeled at this.....DARKER!!...DARKER!!!.....HAHAHAHAH   ;D

That dark theme looks nice though.  Any way for us to test drive it currently? (different URL)?

I think we've worked out who Wolf is..... ;D
« Last Edit: 12/22/2017 11:07 pm by Chris Bergin »
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Re: Upgraded NASASpaceFlight.com New Site Launch
« Reply #108 on: 12/22/2017 10:56 pm »
Congrats on a successful launch! Site looks great!
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Re: Upgraded NASASpaceFlight.com New Site Launch
« Reply #109 on: 12/22/2017 11:25 pm »
As an early Christmas present, a small peek on the on the dark-mode development. Please let me know if this is what you are looking for..

Homepage


Article


It looks much better with the dark theme.
A desktop mode to make use of larger displays also would be nice.
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Re: Upgraded NASASpaceFlight.com New Site Launch
« Reply #110 on: 12/22/2017 11:35 pm »
 Please don't do that! Or optional so we have a choice? Thanks. PS, Also makes the logo look worse, too. IMHO !
Smaller white print on black is hard on these ol'eyes; maybe it just me. If it ain't broke, why fix it? Someone said the forums need a makeover, but I have no trouble with them the way they are. I do get I am in a minority, probably! And I know you all are working very hard for a good result, and regardless, I appreciate that... :-X

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Re: Upgraded NASASpaceFlight.com New Site Launch
« Reply #111 on: 12/22/2017 11:41 pm »
Please don't do that! Or optional so we have a choice? Thanks. PS, Also makes the logo look worse, too. IMHO !
Smaller white print on black is hard on these ol'eyes; maybe it just me. If it ain't broke, why fix it? Someone said the forums need a makeover, but I have no trouble with them the way they are. I do get I am in a minority, probably! And I know you all are working very hard for a good result, and regardless, I appreciate that... :-X

To reassure everyone, the dark mode will be OPTIONAL :D

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Re: Upgraded NASASpaceFlight.com New Site Launch
« Reply #112 on: 12/23/2017 02:01 am »
Optional definitely would be the way to go on it.

A little more shading on the sides or even some kind of space themed background to add little depth and set it aside from other sites would be nice.
« Last Edit: 12/23/2017 02:04 am by Patchouli »

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Re: Upgraded NASASpaceFlight.com New Site Launch
« Reply #113 on: 12/23/2017 02:15 am »
New web pages looks nice but would it be possible to fine-tune the fonts? Like 1pt larger, heavier body? Both on Safari iMac and iPhone. I keep comparing with Safari reader mode and the reader mode seems clearer. Probably just my old eyes, sorry :) To give you an idea, attached a side-by-side screenshot of an article as shown in Safari vs Safari reader mode.

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Re: Upgraded NASASpaceFlight.com New Site Launch
« Reply #114 on: 12/23/2017 02:21 am »
Just noticed a spelling error in the browser titlebar when viewing the new homepage.

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Re: Upgraded NASASpaceFlight.com New Site Launch
« Reply #115 on: 12/23/2017 11:44 am »
Just noticed a spelling error in the browser titlebar when viewing the new homepage.

Good spot! Never taken any notice of that before. Will be removed and we can think of a good tag line in the future :)
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Re: Upgraded NASASpaceFlight.com New Site Launch
« Reply #116 on: 12/23/2017 01:09 pm »
Just noticed a spelling error in the browser titlebar when viewing the new homepage.

Anddd it's gone :)

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Re: Upgraded NASASpaceFlight.com New Site Launch
« Reply #117 on: 12/23/2017 01:12 pm »
Looks really good Chris. Thank you Mark! Here's what it looks like on my Chromebook.
Working my way thru the new features. Great stuff!
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Re: Upgraded NASASpaceFlight.com New Site Launch
« Reply #118 on: 12/23/2017 01:30 pm »
And to all, we have final placement for the articles. Note that the ones you see in Chuck's screenshot at the featured (main) articles. As per the old site, we have "secondary" articles, used - for instance - when there's three events at the same time.

So last night was SpaceX launch - featured.
Japanese Launch and Chinese launch - secondary:

The secondary articles run under "Latest News". They all have their own sections, but that ensures new articles are easy to find. Most articles are featured when we run them, so that's why there's only the need for the two article secondary placement as it's pretty much just for when there's two or three stories in the day.

Speaking of which, we'll also be working on a writer drive as we know there's more talent out there :)
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Re: Upgraded NASASpaceFlight.com New Site Launch
« Reply #119 on: 12/23/2017 01:36 pm »
This might be interesting reading. There is a lot of magic you can do with image caching... if applicable it can reduce the load on your servers as well as the load on everyone's browser... Most NSF images once posted would never change I think? so really long time to lives might work well.

https://code.facebook.com/posts/557147474482256/this-browser-tweak-saved-60-of-requests-to-facebook/

I don't know (and don't want to know) NSF internals well enough to know if this might apply here but thought I'd toss it out.
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