A new way to navigate posts
|By Tayler Mayer|
Friday, December 17th, 2010
Try out a new way to navigate posts using DeafRead. If you consider yourself an advanced user, dare yourself to try the new and advanced interface. You may need to be a master of scrolling – of windows inside windows. This can be an awkward experience, but some people will prefer it over the current interface, including myself. With the current interface, clicking on a post opens a new window. When done reading, the reader closes the window to return to DeafRead.
The advanced interface eliminates this step. Simply click on the post and the post itself will appear on the right side — without leaving DeafRead. Click another post. It replaces the previous post in the right-side panel. Gone is the step of closing windows.
The pro is obviously speed. The new interface, in beta testing, comes with a few cons. For example, some posts may have page elements on the left side, which pushes the post content further to the right — which then requires the user to scroll to the right. This is where the scrolling mastery comes in. Even so, not all post content will fit in the right side panel. This suggests that computer monitors with larger resolutions will benefit the most. Do make your browser window larger for a better experience. The two side-by-side panels are 40%-60%, meaning they will automatically re-size according to your browser window size.
I don’t plan to replace this advanced interface with the current one. After beta testing is complete, the two interfaces will be standard and advanced, and you will be able to seamlessly switch between the two.
For bloggers: this doesn’t affect the traffic measured on your blogs, and the number of visits on DeafRead will count normally.
Currently the pagination (page 1, 2, 3 and so on) on the bottom doesn’t function properly. I’ll fix when I have the chance. Suggest feedback, share input and/or report any other issues. If you like it as much as I do, do tell!