Alter Last Post layout

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Alter Last Post layout

Post by 5hocK » Sun Apr 27, 2014 4:06 pm

Alot of forums tend to use just the one line for a description of a forum which now leaves a white space underneath
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If the Last post area was widened (plenty of space in the middle) and the layout altered slightly the space wouldn't have to be there.
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No biggie, just more aesthetically pleasing

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Re: Alter Last Post layout

Post by Master_Cylinder » Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:02 pm

What if the username is long? I'd rather have a narrow last post layout with 3 lines than a wider one with 2. That leaves more room for topic titles and descriptions which is more important, imho.
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Re: Alter Last Post layout

Post by VSE » Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:52 pm

The better solution would be to have the forum name/description text be vertically centered, like the icon to its left.
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Re: Alter Last Post layout

Post by Jessica. » Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:31 am

+1

The width of the category column (to the right of the topics column) is way too wide on a 3.1 board in general (like my own test board). The last post column is not wide enough - it is WAY too narrow. so squashed. It needs to be more like the second pic in the first post here (however, I'd leave the post date below the username, like the first pic)

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Re: Alter Last Post layout

Post by VSE » Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:02 am

Jessica. wrote:+1

The width of the category column (to the right of the topics column) is way too wide on a 3.1 board in general (like my own test board). The last post column is not wide enough - it is WAY too narrow. so squashed. It needs to be more like the second pic in the first post here (however, I'd leave the post date below the username, like the first pic)
I agree. I fought for them to not change the column widths when they did... I liked the layout in 3.0. But I lost that fight, and they went ahead and made the right columns super thin and the main column super wide.
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Re: Alter Last Post layout

Post by hanakin » Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:57 am

actually i would keep the three lines and opt for a wider column but as the post suggests the entire thing needs reworked. I would change the order of content as well I mean to say something like this. This provides a cleaner look and is more straight forward semantically and it can be componentized to matched the notifications and pms sections as well to consolidate code.

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Re: Alter Last Post layout

Post by 5hocK » Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:23 am

VSE+ wrote: I fought for them to not change the column widths when they did... I liked the layout in 3.0. But I lost that fight
I see, didn't realise it had already been discussed. So it's a dead in the water idea :mrgreen:
Master_Cylinder wrote:What if the username is long?
The idea was to have the area widened.
5hocK wrote:If the Last post area was widened.....

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Re: Alter Last Post layout

Post by Master_Cylinder » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:48 pm

5hocK wrote:
Master_Cylinder wrote:What if the username is long?
The idea was to have the area widened.
My point was that with longer usernames than "admin" the area would have to be even wider than your example. I'm against it. I'd rather have the topic title and description area bigger instead of the last post area which is less important...
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Re: Alter Last Post layout

Post by 5hocK » Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:45 am

Of course it would have to be wider, bit silly limiting everyone to 5 letter usernames :mrgreen: it was just an example image (hence the 'eg') - All moot now anyway.

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