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Which comment system do you prefer on a review website?


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Erohann

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Looks better, maybe just consider the usefulness of the top line (between the logo and the menu) as it seems to unnecessarily waste vertical space.

Bottom line looks to serve a purpose.
Hmmmm I'm not satisfied with what it looks like now. Going to explore other options. I just need to eat first :p
 

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Desktop screens generally lack vertical space, when I open the home page, only one image is displayed completely, and two partially. Since the menu is presented ALL THE TIME, possibly consider moving it to the purple band at the top which is also there ALL THE TIME?

Maybe consider a image of a house instead of the word "Home" top left, people are familiar with it as most browsers use the home image...

When I click on "PC" there appears a big almost empty purple banner (just using PC since it shows it the best) with just the letters PC in it... Why can't it share the same vertical space as the logo?
 

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Desktop screens generally lack vertical space, when I open the home page, only one image is displayed completely, and two partially. Since the menu is presented ALL THE TIME, possibly consider moving it to the purple band at the top which is also there ALL THE TIME?
The "purple band" is the social and search bar. You'll notice once scrolled down it actually turns into the menu. And yes, the menu displays all the time. It's a general practice and a globally preferred one for easy navigation :)

Maybe consider a image of a house instead of the word "Home" top left, people are familiar with it as most browsers use the home image...
Removed it anyway. It's out of place there. Anybody knows clicking on a logo goes back to the home page :D

When I click on "PC" there appears a big almost empty purple banner (just using PC since it shows it the best) with just the letters PC in it... Why can't it share the same vertical space as the logo?
That is the category header. Also a general and preferred practice on news / blog sites. It really doesn't take that much space. It scales relative to the screen size too so on smaller screens it takes much less space. I honestly don't see the issue.

I changed the logo to a horizontal design, with a text only logo for the menu when not scrolled. Decent amount of space saved.

On what size screen and resolution did you view the site? And do you have windows scaling or browser scaling enabled to make things bigger? Just want to get an idea of how it looks on your side.
 

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Was on 1440 x 900 19" screen, Chrome browser at 100%

On my current screen (2560 x 1600), the background picture is both too narrow and not tall enough, leading to white space around it. Can fix it by scaling Chrome to 150% so not a big problem.

And yes, it is very important to maintain a familiar, generic look on one's site... makes the plebs feel at home, like it is just another review site, nothing special ;)
 
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Was on 1440 x 900 19" screen, Chrome browser at 100%
Hmmm will emulate and check.

On my current screen (2560 x 1600), the background picture is both too narrow and not tall enough, leading to white space around it. Can fix it by scaling Chrome to 150% so not a big problem.
Image should fill your screen nicely now.

And yes, it is very important to maintain a familiar, generic look on one's site... makes the plebs feel at home, like it is just another review site, nothing special ;)
It helps not to lose sight of what works :p
 

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Image fills the screen indeed.

The "purple band" is the social and search bar. You'll notice once scrolled down it actually turns into the menu. And yes, the menu displays all the time. It's a general practice and a globally preferred one for easy navigation :)
Still does not make sense to me, having the menu jump up and down, now it is in the middle of the page, then when I scroll it moves to the social bar... Personally I find the jumping around irritating.
 

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Very clean. I like it.
 

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Just checked the updated site on the 19" screen, looks very nice on default browser settings. (y)
 

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