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23 May 2008 @ 09:27 am
The Dashboard  
In the latest news post, theljstaff have encouraged us to post some feedback here about the dashboard...

... and it seems that we can't post here unless we join the community. So I've done so.

The first thing I noticed (and it's first impressions that drive people away from a new feature and ensure they never come back) is that while the content is only about a thousand pixels wide, something is ensuring that the sideways scroll bar is giving us about another thousand pixels of completely empty page width. It's merely an irritation on a regular desktop browser but it's rather disabling on a handheld (such as a 640-pixel-wide pocket PC, one of my main browsers).

Internet Explorer 7 on Windows Vista exhibits this behaviour.
Opera 8.65 for Windows Mobile exhibits this behavior.

The version of Pocket IE that comes with Windows Mobile 5.0 doesn't.
Firefox 2.0.0.xx on Windows Vista doesn't.
Firefox 2.0.0.xx on Ubuntu 7.10 doesn't.

Any thoughts?
 
 
 
panda_pooka on May 28th, 2008 09:42 pm (UTC)
Couldn't log in at all (using XP & IE), but scoping out the unlogged-in version, I agree with some of the previous commenters - scrolling is a little maddening and there needs to be an ability to focus on specific topics or types of journals. I'm not much for typical content, either.