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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?
Dragon Messmerskullyflower on May 23rd, 2008 02:28 pm (UTC)
I liked the idea a lot, but unfortunately none of the "most popular" stuff ever appeals to me at all, so it would be cool if the thing were more configurable. Maybe based on the user's most used tags or something.

As far as the way it works/displays, they thing looks great in safari.

Edited at 2008-05-23 02:30 pm (UTC)