We’re going to be implementing a new template soon. We’ve been wanting to do this for years and it is finally happening. There are many reasons why this is necessary from site load speed to better commenting. This will give use more control over what is in our sidebar (right now I have to hand code everything into the friggin’ template!).
This is going to happen. Help us make it awesome.
<edit –> we’ll default to dark with an option for light.>
What does everyone think about the commenting system? How deep should we be able to nest? Right now I think we’re at 3 levels deep.
Would you prefer for us to do the stories as we are now (picture + a breakpoint wherever we want), or would you prefer for us to use excerpts to put more stories on the front page, but you only see a predefined amount of characters before you have to click to read? (ex: venturebeat)
<edit –> keeping our current system of BIG picture and controlled break>
We won’t be coding any completely new systems. We use WordPress and we don’t even have the ability to use all wordpress plugins that are available because of the hosting system we’re on. However, if you have any more ideas on how we can make browsing hackaday easier/better, lets us know.
We obviously can’t make everyone happy. Change is always met with resistance ([Newton's] 17th law).