Wednesday, August 13, 2008

New 'Light' Design


Recently, speed has been a major issue with majority users. Once your page grew with more than 100 links it takes a while to load. Personally I tried to maintain maximum 12 links per page, but it may be difficult for some users who has hundreds of imported links per category.

What do you think of this new radical 'light' design for Only2Clicks:
  • Display thumbs only for the top 6 links per category
  • Vertical Category instead of Horizontal tabs - allowing more categories can be created without messing up with layout.
  • Text only for the rest of the links
Feedback anyone ?

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12 Comments:

Blogger Brian Friend said...

This must be something that you're thinking about implimenting...

It looks like a nice layout.
I think all of it should be optional for sure.

You should be able to choose whether or not you want tabs or the sidebar; you should be able to choose whether or not anything after the first six are text only or not.

An issue with the text links: On a widescreen computer (at least with mine) my browser displays four columns across, not three like your picture. Some people might want 6 to have the thumbnails, some might want 8.

August 14, 2008 at 3:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure much thought went into the new design therefore, making it more functional.

What I feel would help, would be the decrease in size of the current snapshots which need not be as large as they are.

This possibly could speed things up too. In addition, to having eigth+ snapshots displayable opposed to only six within the new layout.

August 14, 2008 at 4:27 PM  
Blogger Michael Berg said...

Looks pretty slick. Personally I keep 15 links on my homepage because of my widescreen monitor.

My thumbnails havent updated in a long time, so why not make it so they just stay cached and don't have to load every time?

August 15, 2008 at 7:34 PM  
Anonymous John said...

What about smaller icons. Another idea - allow creation of sub-folders under the tabs. So under my "travel" tab, I could create sub folders for airlines, rental cars, florida homes, motels in . . . I think you get the idea. Even sub-folders in the sub-folders might be useful to file those "rarely used" obscure sites. Making them easier to find in the future.

August 16, 2008 at 4:22 AM  
Anonymous Carlo said...

I like your layout and its options. Personally, I like your concept of only 2 clicks. The design that you came up with agrees with your site concept. Keep up the great work!

August 21, 2008 at 3:41 AM  
Blogger mereview said...

I would more than 6 links per category, Display thumbs for the top 10 say. Then text only for the rest of the links
I like Vertical Category idea , but can you arrange for option to sort category/tabs alphabetically.
also how about a back button at top of category page saves scrolling to bottom of long list each time

August 26, 2008 at 12:11 PM  
Anonymous handy said...

As long as its optional, great. But the use of visual icons is the whole reason why I use this site, and the less text the better in my opinion. Totally agree with the comments above about caching shots and perhaps reducing size slightly. The worst part of this great site is waiting around for the same images to refresh yet again.

August 26, 2008 at 3:30 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

I would love this idea. Making it optional would be best because I know a lot of people don't fill up the tabs like I do.

October 6, 2008 at 1:56 PM  
Blogger reedysclan said...

Horizontal tabs take up less screen space and work best for me. Make screenshots smaller, and display 4-6 of them. List the rest. The objective is to achieve optimum ease of use (quickly recognizable icons vs reduced scrolling).

January 12, 2009 at 12:10 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

I like the idea of two styles.

Any way to set up an ad-free educational account for schools?

September 19, 2009 at 9:49 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

I like the idea of two choices.
Any way to set up an ad-free educational account for schools?

September 19, 2009 at 9:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOVE THE IDEA!

November 10, 2009 at 12:39 PM  

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