Subtle Site ImprovementsFebruary 22nd, 2010
Thinking about improving the user interface of this site, I did a couple of minor adjustments over the weekend which I thought I’d share. Basically I focused on how the left menu with all the posts works (accessible by pressing CTRL). The improvement is that an open left menu navigation is now persistent across pages, which allows for easier browsing of posts. The left menu now also focuses to the selected post when opening. Finally, the menu does not come into view when pressing CTRL while typing inside a textbox or input box (users can still press CTRL twice to force the menu to open in such a situation).
I also visually brought out the two ways to subscribe to the site in the top right hand corner by means of stronger Twitter and RSS icons. Oh right, and also added an easier way to retweet directly by means of the TweetMeme WP plugin.
Just thought to share and perhaps hear out what other ideas for improving this site readers might have. Feel free to comment here or add ideas to the uservoice page.