On Sat, Oct 06, 2012 at 04:40:04PM -0400, Jeff Fortin wrote:
> 1. Kill favicons in the feed list.
Hey, they're very helpful! I use them to quickly find the right feed
in longer feed lists. (Or did you mean feed _item_ lists?!? If
favicons are there, too, I never noticed.) Additionally the "no entry"
sign instead of the favicon quickly shows download problems. (Ok, that
could be solved with color elsewhere, too.)
> Only show icons for search folders, folders, and news boxes;
They're useful in search results, too, to give a hint from which feed
they are, yes.
> 2. Kill the "attachment" icons from the feed items list. Users
> shouldn't care about attachments before clicking the actual feed
Depends. There are some feeds where mostly the items with attachments
matter to me (comics mixed with blog posts :-), so I tend to read
> 3. In the date column, don't show time for anything older than
I disagree here, too. That should be at least configurable. I consider
it interesting information to see if all feed items are posted at the
same time or not. "older than yesterday" clearly removes that
information. (And I'm already annoyed by this blurring of time stamps
on GitHub, Twitter and other such sites. Please don't do that to my
favourite feed reader, too.)
> - Avoid abusing bold type. I'm thinking that in the feeds list, the feed
> name shouldn't be bold, only the unread items count... otherwise,
> everything ends up being bold all the time, and it's just too much (adds
> visual clutter and eats precious horizontal space). Aaaah, but here
> comes the problem: if the feed name is too long, the unread count at the
> end of the string is cut off. The solution would then be to use a
> separate column to display that string (and possibly use a circle/bubble
> like other apps (Miro, Apple Mail, LightRead, etc.) instead of a plain
> string, but that's mostly just eyecandy).
I agree with the unread items count should go into its own column. I'm
fine with the bold font, though.
Kind regards, Axel
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