The Kinney Redesign

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Section of Adam's

Adam Kinney recently unveiled a redesign his blog. I posted a snippet there to the left.

Adam is one of those rare developers who has both solid design skills to complement his solid coding chops. In other words, he makes me sick, rubbing our absolute lack of design skills in our faces.

It is overall a pretty sweet design. The layout is clean with a crisp headline. My only niggle is the styling (or lack of) of the Recent Entries list. Just a little more CSS will go a long way there.

Keep up the good work, man.

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  1. Avatar for Jeff Atwood
    Jeff Atwood April 21st, 2006

    I feel very strongly that the comments link should *not* be at the top of the post. (AK is another blog which does this)
    How can I know if I want to comment, or read the comments, when I haven't even read the body of the fricking post yet?
    And then when I read the post and decide the topic is interesting to me, I have to eyeball up to the header to get to the comments? That doesn't make sense either.
    Don't Make Me Think, man!
    (FYI, I think this might also apply to permalink, print, etc, but I rarely use those)

  2. Avatar for Adam Kinney
    Adam Kinney April 23rd, 2006

    Thanks for the comments, Phil. :)
    Any suggestions on the Entries List? I think its a little weak in the Permalink/Tags area still.
    Plus in regards to Jeff's comments, I'm planning on providing summaries unless you are actually on the permalink. My thought is then you will see the title, date, how much it was discussed and a brief summary. So that should be enough to decide if you want to read the full entry.
    Next update should be early this week.

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    Adam Kinney April 23rd, 2006

    And where's your remember me checkbox?
    I am using IE7, did you turn it off for IE7? That's not funny...

  4. Avatar for Haacked
    Haacked April 24th, 2006

    The remember me checkbox was set to be invisible. Not sure why.

  5. Avatar for Jeff Atwood
    Jeff Atwood April 25th, 2006

    Why do I need to tell the blog to remember me? Isn't it the computer's job to take care of these menial tasks without me explicitly telling it to?
    I say remove it and make remembering the default.
    Complaining over. For now anyway. ;)

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    Haacked April 25th, 2006

    Well that's an interesting question. In this case, remembering the user requires dropping a cookie. Shouldn't I ask the user if he or she wants me to do so before effectively writing a file to their machine?