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task #9500: [BUG]: Too much empty space: Right Empty for Widescreen

Submitted by:  Edgar De Jesus <theboss_edgar>
Submitted on:  Sun 21 Jun 2009 07:58:36 PM UTC  
Should Start On:  Sun 21 Jun 2009 12:00:00 AM UTC Should be Finished on:  Mon 21 Jun 2010 12:00:00 AM UTC
Category:  Bugs Priority:  4
Status:  None Privacy:  Public
Percent Complete:  0% Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open Effort:  0.00

Sun 28 Jun 2009 03:52:39 PM UTC, comment #2:

Another option: Just set a background image for the content area, and the user will feel there is not a empty space anymore.

Davi Leal <davi>
Project Administrator
Thu 25 Jun 2009 04:16:34 PM UTC, comment #1:

Antenore Gatta wrote:

> But I think now there is too much empty space in the home page,
> something on the right or on the left should be added to give more
> balance.
> See the enclosed screenshot, with high resolution it doesn't look
> too nice.
> What do you think? Maybe we can add a div with news about GNU Herds or
> about GNU it self... Just an idea...

Now I understand the problem!

Edgar exposed it yesterday too. So there already at least two users who are
suffering it.

> Then, what about to think in a more Social Network way?
> Tags, comments, Friend Of A Friend (FOAF), DOAP (Description
> of a Project)...
> These geek stuff are not only the last fashion, but are useful...

Gathering together the proposals: <div> with:

* News about The GNU Project.

* News about GNU Herds.
We could place there some of the text exposed at
perhaps adding other news.

However, I think it would be better use that space
to something even more useful as, e.g. FOAF.

* Tags (Social information)
We do not want to publish the users resume, but maybe we
could publish a users country-Tag-map and a browsers

* Friend Of A Friend (FOAF) (Social Network)
I personally like this one, but the project must protect
users privacy. So the network should be anonymous if the
browser is not logged-in the application, and he can only
see the friends number but not the friends data itself?

* DOAP (Description of a Project)
I think this one is not needed, because the project description
is in the http://gnuherds.org/about . Such page is got via
clicking the logo or the "Free Software Association" title.

* Comments of what the users think about the project (Marketing)
I do not like this too much. I prefer Friend Of A Friend (FOAF)
IMHO it is the best "Social Network" way.

* Savannah mini-panel [Number of users] ...
Note the Savannah entries looking for volunteers, etc., will be
fully integrated in the GNU Herds pledges and volunteers entries.

After users integration with Savannah we will be able to place
the usual [Number of users], but we do not need such space to
do it because it can be better placed in the heading, IHMO.

* Just the vertical bar with the big "job offers", "pledges" and
"volunteers" buttons.
I do not like this one too much. We could add it to temporally
fill such empty space but I think we should replace it at medium
term with the FOAF feature.

* Several of the above.

* ... More suggestions?

[new task]: [BUG] Too much empty space

What do you think? These are quick thoughts. Please let us now if we are

Let us time to experiment with all the ideas ... If you want vote your
preferred idea. This is a democratic project, http://gnuherds.org/charter

I vote by adding both "Friend Of A Friend (FOAF)" for social network and maybe
later country-Tags for social information.

Edgar wrote:

> I have a widescreen 1360 * 768 (16:9), and the content is
> align to the left, maybe it should be align to center.
> Cause when i have the browser in full screen i see an
> empty (no content) right side.

We know it. We tried centered but it was less usable
because the tabs of some pages you see after login.

Changing position of such tabs when you click one is
annoying for the user.

> We just should think with what to fill that empty right side.

The problem is that with some pages it is not empty, and
we have to take into account that with other small
resolutions it is not empty either.

> I see, and most of the people don't use a huge
> widescreen resolution like me.

However maybe you are right Edgar, and we could find
a way to fill part of such space with something useful.

Ref. to development mailing list: http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/gnuherds-app-dev/2009-06/msg00010.html

Davi Leal <davi>
Project Administrator
Sun 21 Jun 2009 07:58:36 PM UTC, original submission:

In my case I have a widescreen, and in somepages of GNU Herds I see an empty space in the right. The content is aligned to the left, and Davi noted that but center it wasn't the solution.

So, this is for suggestions of what possibly we can fill that empty space, of course, no ads :-P

I was thinking with some dinamic small tips that says some stuff about GNU Herds such as objectives, a FAQ, a News or something.

That's all for now, I will continue thinking about this.

Edgar De Jesus <theboss_edgar>
Project Member


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    2009-06-25 davi CategoryWishlist => Bugs
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        SummaryRight Empty for Widescreen => [BUG]: Too much empty space: Right Empty for Widescreen
    2009-06-21 theboss_edgar Should be Finished on2009-06-21 => 2010-06-21
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