Ticket #204 (closed Task: worksforme)

Opened 12 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

Improve experience of the news block

Reported by: jri Owned by: Malte
Priority: Major Milestone:
Component: Drupal Website Version:
Keywords: Cc: rk, silke, irau, JuergeN
Complexity: 3 Area: Communications


Currently the sidebar's news block provides poor user experience. The overall impression is that of a machine-generated listing with virtually no content. (The extra verbose date formatting even competes with the headlines.) The current layout will rather not attract the user's attention, and barely appeals for clicking some headline link.

Suggestion for improvement:

1) The most recent 2 or 3 news are rendered completely in the sidebar. Including images. No teasering. No "read more". Below that 5 or 6 more news links are rendered as in the current format.

There is no need for teasering and we have no space problem. All news are carefully sized. There is an upper word limit all news adheres to. This limit is due to be documented as a rule for the news editors.

2) Compact date formatting:

"Sep 2, 2010"

instead of

"Donnerstag, September 2, 2010 - 2:54PM"

Change History

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by Malte

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to worksforme

1) added a news block showing 2 news completely and set the offset of the other block to start listing news beginning at n+2

this was the only solution without diving into writing a special, not trivial template for the news block and does the trick for me.

2) done

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by jri

That is a wonderful solution!
Thank you very much!

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by jri

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