With the imminent move of the Grasshopper forum(s) to this Discourse, I just wanted to ask/open up discussions regarding the concerns users on the current Grasshopper forum have been sharing. Specifically this one concerning padding/white space. As much as I prefer Discourse over Ning, this has also been one of my gripes with it. I guess I’m basically asking: has there been any talks about tweaking the Discourse interface based on user feedback, such as this example?
Yeah, +100 on this one. I complained about the white space a long time ago. The answer at the time was to use Stylish to customize thie interface, which works - sorta - but is downright painful to use and maintain, and there is no “manual” I found that tells you exactly how to use it with Discourse. Recently some update to Stylish just deleted my custom style (based on a model @brian posted years ago)… Not a happy camper at this point on this particular subject, don’t like to be dependent on some 3rd party program (which might change/disappear) either.
This is what my Discourse main page looks like with a Stylish mode applied, I would hope for something similar or even more compact as an option not using Stylish (which I would like to get rid of). It looks like the tags below the post titles add a certain amount of space…
not sure if adjustment of such sort can be done, all changes would have to go through the original discours which then can offer it through updates to our discourse… if you want to make suggestions then this is the place to do it.
@Helvetosaur can you post your “stylish” styles? It’s trivial for me, as an admin, to add them to the compact theme.
That’s all there is. You can see more words on the screen in Light (Compact). If you want something different, mock up a screen shot and post it here. It’s inefficient for me to make random changes and hope that everyone suddenly yells “yes, that!”
This is what I have - it actually came from you originally, which I later modified somewhat blindly by trial-and-error, as there is no guide to what this stuff really does… What I don’t know how to do is center the avatars vertically.
Sorry, I didn’t mean to sound critical, just wanted to confirm that what I was seeing was the expected behaviour. It’s terrific that you guys are willing to make changes like these. Anywho, I would probably second Marc here, that perhaps the feed went a bit too compact to comfortably read:
Specifically: the white spaces at the arrows makes it a bit wonky (IMO) to visually separate post (red is too small, blue maybe a bit big). Cheers from Goldilocks
Edit: Here’s a quick mockup:
I suppose decreasing the blue arrow white space and vertically centering the content between the grey lines might be an approach (as post titles with no category might look oddly off center).