Testing a New Layout

“We’re Testing a New Layout designed to be much easier to use and read from on all types of devices, It’s work in progress, but please comment.”
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zolbor
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zolbor

Well, the new layout is atrocious. It disrupts all chronological continuity, which is crucial for this kind of blog.
I don’t care for graphical style, but please, restore a top-down reading structure with clear DATATION for the articles visible from the homepage.

jpsquaddie
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jpsquaddie

I totally agree! please RETURN IT too how it was!!

Ruadhri
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Ruadhri

I’m fine with the general appearance of the layout, but do agree with the above poster that clear dates on the updates are important.

Cheers

Ruadhri

Captain_Mustafa
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Captain_Mustafa

How about a place to upload videos ?
So, people with good videos can upload them here & us guys can enjoy some rebel’s comedies.

Youtube & Liveleak are now pretty useless, they keep on banning un-favoured uploaders on Syrian War, but they let propaganda to come through.

E
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E
Please, please add a page where the full archives are listed. In simple link form with no images, like this: http://www.smbc-comics.com/archives.php I don’t want to have to endlessly scroll down to find an entry from a year ago… Otherwise, it’s fine, although there was nothing really wrong with the old one. One other thing: can the comments page be a bit more compact? Keep the fonts the same size, but there’s too much wasted white space between posts – a lot of times, the white space between posts takes up the same amount of screen space as the post itself.… Read more »
chabraque
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chabraque

Your site is very interesting and professional ! Detailed news that we never get in the mainstream muddy waters. I discovered your site by chance in december. If i may just comment :
1. I preferred much the older version with the day-by-day scrolldown, I’m a bit desoriented in the 5-lane-floating-bits presentation.
2. I understand that the SAA and NDF casualties should not be listed. Though it would be such a relief to read ‘no casualties in SAA’, Well we keep praying.
Thanks

spinworthy
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spinworthy

Unfortunately guys, it seems that you took something that wasn’t broke and broke it anyway!
New format equals visual clutter and no clear chronological path to follow. It may be trendy but it’s counterintuitive on so many levels for those of us that don’t suffer from attention span issues and need constant visual overload.
Too much going on for any given page. Please clean this mess up it’s functionally off putting.

jmc
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jmc

It’s a good initial effort. Congratulations. Top Down View at top of site would suffice for all those who prefer old layout.

chabraque
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chabraque

Thanks for the indication of the TopDownView. It is easy and clear !.

Josh
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Josh

Not necessarily a bad idea to move from (Google) Blogger to Word Press, but it would have been better if there had been some kind of announcement sooner. When I first saw this a few days ago I thought the page might have been hacked or something. Had to read for a while and see the frequent mention of rodents and was once again assured that all was well 😉

Agree though that there needs to be a better chronological layout so we can see right away which posts are the most recent.

zak
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Thought the site was down and censored. Uffff. I see the work in progress, good idea, but i was getting used to the chronology in a glimpse. Now it´s kind of harder to see the dates of updates ( at least until i got used to). Nice anyways.

CHEVI789
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Not really happy with this, firstly the font size is a bit small, then i really liked the old layout, there is way to much on one page.

I do realise that you probably had to do this but why not have it as before, the main page with about 5 under then an archive on the right?.

CHEVI789
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yeah cancel that, just read some other posts and had a look at the top tabs, sorry for the trouble.

zolbor
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zolbor

That’s much better with a date !
I think the latest news item should use a bigger tile.
I like the “battle maps section”, and hope the older maps will be tagged so that they can appear in it. That would be perfect.

Malooga
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There is no point to having six columns. I have Jan 15th sitting above Jan 09. There is no rhyme or reason to what you are doing. Yes, you have broken what did not need breaking. At most, Ziad needs two columns: One for a chronological blog; another for maps, and posts that are meant to stay near the top. Please check out moonofalabama.org. The most profound discussions have been going on there for over a decade — in good part because the format is so simple and efficient as to not distract from the purpose at hand. If you… Read more »
Dave in Australia
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Dave in Australia

Looking better all the time, just wish for larger / clearer font so I can read and see what i’m typing with these ancient eyes of mine.

jpsquaddie
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jpsquaddie

Sorry Ziad put it back they way it was it was great this is just too much!

Michel78
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Michel78

Thanks for all the effort WP Guy.

Greetings from Holland.

Cheers,
Michel

Angus
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Angus

Black text please, not grey, within the articles.
Top Down View helps but I’d like to see a little more of the article in the preview. The ‘Share’ button bar is not needed in the preview and is clutter.

Anonymous
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the lunatics have taken over the assylum

Anonymous
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Great guys, nice to read on my smart phone now…. All the best to new Sy Per… KL, Mlsia.

Northern westy NZ
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Northern westy NZ

Hi ziad.Thanks as always for keeping us informed as to what is really going on in Syria.My best wishes and prayers are for the wonderful Syrian Arab army and the work they are doing on behalf of the world and the thinking part of humanity. I think this is the best format for ease of reading so far.All the best to you

zolbor
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zolbor

Latest layout is great !
I’d like to see a “map” section, though. It was a good idea (and a better one with the older maps tagged in).

JK
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JK

Please include all of your text for reading in The Old Reader. I have to go to your site in order to read the whole text. It would have been great I’d you could mention that you’ve changed URL references! I didn’t see any news last days and was worried man! Victory for SAA!

Anonymous
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Not bad! As all things in life, it takes a little time to get used to new things, that’s it!

sicel joe

sam j. haim
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Hello Mr. Ziad and the WP Guy,

Greetings to u. I like this latest revision of the structure of the blog. DON’T CHANGE IT ANYMORE. How about a search box, where I can enter my name and find out where my comments are located to see if Ziad responded or deleted them? Keep up the greate work!

sam

Fish n Chips
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Fish n Chips

I miss the old header with the magnifying glass and Ziad’s pretty face!!

CHEVI789
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Hey WP guy, o.k, now this is getting much much better, only a couple of things to add, the text is too small as my other Australian compatriot says as well, i have seen a font change icon on another wesbite, this might be a good idea. I like the report comment tab as well, but you need to use a separator between them, and the other thing is when you reply to a comment it should be under that persons comment, not way down the list, that way he/she can see who replied to their comment, don’t really like… Read more »
biersauer
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Hallo Ziad, kann man schon eine Bilanz der Ratten-Kadaver seit dem Krieg sehen?
It´s be possible seeing list form aböut killed rats since?

CHEVI789
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to WP guy, nice work with the separator between the reply and report abuse.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Don’t work for the jew, print money yourself and make lazy boom jew work for you

last battle
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last battle

a vote function would be cool. everything else is just great. thank you for your hard work guys

pkhauptmann
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pkhauptmann

I have just discovered your site today via Twitter. I couldn’t be more delighted! Thank you. I am looking forward to reading this blog.

Shin
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Shin

WP Guy

Like the like/dislike button and the site is very easy to navigate now.

also Ziad’s replies colour highlighted works well.

Best wishes

the Thylacine
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the Thylacine
Re: Megis Kardava “… Megis Kardava is known to be under the protection of Turkish intelligence, thanks to his use of terror and trafficking of foreign fighters and weapons to further Turkey’s geopolitical interests in Syria and Iraq. ” * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Greetings, Ziad. FYI, I thought this should be circulated. It is at http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/02/03/america-murder-and-assassination-in-the-georgia-republic/ an article by Henry Kamens. My interest is to expose the distant actors who escape immediate attention viz. the attack on Syria. Your choice of course to publish. Keep up the fine work; your… Read more »
Anonymous
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just keep telling the truth unlike UK BBC MSM UK paper press, they lie to get more volunteers from UK to fight in Syria against SAA. The UK GOV fools UK muslims and gets them killed on purpose.