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Re: So what's the deal with PerlMonks not changing in like 16 years?

by Ratazong (Monsignor)
on Feb 09, 2017 at 18:27 UTC ( #1181561=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to So what's the deal with PerlMonks not changing in like 16 years?

Hi nysus,

besides the question of manpower and/or willingness to change the appearance of the site: have you considered that some (or even many) of us monks like the current interface? I want to communicate about a language I use for scripts, so a text-oriented interface seems to fit. And I see no benefit of pictures, flashing, mouseover-activities etc.. So for me it is OK.

Recently our company-intranet got re-designed. Yes - it looks better now, with all these huge pictures, and even decent animations, and many white areas so the site doesn't look crowded. You can see that it is the work of some professional designers. However the space for text is much smaller now, so I have to scroll a lot to read the articles or to find the information I need.

I prefer functionality over modern optics, and that's why I see no need to change an interface that has been proven suitable since 15 years... but maybe I'm just getting old ;-)

Have a nice day! Rata
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Re^2: So what's the deal with PerlMonks not changing in like 16 years?
by nysus (Priest) on Feb 09, 2017 at 18:32 UTC

    I don't care about how it looks. You can theme PerlMonks and fix that. What I care about is that it's not improving. At all. For example: typing HTML into a textarea? Why wouldn't I prefer to have the website add the HTML in for me automatically? At least give me the option to turn that feature on if I want it.

    $PM = "Perl Monk's";
    $MCF = "Most Clueless Friar Abbot Bishop Pontiff Deacon Curate";
    $nysus = $PM . ' ' . $MCF;
    Click here if you love Perl Monks

        Cool, but what are the odds someone new to the site is going to find and figure out how to install that?

        $PM = "Perl Monk's";
        $MCF = "Most Clueless Friar Abbot Bishop Pontiff Deacon Curate";
        $nysus = $PM . ' ' . $MCF;
        Click here if you love Perl Monks

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