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Reworking E2
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Interaction is a bad design philosophy
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So how DO you solve a problem like Maria?

How do you redesign Everything2? It's a bit of poser. Not as bad as actually building E2 in the first place, and i'm not suggesting a back-end redevelopment, merely a prettying-up of the front end to reflect the mores of the modern Web which demands its data presented in a more eye-pleasing and less cluttered way than E2 currently favours.

There are also twists and tricks which can be applied. Javascript can do some good stuff. AJAX can be harnessed (in a no-javascript-worm kind of way) to make navigation easier or even (my personal preference) remove it entirely.

The issue really is that E2 was a - ahem, excuse me while i speak forth revolting heresy - Web 2.0 site long before anyone else started drooling and hallucinating about Web point releases.

As such, while i normally regard event he mention of Web 2.0 as an abomination unto the Lord, in this case, all the usual fancy-schmancy gubbins is actually appropriate rather than just a blindsiding effort to distract from the lack of content with flashy toys.

I will work on the problem, design some screenies and host them on my own site.

Provided nobody thinks it's horrible self-advertising, i'll post some linkage here so that you can see what i'm up to.


Design thoughts are daylogged to prevent clogging E2 with bad meta shit.

  1. May 3, 2007
  2. May 5, 2007