Next up in our quick deep dives (oxymoron I know), is the Homepage! Working off of the very first design iteration from @lastresmoyallc, one of our front end developers, we’ve only expanded.
Some of the things I really liked about this iteration was doing something really out of the box! Lots of color, modules, lists, etc. and while it’s a little overwhelming it’s on it’s way.
The trending section is something that will be constantly evolving, but the main idea was to display not only highly viewed stories, but also highly reacted to stories. I think I’d like to transition to two separate sections, with one large multi-module carousel, but I’d love your thoughts!
Additionally, we have a “Stack Overflow” section for editor-selected stories based on tags. These will hopefully house the up-and-coming stories from those selected tags. Mostly to help break up the page, but also to give you all even more content to peruse.
Finally for the “Afternoon Roundup” section, this is a big smorgasbord section with lots of miscellaneous, but engaging content. This will hopefully play really well with exposing you to content you may not have encountered otherwise, especially once we tackle if and how we work with individualizing feeds. For now, you’ll have more than enough to keep you entertained, interacting, and most of all hacking away your afternoon.
As always: feedback, feedback, feedback! Let’s make this site great. Cheers!