Poll: Weekly Browsers Recap

By | May 26, 2010 | 20 Comments

I’d like to hear your opinions about weekly browsers recap. Here’s what I think: instead of linking to all the news articles, I would cover them in this blog.

Pros: wouldn’t have to wait whole week to read about something, what had happened 5 days ago or so.
Cons: ?

Replace weekly recap with news articles instead?

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Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded FavBrowser.com. Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

  • Tiago Sá

    My suggestion is you create a new post category for link-only news, if you can’t write something yourself. It may need some smart theme changes to accommodate the new category, but I think it’s a nice thing to have.

    • Foo

      Something like a “newsflow” in a column on the right might be nice, with just a short summary for “minor” news. In other words a “Recent News” box that looks like the “Recent Comments” box.

      Another solution is to have it sort of like it is now, except the weekly box is updated and bumped to the top as the links come in and its layout might change depending on how many lines there are.
      Two “mock-ups”:
      Early in the week, when there’s little content.
      The “No Comments” and “Post a comment” should be shortened in the above and probably merged.

      Later at the end of the week.

      I don’t think this solution would require any sort of WP extensions either, would it?

      You could also have as above in the flow on the frontpage and when someone goes to the article specific page they would see short summaries or your personal thoughts for each article.

  • nobody

    well, i have to say that i always wait till the end of the week to see what did i miss during the weekend.

    this browser recap i find wery helpfull and needed. browser related news are constantly burried under tons of apple coverage around the globe, and while i own iphone, i couldnt care less about what new refresh macbook received.

    so, please, do not remove this weekly recap, i would surely miss it.

    i like the ‘newsflow’ thing also, that would free you from editing posts, while still contributing much to us.

    so, my vote is ‘do not replace’. browser news are not needed on zero hour, so i can wait to see all of them, instead of few ‘hot’ ones (where comes into discussion, that for me hot is something else than for Mr A or B)

  • bingo007

    i agree with nobody.browser recap is great.

  • http://www.favbrowser.com Vygantas Lipskas

    Thanks for your feedback!

    Still thinking :-)

  • Ichann

    I propose you recruit someone to help you.
    Someone whom is bias neutral.

    No not that troll Nick Farrel. This dude

    Can’t stand that c*nt.

    Also you can make a presumption based on the statistics of your average user.
    ———
    Are you affiliated with browser-watch in any way?

    • Ichann

      Ooh Ooh.

      Can you make the commenting system better?
      Maybe move to wordpress?

      • http://www.favbrowser.com Vygantas Lipskas

        This is WordPress, what do you mean?

        • Ichann

          :D

          Sorry I usually look at the footer for something along the lines of “wordpress”

          Maybe a plugin to include rich text editing. Like links, images. (Why cannot post images here?)

          Dont want to do this all the time to post a link

          Thank you.

          • Ichann

            Would this work?

            Only one I could find that comes remotely close.

          • Foo

            Hell no, linking images is enough. If you want to see images then install an extension or save a bookmarklet that embeds them for you.

            As for WYSIWYG edititng, TinyMCEComments should solve the problem nicely. While you’re at it, it could be nice to have the ability to edit one’s comments, preferably not once someone has written an answer though.

          • Ichann

            Hell yes. Maybe the layout needs to change. I admit with the current layout as limited as it is, will pose a problem.

            And I would like a reply button under each comment. It seems I can only reply to a parent comment. Why can’t I reply to a reply.

            And we really need editing

          • http://www.favbrowser.com Vygantas Lipskas

            You can, but not to a reply of a reply of a reply of a reply :-)

          • http://www.favbrowser.com Vygantas Lipskas

            Foo, TinyMCE is now installed.

             

             

          • Foo

            @Vygantas
            Cool :-)

  • http://www.favbrowser.com Vygantas Lipskas

    Hmm,

    What if I would do this:

    Week in Browsers, them link to all FavBrowser articles (so you wouldn’t miss anything) + bonus links from other sites, just like now.

    • Ichann

      Yes why not.
      What no article explaining the change.
      Vygantas, you are such a slacker.
      So the way to do links is to first write out the word, higlight it then hit the link icon.
      A bit stupid, but meh.
      Test:

      Google

      • http://www.favbrowser.com Vygantas Lipskas

        Haha, allright, will do that :-)

        • Ichann

          I see.  I see. Icy.

      • Foo

        A bit stupid, but meh.

        Have you seen an easier way to do it?
        Note that you can also select a link, or a part of it, in most browsers and copy+paste it and it will preserve the linking for you.

        oogl

         
        Same thing with other formating

        Ichann says:
        May 30, 2010 at 12:42 am