2015/Post Styling

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Post styling

July 11, 2015 IWC Portland Led by Tantek

Making content look good is one of the toughest problems for indieweb, reason the silos have taken over.

Challenges

Types

  • notes
    • be better than Twitter = probably good enough
    • mobile readability
    • best way to make streams look good without taking up tons of whitespace
  • articles
    • challenges
      • summary
      • type hierarchy
      • featured image
    • good examples
      • Medium
        • depends on header image
        • single column, no side-by-side
      • Tumblr
      • Ghost default templates
  • photos
    • Instagram - full-bleed on mobile
    • also-ran: Flickr
  • podcasts
    • good examples
      • soundcloud
        • embeds especially good
        • comments on timestamps (timeline based marginalia?)
  • time series data
    • examples
      • cubism.js
      • D3.js
    • challenges
      • pretty static graph generated server-side
      • use R to generate a PNG
  • likes
    • good practices
      • include title or some context, not just "likes this post"
  • bookmarks
    • good examples
      • pinboard.in - highlight text + bookmark = grabs the text in description of bookmark
      • tumblr reblogging + add a tag
      • pinterest - for things that have a photo "image is the primary reason"
  • comments
    • threading
      • Facebook: 1 deep
  • very long form story
    • stories with chapters
    • books
    • technical docs
    • web standards
    • challenges
      • scrolling vs pagination
      • offline vs multipage per chapter
  • events
    • good examples

notification vs mobile vs large display

  • truncation?

permalink vs in-stream