I'm really impressed amount of custom code for Ionic sample!
Scrolling through pictures makes me feel like my IQ loses 20-30 points... I just want more eye candy, rather than carefully reading the text. But I imagine that's more a thing of taste and interaction style, and it's pretty neat that we can change the HN UI to suit our own desires/needs.
If only the same were true for Facebook and the like!
Edit: To be clear, it is nothing against the project itself. Only in general that it makes it hard to scan pages with layouts like this.
Nonetheless, I like the innovative idea. Thanks for sharing!
It is time to make my own HN frontend! :) And this applies, for each of You!
Anyway my favorite frontend/design and UI is still https://news.ycombinator.com as it is fine to read and navigate 500 times per day and also offers the procrastination mode if I declare my self as addicted for compulsive HN site visiting. (Witch I should activate long ago :).
I'm not getting 500 stories as the description described.
Is there a reason you're using the yeoman favicon? Did the generator put it there?
Should mention you're using koajs, http://koajs.com/, I'm sure folks who haven't used would like to check out your code.
Either way, great job!
OP: Don't degrade your accomplishment by comparing it to Pinterest. The super smooth scrolling makes this feel way better than Pinterest!
* Somehow pinterest pictures paint a richer front page, and that works for them. The frontpages from HN do not give the same pleasing aesthetic.
* What I like about the current front page is that nothing distracts me from the content (headlines). Loads quickly with minimal clutter.