1. I click on a story expecting for it to take me to the site, but nothing happens. After feeling confused, I realize it actually added some text content after the story. What? It was only after looking in the comments here that I realized I had to click the link in parentheses (which on Hacker News shows you submissions from that website, not links you to the content)
2. I see a lot of "points", so I try to understand how things are upvoted - is it accounts? No, no accounts for your site. Is it based on the links popularity (eg trending tweets, hot news, hot reddit stories, etc)? No, there are some stories with hundreds of points, but linking to a reddit post with 2 upvotes. It's only then do I realize by clicking on the title, or the link, I'm "up-voting" it, even though it might not be good content (and in fact, each time I click it adds a point).
3. I search for the ability to comment, but realize that's not there, but again since it looks like Hacker News I think there's comments and go to click on something that doesn't exist.
In general, I think your site could be really useful, and there's a lot of cool stuff you did, but I'd either change your design so people don't treat your site (interaction wise) like the site your referencing, or try to at least link up expected behavior in a more consistent way.
Also, please don't attach /?sort=new (or remove it) to reddit threads. It overrides the user's sorting.
Clicking on titles expands/collapses.
In Xorg -- the graphical environment used on a lot of Unix-like operating systems like FreeBSD and various Linux distros -- middle clicking anywhere you can type text, whether that be in a terminal, in a text editor running in a terminal, a standalone text editor, an e-mail client, an input field in a web browser, etc etc etc, will paste the text you last selected. Once you get used to that you will wonder why every OS isn't doing so by default. It's pure genius plain and simple.
CTRL+Shift+Click opens the link in a new tab and switches to it.
Is it accepted? I would agree only when it appears in the NYT or The Economist with its 'new' meaning.
It's a subset of lazy people in tech who are abusing 'crypto' at this point in time, not Valley Girls. There's an inflection point here to interdict the abuse, before it gains mass-usage.
Also, the headline clearly says cryptocurrency, it seems to be the domain name he is complaining about.
Sorry, I don't agree with adding 8 letters to a url to make a very small segment of people (who are apparently not the target audience) happy.
It's like saying butter when you mean butterscotch. Doesn't mean the same thing and shouldn't.
In either case, crypto is an abbreviation.
What's the tech stack you used? I see from your comments buried at the bottom that you are not a designer, so will give you a pass on the usability issues that others are whining about.
Would suggest you buy a HTML template off of wrapbootstrap or themeforest and customize it. If you can't do that, hire someone from upwork to do the customization for you.
PM if you wanna chat more. Email in profile.
- when I click on the link to go to the side, I'd much rather prefer it to open as a new page because it allows for quicker loading when you hit the back button, which would then close that page and bring you back to your site without needing it to reload.
- when visiting a link and then going back, I need to tap it twice. Just tapping once brings me to the redirect and then it just goes to the link again. This doesn't need time be fixed if the link is opened in a New tab though
- the tickers up top should give priority to a watchlist we could build and store in local storage so sign up isn't needed. Should be pretty trivial to implement
I like the ticker. Saves me from needing to check elsewhere.
The ticker a the top is hard to use as I could not see that you could scroll.
I like the concept of the 101 section, could use some more info.
bitcoin: negative; ethereum: neutral; bitcoin cash: very positive
I would love you forever.
For the tech stack its just node.js and express on the backend and vanilla JS on the front end using webpack for bundling. I built this project really as a means to teach myself to write unit tests better and mock integration tests. In the first iterations I fed the news articles after they were scraped into Google's Natural Language Processing library to get the sentiment of the article. I scrapped this after it became too inaccurate.
maybe add some kind of account login to get the feed.
some kind of database to collect all this would be neat for some kind of price predictor
Reading the HN title, and looking at the site name listed on HN, I had expected there to be information relating to cryptography, which there is not.