plural = "s" if comments > 1 else ""
"%d comment%s" % (comments, plural) if comments > 0 else "Discuss"
I also miss seeing the clickable domain next to the submission's title rather than all the way down at the bottom
"%d comment%s" % (comments, "s" if comments > 1 else "") if comments > 0 else "Discuss"
the "like it? spread the word" header takes about ~25% of my screen and doesnt go away until i specifically put my thumb on that and scroll down. you should at least at a 'dismiss' button to permanently hide that.
after that you're in desperate need of some navigation. put a floating button somewhere which pops up the names of each column, so you're able to quickly jump to it.
the cards itself also are in desperate need of an overhaul for mobile devices. why arent the comments | discuss | url with flex space-between for example. and why is there a line at the bottom of the card?
seems to capture the spirit of tweetdeck on desktop though, so congrats on that front!
It worked fine in chrome and firefox so I thought it's good enough. I will try to fix it in coming days.
Also, I've noticed that Ask posts often don't make it to the official Ask page. I've talked to the mods about this and understand there is a threshold, though in my experience it is not accurately applied (sometimes a newer Ask post with more points won't show up, but an older Ask post with fewer points will). I hope you can pull the raw post data instead of just pulling from the 'official' Ask (and probably also Show) pages.
Side topic, I remember a HN post about a checklist for launching a project. If someone remember it, I would love find retrieve the link.
EDIT: It should work now !
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Request ID: 85531377-4387-4f46-8e4e-6db4cd84a094
I'm more concerned about the lack of https. Does your site support SSL? I'll check it out either way, just wasn't present in your original link. For what its worth, I get the same type of error with https.
- some visual hierarchy would be good, right now it's quite hard to read at a glance. Some quick CSS overrides, a bit buggy but you get the idea - https://imgur.com/ztmCSNQ - you probably don't also need all the extra info, the headline and number of upvotes/comments most interesting
- I think most of the time you're not interested in jobs or some of the other columns, would be nice to turn them off or add other ones you are interested in (like let's say all recent posts/comments from users XYZ)
-it would be nice to have a preview of the comments without opening the post
This reminded me of the debate we had in my previous startup when developing a News App in 2015 -
Single article on the screen(me) vs Multiple articles as thumbnails (associate).
My reasoning was that our eyes are going to see one article at a time, we are going to focus on single article at a time, then why crowd the screen with useless items.
My associate's argument was that we should be able see as much information as possible without scrolling.
Well, since I was the CEO; should I say which one did we go for?
http://talkabout.co.in/ [Abandoned long back, updating in personal capacity for android breaking changes ocassionally].
For example, each column can have a "shrink" button that, when clicked, shrinks and allocates it to the side, thereby allowing the other columns to expand into that space.
This way a user can just view the columns they wish to see.
It would be more usable with the share links at the bottom and smaller column headings. Personally I don't often look at the Jobs posts so having a checkbox to hide it would leave more room for other columns' text.
If something could be done to make the 'line 2' info fit on one line would be awesome:
Ask HN: How to avoid over-engineering
software design for future us...
181 points by h43k3r a day ago
190 comments | discuss
Btw, I also made a 2-col browser that groups by post date. Click the column headings to change view modes. https://hackerer.news
1. Trim top part to add more spaces, 2. Link the column headings to /best, /ask, respectively, 3. Remove "Discuss" and link "comments", 4. Fix height (Getting double scroll in small monitors)
$curl --head https://damng.github.io/hackernews-rss-with-inlined-content/...
content-type: application/rss+xml; charset=utf-8
Chrome just doesn't support RSS.
I see you are able to open the URLs directly - something the app I use seems unable to do - perhaps it’s time for me to changes apps.
A feature I’d enjoy is the ability to open both the story and the comments at the same time. I almost always do so manually anyway - i like comparing the (often) hyperbolic article with a does of reality/sense in the comments. Or is it the other way around?
I keep trying to find the time to write something myself - perhaps in Swift or Capacitor. An HN reader seems like a good first project to learn a new language or technology.
a) no need for more button;
b) optimized for big screens;
another huge props is that you are from nepal, which i rarely see get represented.