It looks so...alien.
Any links to a tut on that?
1. The flying boxes effect is cool at first, but it's annoying when you are trying to look at the articles near the source of the "boxplosion". They obscure (and on a slow browser) cause temporary occlusion of the stuff that I'd like to read. Maybe cause them to explode in the background, rather than the foreground?
2. Although the UI is simple and really nice looking, I think one of the most important pieces of information from Reddit is "popularity". Perhaps you can fit the number of votes next to each box. Or even better, add a single-bar bar chart with positive and negative votes like this:
Where each '+' or '-' in this representation is 100 votes or something like that.
Cool site, though. Could replace RSS for at least some of my reddit viewing.
PS: that desert/pool one is mine ;)
I made http://imgist.com in the same vein -- it's a different take on making good image content easy to browse (on reddit in particular).
Reminds me of http://news.peepcode.com/ a bit which might also interest folks. It's made up of Geoffrey's Twitter friends' links as posted on Twitter.
One weird thing though — all your throbbers/spinners seem to be running backwards.
Would like to see it centered (not sure if you are leaving the right margin for future ads)
Link to the comments?
You just increased my work productivity by 300% not having to click on every damn meme. Great work. Will use often.
I can't really remove content from the DOM since that would cause other boxes to float back to the top (moving chaos in your window). Maybe replacing the images not in focus with a 1x1 pixel stretched to their size is a fix to decrease memory usage (although I think this will differ between browsers). Anyone here with a good idea how to fix this?
Edit: New version with fix online.
(Not to say other stuff is bad... I'm just not an early adopter)
I never realized how much of the reddit content was internet memes :)
I could only find the news.ycombinator.com/bigrss feed (which blocks Yahoo YQL, so I can't convert it to jsonp). The workaround would be a proxy that circumvents the block, but I'm not sure if that's okay. Anyone from HN who could help me out?
remove that or add a toggle. or maybe update when i reach the top.