- easier to read
- mobile-browser friendly
- auto refreshes
- preserves articles that make it to the front page, and in (reverse) order of the time they made it to the front page, so no need to constantly check the front page and parse all of its contents to see if new articles are posted
a big Thank You and kudos to its author(s) and maintainer(s)-- it works well and consistently!
"I lost years’ worth of Google Docs files because of a poor user interface"
Although, I love the endless scrolling of HackerNew.
* skim a page of links
* open ~5 interesting links in new tab, open comments if I predict the comments will be interesting
* go through tabs, which are already loaded by the time I get there
With this strategy, there's not a millisecond of perceived loading time.
It is also available on android and iOS app store.
I don't mind the classic HN layout - in fact I kind of like it because it's clean way to present information. And all the other designs of HN have added nothing but a reskin. Where as that one actually contributes a original (to HN) ideas itself.
-top X posts by comments from a day/week/month
-top X posts by votes from day/week/momth
What I don't like about Hacker News is that interesting things fall out of front page too quickly and discussion dies I prefer interface where interesting stuff stays at the top longer (amount of comments last week approximate it well in my view).
Edit: There's http://userstyles.org/styles/46180/georgify-for-hacker-news
BTW another project of Wayne's is: http://clara.io
My theory on this is that it was caused by loading articles a certain number of hours back from the current time, and then grouping by day before sorting to the top X.
For example, if the last 24 hours were loaded, and grouped into today and (part of) yesterday, you would get an accurate top X for today so far, and an accurate top X for the portion of the previous day it had fetched.
This was particularly noticeable when I hadn't visited for a few days (I've since rectified this aberrant behavior of mine) and loaded a few past days to review missed submissions. Seeing something that caught my eye disappear as it loaded older content drove me nuts.
It looks like the problem is fixed now, but it's hard to be sure, as it may be more or less likely depending on the time of the day you visit.
I sent a bug report to the developer when I noticed this (in February 2013), but never heard back. I'll happily go back to using this interface if it's fixed though, I found it generally more pleasant to use.
There were definitely some bugs around the filtering / content loading. I _think_ they've been resolved for a while now, so I hope you'll give it another shot.
1. Colorize submissions that have had X% increase in votes/comments (with different colors) since last visit when in top X mode (specifically in the past 48-72 hours).
2. Allow a user defined point/comment threshold over which submissions are colorized.
Also, I want to know what the settings are compared with the "official" HN frontpage ordering.
"about" is broken, where I had hoped to find a FAQ
FYI top 10 / top 20 / top 50% should be the "Top N" stories by number of points for each day according to your timezone.
The orange components could be left the same, as they would still provide good contrast and go with the colour scheme.
Now I just use regular HN with it.
* Mockup, nothing works.
Just celebrated the first 100,000 posts milestone too.
#FBFBFB for instance.