ANN: Newsfeeder - an RSS reader

Kay C Lan lan.kc.macmail at gmail.com
Tue Feb 16 23:36:21 CST 2010


On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 6:09 AM, Sarah Reichelt
<sarah.reichelt at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Looks very neat Jeff. My only suggestion would be to allow people to
> set the font and font size.
>

Jeff, I'm not a big RSS users so take my suggestion with a grain of
salt, but I notice all bar one Title is truncated and for the
TEDTalks, three truncate the presenters name and the fourth is
completely missing. I like TEDTalks and the presenters name could be a
deciding factor in my decision to follow the link (I realise it does
appear in the text, but skimming headlines is what RSS is all about).

I'd have a look at moving the date down to the bottom line - the one
reserved for Links and link icons. That way you could maximise the
width of the Title field. I notice also that currently your bottom
line is occasionally blank, so a complete waste of space, so placing
the Date down there could add to the symmetry.

Also, if you follow Sarah's suggestion of making Font and Font Size
user configurable, having the top line dedicated to the Title field
would eliminate the worry of needing to adjust the width of the Title
field (because the Date field needed to grow in size).

0.00002 cents worth :-)



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