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Drop star/you've posted mockup

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Shelley, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Quite simple really, Drop the star image and use a chat bubble in it's place for the "you've posted". Bare in mind, I'm tired so it seems like a good idea to me. (Mockup below) (updated with the icons floated to the far right)



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  2. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    Interesting

    On a side note there is also there is a star in the alerts dropdown for new alerts so i guess a star is the new norm for "New Content"
     
  3. Freddie

    Freddie Active Member

    Float those speech bubbles to the right and I would be onboard.
     
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  4. CBI Web

    CBI Web Well-Known Member

    I find the star slightly confusing, and I imagine so would new XF users, because in GMail it's used for another purpose. And it's a yellow star that looks just like the XF star.
     
  5. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

    Yes. Heed spatial memory. It's a powerful thing.
     
  6. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Updated and added preview of the icons floated to the right.
     
  7. Nick

    Nick Well-Known Member

    Lovin' it, Shelley! ;)
     
  8. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    I LIKE it!
     
  9. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    But the star does determine that the thread is new or not and not if you've posted in it or not. If that gets added then the star should be replaced with the speech bubble.
     
  10. Nick

    Nick Well-Known Member

    AFAIK, the star currently only symbolizes whether or not there are new posts in the thread. So does the boldness of the thread title. It's a bit redundant to have two things convey the same thing. The whole idea is to stop using the star to symbolize new posts (and instead relying on the boldness of the thread title), and to use the speech bubble to signify whether or not you have posted in the thread.
     
  11. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    how about (need to think about this) faded speech bubble you've posted and not new. Higher opacity bubble you've posted, new?
     
  12. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

    Not needed. The bold title is enough to mean "new posts here".
     
  13. Nick

    Nick Well-Known Member

    Not a bad idea.

    Edit: I agree ^ that it's not "needed" but if it looks/works/conveys just fine, then I don't see the harm in employing such a method.
     
  14. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Yeah I prefer the bolded text myself and remove the star (new alternative) completely. but it's looking like it's staying and 50/50 amongst members so I'm merely trying and suggestion alternatives. :)
     
  15. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    Kill 4 birds with one stone. Im for it.
     
  16. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    3rd mock added to the first post in this thread with faded bubble icon. Letting you folks see what it looks like.
     
  17. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    Love it. I think that is the winner so far, of all the threads I've seen discussing this. :)
     
  18. Floris

    Floris Guest

    I wouldn't mind a smaller subtle image on the second line, behind the grey text.
     
  19. Freddie

    Freddie Active Member

    I don't like this one, it isn't obvious what I've replied in without paying more attention than need be.
     
  20. Floris

    Floris Guest

    As cool as it is web design-develop wise, I agree, don't show in a UX/UI what isn't needed, when it's not logical to display it. And show it, as the exception to the situation, so you draw attention to it.
     

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