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XF 1.0 Thread List Display Options

Discussion in 'Have You Seen...?' started by Kier, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Here at XenForo, we like to take controls that are infrequently used and tuck them neatly away so they don't get in the way of everyday browsing.

    One example of this is the thread list display options, which could be presented as a big fat hairy form stuffed right under the thread list, or it could be gently placed inside a friendly little tab, ready to pop out whenever you need it.

    We chose the latter.

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  2. Eric

    Eric Active Member

    Very nice Kier! I'm glad you decided to implement it the way you did. That "Sort by Cow Density" cracked me up :p
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  3. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Yeah, saw this earlier, and it looks awesome. Finally a solution to the clutter.
  4. Lawrence

    Lawrence Well-Known Member

    I like that too, nice job! :)
  5. BirdOPrey5

    BirdOPrey5 Well-Known Member

    Looks Good.
  6. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    Yeah, this is exactly one of those things that I dislike with a passion on vBulletin, especially the vB4 series. Don't know about the hairy ;), but it is horribly big and fat indeed and most of my users (including myself) will never ever look at that section! So then why o why present it in such an in-your-face way? I adore the simplicity and cleanliness of xenForo. Sorry to repeat myself and others, but this is litterally a breath of fresh air. Keep up this fantastic work on this refreshing user interface! vBulletin (and Invision) can take notice.
    CBI Web likes this.
  7. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    ive always wanted to sort by cow density.

    Nice addition.
  8. JVCode

    JVCode Well-Known Member

    Much cleaner! love it.
  9. Chris M

    Chris M Active Member

    Much neater :)
  10. Floris

    Floris Guest

    I've gone ahead and made a quick video demonstrating the thread list Display options that shows at the bottom of those pages.
    Additionally the video demonstrates how to find the quick navigation menu.

    (right click > safe to your computer > play with VLC for best result)

    or watch the lower quality vimeo version:

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  11. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    But the bar at the top is clickable for each of those options, ascending/descending, thread title, last post, etc?

    If the bar is at the top, why the tab at the bottom?

  12. Floris

    Floris Guest

    I believe (without testing) that the bottom is side wide preferences for you. And the sorting on that thread list is for just that particular time you're in that list.
  13. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    They do the same job, it's just a matter of preference as to how you want to interact with the site.
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  14. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

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    Private_Ale Member

  16. Elmer

    Elmer Member

    I like how this has been designed, the design looks pretty clean compared to other forum software (vb)
  17. Vilandra

    Vilandra Active Member

    Is "fat hairy form" a technical term? :p
  18. Ahmed

    Ahmed Well-Known Member

    I like it this way.
  19. vijayninel

    vijayninel Active Member

    Sorry, but I much rather prefer the "big fat hairy form" as it is more visible and therefore will be used more. If you hide everything away then most general users wont even know that it exists. This feature is most successful in vB.org where it is put in a highly visible position on top of the page. Hiding everything away neatly may make the page appear more minimalistic and artistic but does not add to the usefulness of the software.
  20. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    I believe the reason it's hidden is because it wasn't really used much. Out of the people I know, only a small amount actually used those options including myself, and that was extremely rare.

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