Along with a proposal to make a new design for messages on habré for the next version of userscripts, is thought to improve the graphical presentation of pages in the current version to use as a starting prototype of the new design.
Still design no one seriously engaged in — the focus was on the size of the components and ease of use. Design mixed — available from Habra, from elements of the old Habra Habra and changes at different times. Some elements Habra look, in fact, unattractive and do not serve as orientation (for example, no separator between the article and the comments, so I had "on the go" to smooth out the color and set any color separators. The mechanism of separation of authors according to the popularity received 20 paint marks, and the first task was to test its usefulness, not to find the harmony of colors or other elements.
Now the functionality is more or less established, so you might think "Oh great". Offers a few typical pages. Question: how would you have designed these pages to adhere to the principles of compactness and avoid repeating deficiencies (such as named just above) the original design?
The answers may be in the form of the same drawings, but recoloured in Photoshop/GIMP, with an explanation of the ideas of changes (e.g., palette, changing the size of elements, for what purposes, etc.). As the original files are 3 groups of 3 drawing:
1. Without scripts and styles in General (in addition to the standard site).
2. Without ZenComment, but HabrAjax.
3. With ZenComment and HabrAjax.
All groups show the same areas of the page:
1) the portion of the Tape with the questions, answers and articles (type");
2) deployed without reloading the page question with answers (for groups 2 and 3, and for the 1st — just the question page with the answers);
3) the article and the beginning of the review (shown in colors colors authors, causing a lot of criticism).
The basis can be adopted by any group, however, interested in the compactness of the 3rd group, even if slightly less, but not more than twice stretched the traditional ribbon. Need more quality and a good design which will be easy to pull in existing layout and scripts. So unwanted ideas with a complete reworking of the layout — these ideas are expected for the next version of the scripts
. However, the current version is not dying, it besides convenience, in need of repainting.