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#1 Steven P.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:33

We have just updated the site to now include NeverEnding story scroll. This mean pages have disappeared and instead you can keep scrolling for the recent news.

When you reach the bottom of the page, more stories are loaded.

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After five scrolls, it pauses (so the footer links can be clicked) scrolling again activates it again.

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Code cleanup

We've also done some backend cleanup, and removed old code that was no longer used, so it's also a bit more streamlined.

Social buttons

We also updated the social buttons across the (main) site:

Facebook Likes now allow commenting to Facebook :)

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We removed the social links text that appeared under the articles and added this instead:
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In the next update, search will be overhauled..

When searching we'll add:
  • Only search titles? Yes/No
  • Search within results
  • Search tags only
  • Date range search
We don't want to make it overly complicated, but we feel the above options while searching are an absolute must!

These updates also apply to NeoGamr and as per usual, you may want to force refresh your browser on Neowin or NeoGamr to see the changes (CTRL+F5).


#2 BeerFan

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:35

Nice updates... me likey! (Y)

#3 ShMaunder

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:38

This works really nicely on the front page.

Only little nag is more social buttons, if there wasn't enough already.

#4 jbrooksuk

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:44

http://www.neowin.ne..._=1336128236242

Isn't pretty! Surely you'd be better off processing the styles, at least headers etc via a templating engine? Thinking Mustache.

#5 DaveLegg

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:49

This works really nicely on the front page.

Only little nag is more social buttons, if there wasn't enough already.


They were there before, we've just made them more useful

#6 Chester0

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:34

Awesome, i hate that next button

#7 bogas04

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:49

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#8 UXGaurav

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:51

Endless scolling=best. :)

#9 ShMaunder

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 13:16

They were there before, we've just made them more useful


Ah right. I think it is because they are more prominent now, and I didn't notice them before.

Good work though!

#10 +Frank B.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 13:20

Nice improvements.

#11 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 13:22

sweet

#12 Yusuf M.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 18:58

I like it!

#13 +Wannes

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 11:45

Very nice improvements.

#14 philcruicks

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 12:08

Nice update.

#15 philcruicks

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 22:47

Ah...slight issue....doesn't seem to work on the iPad (or iPhone)...doesn't auto load more and no next page button..