09/16/2018 (Sun) 16:33:27
i tried it, the youtube embed was not very good. On vichan for example, the youtube embed shows up a a video image. It is awkward for a user to have to click on "embed" link just to see the video pic. Lynxchan is interesting and clearly superior to older php boards- all that technology is lost if its awkward or more difficult for a user to navigate the board though, especially on mobile devices. Some things are very awkward. Like having the post lock to its own thread after someone posts. Think about the logic of that. You make a post, and it returns you to your own post. What is expected, that the poster just sits there on that page and waits for a reply? That is awkward. The poster knows that it make take a lot of time for a reply, so returning the user to the board in order to browse all the posts makes more sense. Moreover, navigation is awkward after the board locks one into the post that one just made. There isn't even a good link to return to the main board. And the youtube embed is totally awkward. Lnxchan clearly boasts superior technology to php boards, but there is a lot of room to make the user experience better and less awkward, especially for mobile devices. More and more people use mobile devices to browse, and this will never change. Oah and i really like the placeholder front end, its seems nice to navigate and is easy on the eyes and seems fairly modifiable.