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Friday, April 23, 2010

Refactoring and redesigning 3x3Links

In this post I would like to share my vision of the upcoming 3x3Links changes with you. Most of the changes will be unnoticed. First, the 3x3Link source HTML files will consolidated allowing easier editing of the 3x3Links look&feel. This is called a "code refactoring" - changing code without effects to the user interface.

Next, the user interface will be redesigned. Here are some of my ideas.

1# Options 
  • new left sidebar navigation
  • some of the current option pages will be split into multiple parts
  • each new option page will only have as many options as fit the the page without scrolling

2# Logo handling
  • the current Logo Central will disappear for users - it is slow and complicated
  • you will be able to directly jump from the customizing screen into logo selection or suggesting and back to editing

3# Other changes
  • You will be able to jump between 3x3Pages using a drop-down menu - the current "My Pages" choosing screen will disappear
  • Pages will be divided into standard pages displaying all internal links and dialog pages, allowing you only to change something, accepting the change or to go back to the previews page.
I invite you, dear 3x3Links users and blog readers, to participate in this changes in the comment section below.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Mod your 3x3Links Page

Nearly any great game is featuring a way to modify it to either enhance it, or to create something completely new. We like this idea, and as users asked us about making small (or larger) modifications on the 3x3Links Speed Dial page, we often try to make this possible.

Today we announce several new modifications, available on the Options » Personalize page inside the Tweaks block.

#1 Minimisation:
This is a 3x3Links page with hidden captions, nav links and tabs.

#2 Navigation:
This 3x3Links page uses the additional left-side tab bar. This does work best if your first level is full of folders and you like the traditional 2-click approach to navigate your favorites.

3# Swipe (Experimental)
Made just for fun, touch-screens and Chrome browsers. You have to be also fast to use this input modification: As soon as you clicked your first folder, keep your mouse button pressed and move directly to the link or folder you like to open next. It will open automatically once you hover with your mouse over it for half a second. You can test it here.

Have fun with the new possibilities and let us know how you like it.

PS: Next feature on our list: Selectable folder icons.

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