My old dog, Pirated Sites, has picked up some new tricks, namely, a phpBB forum.
PS.com has been around for about 5 years, and was feeling its age. Times were simpler then, and I had much less on my plate. Of late, the site had been neglected and infrequently updated. Despite this, traffic remained consistent and the site remained a resource for designers, developers and even college professors (hi Suzanne!).
My hope is that installing forums will allow the users to take ownership of the site. They can tell their own stories, upload their own screenshots, and follow up later with more info. Plus, for the first time, users can get real feedback from the rest of the community.
So, if you’re a long-time PS.com fan, or have never heard of it, give it a shot. (The original site will continue to live here.)
An empty forum is a lonely thing.
(Oh, and if anyone knows of any slick, minimalist phpBB templates, please let me know!)
So, IE7 is going to have tabbed browsing. I’m not going to get snarky and ask where they were 5 years ago; they considered them and decided not to implement them for what, I’m sure, seemed like good reasons.
I am, however, going to ask: How do you think MS will clutter up and make more complicated the already-established experience of tabbed browsing?
MS has a history of installing new features that are already popular in other places, but trying to make them such a complicated fusion of user-friendly and overly-robust that they turn into a half-useful mess (IE’s new popup blocker is my favorite example).