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More HfP redesign tweaks – let us know what you’d still like to see

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You may have noticed some more changes in the past week to HfP’s new look. We have been fine-tuning the design as we (and you!) get accustomed to it.

In the past couple of weeks, the following changes have been made:

  • Added ‘Next Article’ and ‘Previous Article’ links on posts that are less than a week old. You will now find them under the ‘Today’s Top Stories’ box. Many of you found this a useful way of moving between content.
  • Added a list of the latest comments to the sidebar on article pages, allowing you to see the latest comments across the whole site
  • Fixed an issue with search which was occasionally causing the whole site to grind to halt, or even go down for 5-10 minutes
  • Various other minor tweaks including tightening up padding (mainly on mobile, so less scrolling required), fixing the problem which stopped some articles appearing on Apple News and other bits and bobs. Most don’t mean much on their own but together they make everything a bit more harmonious.

Hopefully, by making these changes, navigating the site is a little easier.

We still hope to introduce a comment sorting function but this is a bigger project than we initially thought and it has been parked for now.

We are also looking into adding a dark mode. We have found some software to do the job but it will need a little customisation.

Let us know below if you have any other comments or thoughts of what you would like to see. We welcome all feedback, large or small (small is easier to fix!). Let us know what device you are using if it is a layout issue.

PS. if you can’t see the changes properly, make sure to empty your browser cache! The easiest way to do this is CTRL + F5 on Windows and CMD + R on Apple Macs.