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I think a (much) better way of doing references would be to have a drop-down/expander below each individual prediction, rather than lumping them all together at the end.

 

Most of the pages have got so big, it takes me a ludicrous amount of time to go through and update the reference numbers/links/anchors. For example, if I need to add new references before the #1 reference – and there are 100+ references – every single reference that follows #1 needs to have its anchor number edited, along with the asterisks in the main text itself.

 

By having them expand below each prediction, it would save masses of time, as I'd just be updating a few individual references – not the entire page.


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Is there anything you can do to help increase the responsiveness of sites on mobile? I find the pages sometimes run slowly. Do you have some bad (inefficient) JavaScript lurking around in your code?

Perhaps that could be something to look at along the way.

And if you can, arrange a G+ group and have Hangouts on a fairly regular basis. If you do this, I would ask you to alternate the times to allow people in all time zones to take part.
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Is there anything you can do to help increase the responsiveness of sites on mobile? I find the pages sometimes run slowly. Do you have some bad (inefficient) JavaScript lurking around in your code?

 

Yes, I'm doing a complete overhaul of the code, so any bad scripts etc. will be removed. I can use Google's test site to verify whether it's mobile-friendly.


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Just a suggestion for the layout...

 

http://futuristdesmo...x.com/thefuture


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This font – "Oswald" – will replace the existing one (Jockey) for headers/titles in FutureTimeline. I think it looks rather nice :-)

 

https://www.google.c...specimen/Oswald

 

I will use it for PastTimeline as well.


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Google have set a deadline of 21st April for all websites to be responsive, after which they'll be downgraded in search results if they don't comply.

 

For those who don't know what "responsive" means –  it's basically a website that auto-detects a user's screen size (whether mobile, tablet or desktop), then dynamically resizes all the various elements, tables, images and so on, to provide a more pleasant browsing experience. In other words, you shouldn't have to pinch and zoom on a phone screen to read the text.

 

This is of major concern to me, since the current version of this website isn't responsive and has a number of issues when viewed on smaller devices. I've been working on a responsive version and hope to have this finished in the next month or so, hopefully before Google's deadline.

 

I'm taking on board the criticisms that were levelled at the previous design update, and I'd welcome any further suggestions that people have. This also represents an opportunity to suggest new features/content you'd like to see. For example, I'm planning to include a recommended books page, and possibly listings for exhibitions or conferences relating to futurology. The opinion poll will also make a return at some point. Furthermore, I want to massively overhaul the "Resources" section, to include vastly more data, trends, statistics and so on. It looks unfinished at present with sparse content and this really needs to improve.

 

Once this new version of the website is complete, I can then duplicate the entire thing as a template for Past Timeline.

 

So let me hear your suggestions... :)

Thanks so much for the tip. I have a few web sites and I don't want them down-ranked!


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Good luck, I'm sure it will look great ;-)


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Hey guys......

 

Here's a preview of the new mobile/responsive homepage, which is now practically 100% finished:

 

http://www.futuretim...net/1-index.htm

 

It's been tested extensively, and should work in the vast majority of browsers and screen sizes.

 

You may notice a few links to additional sections, e.g. "Artwork", "Interviews", "Polls", "Data & Trends". These are part of the new features and content we'll be adding to expand the website.

 

Having completed this main homepage, I'll be using it as a template for other sections (meaning I don't have to re-code the menu and footers, for example). This will greatly accelerate the process of making ALL pages mobile-friendly, since I can just "clone" elements and copy/paste them in.

 

It's taken a ridiculously long time to reach this stage, and I apologise once again for that – but as I hope you'll appreciate, my time has been rather limited, what with having a full-time office job, alongside daily blogging and writing predictions, moderating this forum and our social media platforms, as well as finding time for a social life. :)

 

Suggestions and feedback welcome – although at this stage it's unlikely I'll be changing much, if anything. The main banner/logo might be replaced with a more interesting and eye-catching design at some point, but it's not a priority right now. Also, I'm not a professional designer and everything was basically hand-coded from scratch. But I hope you agree it's an improvement on the current homepage and will make browsing a lot easier on mobiles.

 

Cheers,

Will


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Looks great Will! Had a look on my mobile and it feels very clean and neat. I can't wait to explore the new sections as well - they look awesome!:)
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Does this mean we get to start submitting our own timelines?


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Does this mean we get to start submitting our own timelines?

 

I'm sure we'll include that (or a similar feature) eventually. :)


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Does this mean we get to start submitting our own timelines?

 

I'm sure we'll include that (or a similar feature) eventually. :)

 

can't wait!


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Can't wait to try it out :)


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Does this mean we get to start submitting our own timelines?

 

I'm sure we'll include that (or a similar feature) eventually. :)

 

Nice



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Latest Updates page:

 

http://www.futuretim...et/2-latest.htm

 

 

 



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Latest Updates page:

http://www.futuretim...et/2-latest.htm

Lovin that drop down menu ;)
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Looks awesome, good work!


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Just a little update on the mobile/responsive site, which I've been spending more and more time on lately.

 

– New homepage is 100% complete

– All of the "Latest updates" pages are 100% complete (there'll be separate ones for latest blogs, latest predictions, latest features, etc.)

– Main "Contents" near the top of each page on the timeline are now 100% complete for every page and section.

 

Next weekend, I'll be doing the actual timeline entries (i.e. below the "Contents" summaries). This should be a simple matter of copying and pasting from the old (current) version, then doing a find-and-replace on the CSS.

 

After that, I'll do the Blog templates, and the blogs themselves, again using find-and-replace to save time.

 

The final stage will be introducing the new sections, e.g. Artwork, Data & Trends, Interviews, Polls, etc. which I can adapt from a single generic template and shouldn't take long.

 

 

It's really coming together now, and there's light at the end of the tunnel... at last! :)


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Awesome Will, can't wait for the update. :)


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