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Fullscreen view of images - slight layout change suggestions

Zennith 4 years ago 0

Hi there,

A couple quick ideas for improving the 'fullscreen' view mode of images. Will be brief - I know you've got lots of these feature suggestions to read! I have plenty of praise for this website too, but the focus in this current message is critique only. Needless to say, all the below are my opinions only:


(1) The image container seems unnecessary when entering fullscreen. The image container actively becomes harmful if viewing a vertical-oriented image, such as a comic - it narrows the view to a narrow strip surrounded by black space. The buttons surrounding the image container, such as Favorite and Promote, also take up a lot of space - I agree they are very nice, but could be reduced in size: either with a smaller buffer zone, or given as an overlay to the corners of the image.


(2) Not as sure about this one: It might be nice to have left- and right-navigating arrows given as overlays to the image. This would speed navigation quite a bit. I think it could be helpful, however you could also make the case it would reduce the rate of people actively interacting i.e. posting comments on images, because they might more rapidly switch through images without engagement. At least I wanted to post this idea and you'll be the best judge as to whether this idea will be a true improvement in practice.


Thanks for reading!

-Zenny