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Re: Fact boxes for the Dinosaur Toy Blog
« Reply #20 on: October 25, 2020, 12:59:22 AM »
@dinotoyforum so, should I be following the list in the original post, or has anything else been added?

Just one more added

Company:
Line:
Year released:
Year retired:
Length:
Height:
Width:
Scale:

Take a look at the blog to see the style. I'd welcome feedback on that as well.
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Re: Fact boxes for the Dinosaur Toy Blog
« Reply #21 on: October 25, 2020, 01:00:27 AM »
What if the company has no line, should the fact box state "-" or "none" or "main" or something of the likes?

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Re: Fact boxes for the Dinosaur Toy Blog
« Reply #22 on: October 25, 2020, 01:30:36 AM »
What if the company has no line, should the fact box state "-" or "none" or "main" or something of the likes?

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Re: Fact boxes for the Dinosaur Toy Blog
« Reply #23 on: October 26, 2020, 12:57:53 PM »
What do members think of the appearance and position of the new fact boxes?

I'll leave them for a few days for you to take a look and provide feedback, but then I will turn them off - there's no point in displaying empty fact boxes. We can populate the boxes behhind the scenes and then 'turn them on' when they are ready.


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Re: Fact boxes for the Dinosaur Toy Blog
« Reply #24 on: October 26, 2020, 01:20:02 PM »
I quite like them. Quite handy, even though the information is usually available elsewhere. I think the box also helps make the sundry reviews look part of a cohesive whole.

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Re: Fact boxes for the Dinosaur Toy Blog
« Reply #25 on: October 26, 2020, 02:41:31 PM »
In all honesty, I find that they get in the way, at least on mobile. I kind of preferred when they were on top of the review text to how they are now, which just seems to get in the way of the actual review.

It's worse on the homepage.




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Re: Fact boxes for the Dinosaur Toy Blog
« Reply #26 on: October 26, 2020, 03:40:47 PM »
Good point about the phone view. I was looking at the box on my desktop.

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Re: Fact boxes for the Dinosaur Toy Blog
« Reply #27 on: October 26, 2020, 04:27:42 PM »
Yes, I moved the box from the top to the side to make it more integrated with the review, and avoid a sea of empty red on the right (if the box is full width) or empty white (if the box is less wide). But the appearance on mobile is bad - the text getting squeezed between the image and box. It doesn't look like that on my own mobile but each screen will be a different size...

The difference between the front page and review page is that the image is a thumbnail they occupies a set % of the width, whereas the image in the review is 100% width.

Can anyone with CSS experience suggest a solution? Maybe if I make the thumbnail and box 50% each, it won't ever pinch the text, but then the height will vary from screen to screen. I'll have a play around. Otherwise, I'll probably go back to the 'boring' option of positioning it as a 100% wide box above the content.


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Re: Fact boxes for the Dinosaur Toy Blog
« Reply #28 on: October 26, 2020, 05:39:59 PM »
I've put the box on top for now. How does this look?