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digitalmars.D.bugs - [Issue 14019] New: Include a Dynamic Content section on the dlang


          Issue ID: 14019
           Summary: Include a Dynamic Content section on the dlang front
           Product: D
           Version: unspecified
          Hardware: All
                OS: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P1
         Component: websites
          Assignee: nobody puremagic.com
          Reporter: reachzach gmail.com

Currently the twitter feed takes up more screen space than it's worth, IMO.

I think the same amount of space should be taken up by a more general (though
not explicitly marked) "Dynamic Content" section. My intuitive sense, based on
the current page, is that the "static" content, i.e. the longest lived content
- language reference, etc. - would be on the left menu, while the shortest
lived content (automated and changing constantly, e.g.) would be on the right,
with mid-range and introductory stuff in the middle. Thus sweeping from left to
right, longest-lived to shortest-lived content. This is a guiding principle
which might reduce how hard it is to think about everything, and need not be
considered a steadfast rule.

To start with, I would take up approximately even-sized vertical chunks of the
righthand column with the following:

* one headline from the latest digitalmars.D newsgroup posting (possibly
subject to a heuristic filter for interestingness), plus link to that forum

* one recent headline from digitalmars.announce, plus link

* a link the latest issue of This Week in D

* the latest tweet, with a link to the list of tweets

* a link to a page with less frequently updated, but still relevant
publications, e.g. other active D blogs and links to recent articles, reddits,
the irc channel, etc.

Jan 20 2015