At 9/26/12 10:10 AM, TomFulp wrote:
So would people want to browse the same NG they do now, or would they want to be redirected to a mobile version that moves everything around.
My initial reaction would be to completely "overhaul" the current Newgrounds experience and make the layout responsive / fluid.
Check this site out for an example of what I mean. http://css-tricks.com/ - Play around with the width of the site. Note how things are dependent upon the width of your browser. The functionality of the site pretty much remains the same throughout all the widths. The main difference is the way the elements on the page are displayed; Designing a site like this is good because by doing so kills it three birds with one stone. The desktop, tablet, and mobile experience in one single design.
Thing is though, I'm just not quite sure if this idea would work for Newgrounds. There's a TON of different types of interactions. I mean, There are things one would realistically want to do based on what device their using. I highly doubt anyone would submit their art, song, game, or movie via their tablet or smart phone, right? So, the process of submitting content to NG would not necessarily be important to the handheld experience...unless creating music on tablets with audio programs became huge...or unless the Newgrounds Art Portal began accepting instagrammed filter'd butt farts. But, until than that's one less thing to worry about.
They could toggle those filters to go to a normal view, but any time you give people toggles and filters like that, the majority of users never make use of them - so it all comes down to the default experience you offer people.
Yeeeah, we must be very intuitive and perceptive about how the design makes and breaks the user's experience.