The 9rules Team has been having mini-meetings with regards to the direction we should take the 9rules Network homepage. We love the current homepage, but once I explain the problem you will see that it has to change. We think we came up with a pretty good solution and Mike and Colin are working hard at getting it done, however with me being the curious type I would love to hear what you think could be done with the page.
The current homepage works well with a limited number of sites and only one language, but our group of English sites continues to grow and soon we are announcing Spanish sites into the network. We don’t want a list of 100 sites (the list is too big already) and we want the user of the homepage to have an option of whether they want English only, Spanish only or a mix.
Your ideas also have to keep in mind that new languages will be introduced in the future and more and more sites are jumping on board. Also giving everyone equal face time on the homepage is very important.
Hopefully you can see the challenge this presents, but it’s a fun challenge indeed. If you had to do what we are doing how would you go about it? Our solution was to stop looking at the page as a homepage and more of a web application.
Originally posted on September 7, 2005 @ 2:38 pm