Is it just me or the position of "newer"/"older" buttons on public profiles is really annoying with "older" being on the left rather than right?
@Gargron For me older makes sense being on the left (like in books) 🤷🏽♂️
@Gargron (I don't know the whole context but IIRC it's possible to do infinite scroll with a non-js fallback..?)
(Just make the "loading more..." bar at the bottom also display Previous and Next buttons (updating them with the JS for if network drops or something), no?)
(Maybe even add the words "loading more" with JS, so it doesn't even seem like a Both?)
(Disclaimer I don't JS so like...)
But that's the thing right? The profile is like a book in reverse order. It's "older" but it's also "next page" essentially!
So perhaps it could be determined by the language of the user or the instance, or changeable in admin settings with a user setting override, or...
Well maybe this is complicating things unnecessarily, because the text labels are very clear. 🤔
@Gargron Heck, even within European and American comics, when characters move from left to right it means they're going forward, whereas when they go right-to-left it means going back, going against the grain or pushing back against something or someone. This is deeply ingrained in the LTR reading order.
@Reinderdijkhuis @Gargron Will agree here - I see social networking as microblogging, with the newest posts shown first, and older, previous posts as, well, previous. 'Back'. 'Older'. On the left. Like my WordPress blog.
But! I think it'd be cool to have something like that localized - how about flipping them for RTL languages, if that makes sense to those users, for example? :D
(yeah, more work, I know. We <3 you, @Gargron )
@Gargron This reminds me of synaesthesia involving time. Everyone who arranges time spatially around themselves arranges it differently.
For me, the future is in front of me and slightly to the right, which makes no sense because you can't see the future, so it should be behind you, right? (The past is behind me and slightly to the left.)
So maybe you arrange time differently to other people. Perhaps it is related to how much we read paper books and stuff?
This (in my own way)
Also, having it on the left seems like it disupts the flow of the page -- I'm guessing that's because the time stamp creates a semi-invisible column
Here though, having it on the left seems OK (scroll down):
The opposite seems OK here to me, though:
I'm guessing it's because of layout, to my eyes at least. I've noticed it before, but didn't stop to question why