Public hashtag page, but with a masonry layout. Thoughts?


Out of curiosity, do you understand what I mean when I say "public hashtag page"?

Some adjustments will be needed, I think, in terms of sizes and margins. And show more doesn't work properly. But here is a demo:

☝️ Updated that page again. Added a header, fixed show more, made the text and margins a bit smaller.

@Torie If you're in the columnized web UI and left click on a hashtag, it opens in a column. That's the web UI version. When you instead open the hashtag link in a new tab, it opens a separate page, possibly on a different server. That's the public hashtag page.

@Gargron ok. Cool. Thank you. Regardless, I do think the masonry set up is confusing and takes a way part of what I like about masto which is super clear and unambiguous chronological posting. I think there’s room for confusion there because everyone’s eyes will be wizzing around the screen.

@Torie I don't think it takes anything away, since Mastodon users do not customarily view that page. It's oriented towards outside viewers, and I think it makes better use of the screen real estate to make sure that they see at a glance something they might be interested in.

@Gargron yeah I see what you mean. I guess I’m thinking towards tumblr and how they have that same mentality and went to the grids. And I did see that page semi frequently despite not being meant to and hated it every single time. But I also definitely see what you’re saying.

@Gargron Sounds like a page with all the public posts containing a hashtag.

@Gargron I'd propose a quick screencast to get the idea across...
I'd be interested to see how newer/older posts appear on the page.

@Gargron I have two things in mind. It is public and a page. But here comes the tricky part. Either you can see the toots (under a specific hashtag) or a word cloud which hashtags are most used on an instance (which I guess is cool as well?)

@Gargron will this be merged with the new explore/directory?

@james No, it's unrelated, but it's part of a motion to revamp all public pages to use a more consistent header/footer

@Gargron looks like Tumblr's hashtag search, it's a good thing

@Gargron I'm slightly surprised at myself for not noticing they were links. Handy tip!

@Gargron I agree with @chartier’s comment earlier though, it could do with a big heading with the hashtag at the top of the page so you know exactly what you’re looking at.

@virtualwolf @Gargron @chartier
agree, some info about the tag needed.
is it me or the font size is way too big?

@Gargron Nice! Though I agree that the tag should be visible as a header.

@Gargron I really like this idea, and the implimentation makes it easy to scan lots of toots at once

@Gargron So many caaaats *O*

The explanation in the header is nice for people outside of the fediverse. Good thinking

@Gargron nothing to complain about the layout, I just find annoying the pop up and userid request everytime I try to fav or boost a toot in there especially if I'm already logged in the same instance. I guess it has something to do with the whole protocol whatever but... oh well

@Gargron my first thought was a column showing all the relevant # searches I happen to click on.

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