New Photon front end (phtn.lemmy.blahaj.zone)
submitted 1 month ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

We have a new front end for our users to try out. Photon is my favourite of the three front ends we have enabled. It's clean and modern, and for those of you who moderate communities, it has good access to moderation tools!

Give it a try at https://phtn.lemmy.blahaj.zone/

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[-] [email protected] 1 points 1 month ago

woo nice!! i might try it soon

[-] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago

It looks pretty nice, although a bit much wasted space for my tastes. Anyone else feel like it's running at 20fps and also doing some weird smooth scrolling thing?

[-] [email protected] 1 points 1 month ago

I think Photon it okay i won't use it much probably :< sorry

[-] [email protected] 4 points 1 month ago

Hmm. Overall, I'm not a big fan. I kinda like it on mobile, as it feels like what it's made for. But on desktop? Less. Lots of empty, wasted space.

However, there is one thing that bothers me. On the standard Lemmy UI, I get red accent colors by default and this really cute logo at the top. I can install it as a PWA on my phone and I get the logo as an icon, which I love. This Photon UI is however, is really clean. It's so clean in fact, that, in it's current form, it lacks personality. It's black and white and that's it, and when I install it as a PWA on my phone, it shows up as "Photon" instead of "Blahaj Lemmy", and with a generic black and white shape logo instead of the cute Blahaj one.

Take Sharkey, for example, which runs the social network part blahaj.zone for example, it's got lots of personality. And it works well enough on both mobile and desktop. :)

[-] [email protected] 6 points 1 month ago

Because PWAs are such a pain to manage, it's pretty difficult for me to let the PWA have the icon and name of the instance that hosts it. You can customize your colors from the main menu > theme though.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago

Hello, thank you for chiming hère!

[-] [email protected] 6 points 1 month ago

The best thing about this is that finally you don't have to click on every post anymore. I don't know if I'm the only one who found it insufferable, but the amount of times I accidentally opened a link while trying to see an image because both look near identical and you can't see the image without clicking on it drove me nuts.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago
[-] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago

Very nice, thank you!

[-] [email protected] 14 points 1 month ago

i like how i have all four open cause i can't decide which one to use because they're all so pretty! T_T

[-] [email protected] 6 points 1 month ago

Oooh pretty UI! Thank you for adding it!

[-] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago
[-] [email protected] 4 points 1 month ago

thats a really pretty ui. me lovs it :33

this post was submitted on 11 May 2024
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