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author's profile photo Vadim Kalinin

Narrow site design :)

The Questions & Answers page looks like narrow on desktop:

But today I visited the new LinkedIn:

13% less :) Looks like desktop browsing is dead!

Also can see a lot of "Show More", "See More"...

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  • Feb 17, 2017 at 10:25 AM

    Hasn't SAP set the standards already in the last century in R/3?

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    • Feb 17, 2017 at 10:33 AM

      But R/2 was able to fully utilize the IBM terminal screen size :)

    • Feb 17, 2017 at 10:52 AM

      Zumindest heißt es "Übersicht":)

      [Poorly translated: The shown display mode is called "overview" at least]

  • Feb 17, 2017 at 10:56 AM

    In case all that white space on the left and right side of sites irritates you:

    I'd recommend to print out some of those fancy images from the SAP Community start pages and stick them on the screen, so you'll never miss them.

    • author's profile photo Former Member
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      Feb 20, 2017 at 05:23 AM

      I have some recommendations too. If screen is detached or detachable, use Ctrl Alt RightArrow to change screen orientation, and then actually rotate the screen. If it is not detachable, user needs to tilt his head :-)

  • Feb 17, 2017 at 02:21 PM

    Linkedin has been like that for a while already, I believe (maybe just a slightly different look). But it has "endless scrolling". At least in Chrome I never have to click anything, just keep scrolling and it keeps the feed going. Also the elements on top and left are always on screen, so those controls can be used at any time. On SCN you scroll down and weee, all your filters are gone. Once again I wonder what "breed" is this design best of.

    Also Linkedin sends me emails that contain actual useful information, so I rarely go to the actual website.

    • Feb 17, 2017 at 02:29 PM

      Just found today that LinkedIn design was changed and now it's very narrow :) For the rest - agree 100%.

  • Feb 17, 2017 at 03:05 PM

    It is possible to make a case for going mobile with linkedin.

    For SAP however this is impossible. Every consultant/user works with a laptop/desktop and when you need to consult SCN you do that using the same machine that you were working with.

    The intelligent thing to do is to go back to the drawing board and start designing with desktop and desktopresolutions in mind.

    • Feb 17, 2017 at 04:53 PM

      I guess it's SAP's wishful thinking that SAP will also run on mobile devices. And for many users - yes, of course, that's more likely where things are going. But for the local IT / consultants / analysts using huge dashboards (and let's face it - spreadsheets) it's pretty much laptop with a big screen. Or even multiple screens (we have some people in the office - you'd think they are running a stock exchange or something with 3 screens).

      This happens in any corporation daily. CEO wakes up one day, picks up his phablet, sees that website doesn't look as good on it as some other CEO's website, gets mad and rains fire on CIO ("wtf, dude, why our site looks like $%^ on my new iphone?!! John Doe from Such-and-such was making fun of me at a golf club yesterday!!! not cool!!! fix it right now, dude, I have tee time next week and have to get back at that prick!!!"). That trickles down to the middle management and at this point everyone is just freaking out "OMG, make it look good for CEO immediately!!!", the whole IT is running around like headless chickens. Then someone comes up with an idea, which is rushed into implementation, "mission accomplished" status is carried up the ladder to CEO, CEO picks up phablet, sees "new digitally innovated" website, nods in approval and goes on to play golf. IT can go back to sleep now, bonuses are divvied up, "innovation" is reported to the shareholders. What happens to the actual website users - who cares? They are not major shareholders.

  • Feb 17, 2017 at 03:11 PM

    And I thought there was something developers could do to make the pretty pages adjust to the screen size automatically. Looks like we are going back to the fixed pixel width everywhere.

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      Former Member
      Feb 20, 2017 at 05:15 AM

      that's "stream-lining" of content

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