WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING AT BELOW IS NOT A SCREEN SHOT.
All links and social buttons are fully functional.
Because this is being posted to a forum discussion the social button codes are a bit off. If you visit my network you'll see the fully functional version of this in a slider on the homepage. The social button counts reflect the real counts on the full posts. The count is updated automatically in real time no matter where the buttons are clicked.
I wasn't sure of what category to file this under. Originally I wanted to post this as a tip but though the concept behind this is simple implementation can be a bit tricky especially when it comes to the social buttons so I decided against posting as a tip.
I came up with this idea to highlight posts and features of my network. My intentions were to use several rows of these "content boxes" to display and recommend blog and forum posts, events and outstanding members but the layout didn't look as neat and organized as I expected it to (see the screen shot below).
After trying for about a day to get rid of the huge gap in the left hand corner and make the top boxes lineup perfectly I decided not to use this format and went with option B...putting the content boxes in a slider.
I've always admired Sweet Potato's slider on his network...Killer Slider if I do say so myself. It's really the same slider as most of us use but as you can see the trick lies in the way the slider content is displayed.
So what do you guys think? Should I try to perfect the original plan or should I just keep using the slider? Please visit my site to see the fully functional content box and critique my idea.