That's a great point. In fact, if we're going to allow Ning Networks to return to the old grid view, I think we want to add action links (Give Gift, Comment) in some form. They're definitely useful — and have been one of the most popular aspects of the list view.
Definitely the grid, although with the addition of the action links. For one, there seems to me to be too much wasted white space in the middle of the list. More importantly, however, just look at the visual difference between the large thumbnails and the smaller, especially with profile pics like "Jen"'s in the list example-- the photos are so small that all sort of context or identity is lost. That's just my two cents. :)
Permalink Reply by M on November 3, 2009 at 12:16am
I like the smaller images as they load faster for people. I thought that was the whole idea in the first place?
Thought I would add that on my network have actually faked the old grid layout, although with the smaller photos, by adding a bit of tweaked CSS to my "Advanced" settings under "Appearance". I don't recall the original source for this, or I would credit it, but what follows is the bit of CSS:
Evan, I was able to pop-up member pages in new tabs for welcome messages better/faster with the grid. I'll welcome new members 100 at a time, so speed is everything. Thanks for asking. Ilike the grid.