Last night for some reason I wanted to try to redesign Instapaper, just for fun. I only use it on my iPad, and started thinking what for me would be the most comfortable way to read a lot of articles fast.
I've attached 3 screenshots:
1. The default view of the first page.
2. What it would look like when you pull up the first page (I'm not a big fan of scrolling long articles, I prefer dragging like in Reeder, or tapping the side area to go to the next page). Once you pull past the "Page 2" marker (or tap the right side area), the second page slides up.
3. The second (and in this case last) page.
Note: This is not me criticizing the current interface for Instapaper. Marco did a terrific job with it, and it is hands down the best app on the iPad. This was just me being bored for an hour or 2.
Link to Frank's article used in my mockup
over 2 years ago
I'd use it.
nice take on it Tim, looks good. I agree reeder and instapaper are the two main things I use my iPad for. And maybe the twitter app. it's a tasty experience as well.
Very Reeder'y. I like it.
I really hope Marco uses this!
Dig the pagination.
Reminds me of a certain "Jinx".
This looks fantastic Tim.
Yay for the muted white background. Nay for the narrow columns (a matter of taste – I don't like them on screen).
Hmm, needs more 1px gaussian monochrome noise.
Tim, you have a knack for redesigning things for people who never had to ask. The world's best “pro bono” designer!
I love it. Would love to see this implemented, great job Tim.
You've nailed the contrast on this. Gives it an E Ink kind of a feel.
This is really awesome. Fantastic way to read.
Got to agree with Jonathan, I think it's the e-ink feel that really sets it off!
Makes it feel very magazine-like. :)
Wonderfully mocked-up, though I'm still deciding if I'd like to read in this format.
Love it, man. Really, I do. I think I'd like it more if it was a little brighter, but I'd use the world out of this app if it looked like this.
Marco should definitely hire you, Tim!
This is beautiful- as aong time user an subscriber, I'd love to see this make it into the live app!
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