In the past, when you visited repl.it and were logged in, you'd be redirected to your repls. While this was efficient, there was room to do so much more. So, recently the repl.it now redirects to repl.it/~, which greets repl.it members with the same options to make and open recently viewed repls like before, along with new features such as tutorials, and top Repl Talk posts!
This is a huge change, but what do you guys think? Are you satisfied with the layout? Do you want more, or maybe less? Comment, and let us know your thoughts!
~ on linux is commonly used to identify the home directory
Below are my opinions of the home page. I don't mean to be harsh, but I'd like to see this homepage morph into something better.
Too much whitespace (I agree)
I'd like to see more than 3 "Recently Edited" repl.its.
I dislike the feed, mainly because of the white space. Perhaps if you added 2/3 posts per row, that would remove the whitespace and organize the homepage as a whole.
"Create a repl.it" & "Recently edited" has (in my opinion) too small of buttons. I really like the "Learn with tutorials" buttons due to their size.
I don't see a button where I can change my main languages.
I must say that I'm so used to the "my repls" page that I immediately click that as soon as I log in. Perhaps that will change as it keeps updating. Keep up the good work!
@cat_optimist Update 10/29/2019: Alright, I like the sidebar. But please add a "student" section near the top where us students can easily access our courses. It took me a while to realize it was at the bottom.
Perhaps indent the sidebar words/icons a bit more in the middle of the rectangular area.
For templates, maybe having two columns would be best. I dislike seeing a long single-filed list.
Tutorials in the sidebar is not leading anywhere and highlights in blue as well as the last-selected item.