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New, Pinterest-like home page of Ebook Friendly
It’s been a year since Ebook Friendly officially launched. Since that time we shared over 1,000 posts, tips and books. 700 users decided to get free updates of our feeds.
Many thanks to all of you for reading us and spreading the word among your friends and followers.
We’ve been constantly improving the site during that year, but one thing remains intact – we want to let users focus on reading. That’s why we stick to the idea of a distraction-free interface, which looks more like an ereading application rather than a website.
This approach has one disadvantage, however. The content is hidden and somehow hard to discover. That’s why I redesigned Ebook Friendly’s home page to bring to one place all what’s best in our site.
If you scroll down the home page, you’ll see not only the bookshelf with the featured books (which is used to be here from a very beginning), but also the best selection of how-to posts, opinions, cartoons, and infographics. It’s presented in a form of cards, and it’s done on purpose – to show right away how versatile is the content we share at Ebook Friendly.
A friend of mine said that the page looks now a lot like Pinterest. It’s a compliment for a web designer, but in fact we have nothing to do with Pinterest, except the design idea. Pinterest is about content aggregation (=overload), we are about content curation. Less is more.
Even if you don’t subscribe to EF, you can easily check the recently added entries right from the home page. But when you move to a post or a book, you can be sure nothing will distract you from reading.
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Please, share your thoughts on the new design. Is there anything you miss? How could we improve it? Would you add or remove anything? I would be grateful for your opinion. Thanks!
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About Piotr Kowalczyk
Ad-man who decided to devote his life to books. Founder of Ebook Friendly, ebook enthusiast, and self-published short story author. Prefers reading on his iPhone, but when it comes to history books – Piotr always picks print.
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The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
The Hunger Games Prequel
by Suzanne Collins
Part 1: The Mentor
Coriolanus released the fistful of cabbage into the pot of boiling water and swore that one day it would never pass his lips again. But this was not that day. He needed to eat a large bowl of the anemic stuff, and drink every drop of broth, to prevent his stomach from growling during the reaping ceremony. It was one of a long list of precautions he took to mask the fact that his family, despite residing in the penthouse of the Capitol’s most opulent apartment building, was as poor as district scum. That at eighteen, the heir to the once-great house of Snow had nothing to live on but his wits.
His shirt for the reaping was worrying him. He had an acceptable pair of dark dress pants bought on the black market last year, but the shirt was what people looked at. Fortunately, the Academy provided the uniforms it required for daily use. For today’s ceremony, however, students were instructed to be dressed fashionably but with the solemnity the occasion dictated. Tigris had said to trust her, and he did. Only his cousin’s cleverness with a needle had saved him so far. Still, he couldn’t expect miracles.
The shirt they’d dug from the back of the wardrobe—his father’s, from better days—was stained and yellowed with age, half the buttons missing, a cigarette burn on one cuff. Too damaged to sell in even the worst of times, and this was to be his reaping shirt? This morning he had gone to her room at daybreak, only to find both his cousin and the shirt missing. Not a good sign. Had Tigris given up on the old thing and braved the black market in some last-ditch effort to find him proper clothing? And what on earth would she possess worth trading for it? Only one thing—herself—and the house of Snow had not yet fallen that far. Or was it falling now as he salted the cabbage?
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The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.
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