Which layout is suitable for a live cryptocurrency news feed?

by PirateApp   Last Updated October 09, 2019 06:16 AM

  • I am trying to build a live cryptocurrency news feed and this is a new domain + I am new to UX
    • I researched a bit and seem to find a few patterns on how these can be built.
    • Which layout would serve the purpose optimally?
    • I researched a few guys to see what layouts are there and this is what I found

1) Cryptopanic.com

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  • Has a 2 pane layout with list details view
  • On the mobile, either the list or details are shown
  • So many buttons on top? Are those buttons really needed?
  • Monospaced font for news?
  • Like Dislike ...buttons at the top seem to be sticky if you scroll the news on mobile? Is this required

2) CoinSpectator.com enter image description here

  • Same 2 pane layout
  • Font seems far better
  • Right pane seems smaller than left one? What do you think should be the size? Should the user be able to change it?
  • Adds images to the news making things more interesting I guess
  • Has a READ FULL button at the bottom to take you the news site whereas Cryptopanic has KEPT the title clickable? What to do here?

3) Faws enter image description here

  • Instead of a 2 pane layout, uses an expandable list
  • No option to like dislike stuff, other 2 had them

4) Cryptopys.com enter image description here

  • Very different from the rest, shows a screen on right pane
  • Detail news opens in a chat popup sort of window
  • Has a question at the bottom of each news article saying what do you think with again way too many buttons

So based on these, here are my questions

  • 2 pane layout or expandable list
  • How big should each pane be? 50 50%, 75 25% customizable?
  • Should the links in the list on the left be clickable or should they merely show names? Cryptopanic has them clickable but rest merely show names
  • Are all those buttons needed? can it be cut down to Likes Dislikes Bullish and Bearish? Instead of adding a button for FUD or Shilling would a person not click Dislike?
    • Should the link the right detail be clickable (Cryptopanic) or should there be a button at the bottom saying Read Full (CoinSpectator)
    • Should the left section show anything about likes dislikes or does it only have time, title, website name and tags?
    • Should the tags on left be clickable?

Any suggestions are super appreciated



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