On Threaded Comment Design

Rian Van Der Merwe has an excellent write up on designing comment threads, comparing Reddit, Facebook, NY Times, and more.

I really dig the explanatory graphic he made to show the different approaches:

We’ve been working on the comment design for WordPress.com’s Reader, and this post falls in line with our thinking. Here’s some of the early concepts we pondered as we built the latest version of Reader:

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