#112: Building Comments Thread Wrapup

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Right at the end of the last screencast we figured out that our Photoshop design, as simple as it is, has a problem that is going to be too hard to overcome with code. Reply comments live within the same list item element as the original comments. That makes it hard to accomplish the design where the original comment box kind of stops and reply comments are simply indented.

Instead, we’re going to have the “parent” comment encapsulate all the replies as well. I might be trying to make myself feel better, but the longer I look at it, the more appropriate this new design looks anyway. The grid feels more structurally sound.

All the work that we do here in the comment threads is going to transfer pretty directly over into the forums once we get there.