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Re: Forum header change
« Reply #30 on: April 02, 2010, 07:30:10 AM »
Although I kinda miss the old box with all of the links (the pages "feel" funny to me without it), this is a very nice look.  Very sleek.  My only problem is that I have no idea how to check for new replies in the topics I've posted in.

EDIT: Nevermind, I figured out that the drop-down menus don't work with IE6.  That explains my confusion.
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Re: Forum header change
« Reply #31 on: April 02, 2010, 11:34:54 AM »
Thanks everyone for the feedback.

For those mentioning the issue with the two homes by each other. I'd be happy to change it, but the issue I'm running into is that I can't change it to something long like "forum home" or "back to website" because it'd take up too much browser width for users running small resolutions. I could use other similar one worded terms such as "main", but that that'd be confusing as well.  :-\ I move the bar over to the right a little bit, maybe that can help a little for now until we come up with something else.

It's a cleaner look...but the background fade makes it appear busier than it actually is... How bout if it faded towards the bottom of the page instead ? ?

I played with this, moving it up and down trying to find the best fit. I moved it back down as you suggested and I'll let you all decide what you think works best. I added this because with just white or a light color seems even more distracting. We can continue to play with it.

... One minor adjustment I personally would like is having a direct link to Recent Forum Posts separate from the dropdown box. As a "high count" contributor it's the "button" I click on most frequently. Not a big deal, but one less step (as it was previously) would be appreciated.

Instead of a new button I made the posts button simply link to the page you requested. So if this button is clicked it'll go directly to that page, give you what you'd like while saving space by not creating a new button. Hope that works.

EDIT: Nevermind, I figured out that the drop-down menus don't work with IE6.  That explains my confusion.

Yikes IE6. :o I'll see if I can maybe adapt it to work with older browsers in the future, once everything is tweaked to the communities approval.


Finally, while updating these changes I also removed the mail count after the Inbox that had ( xx / yy), where xx was new messages and yy was total in the Inbox to a new system. Now when you have a new message the total new message count will show up in red. Otherwise this will remain empty to keep the clean look and help reduce horizontal width limitations.

As always I welcome any other thoughts and suggestions. I would like this to be a clean, easy to understand and use feature, and at the same time be more powerful than what was available before.

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Re: Forum header change
« Reply #32 on: April 02, 2010, 12:47:33 PM »
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For those mentioning the issue with the two homes by each other. I'd be happy to change it, but the issue I'm running into is that I can't change it to something long like "forum home" or "back to website" because it'd take up too much browser width for users running small resolutions. I could use other similar one worded terms such as "main", but that that'd be confusing as well.

How about, "CH Home" for the link to the main home page?
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Re: Forum header change
« Reply #33 on: April 02, 2010, 02:09:08 PM »
Change 'Home' to 'Main'?

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Re: Forum header change
« Reply #34 on: April 02, 2010, 02:21:18 PM »
Home changed to "Main page"
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Re: Forum header change
« Reply #35 on: April 02, 2010, 02:35:13 PM »
Change it to Facebook....everyone goes there...no ? ?

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Re: Forum header change
« Reply #36 on: April 02, 2010, 02:42:53 PM »
The new design looks good.  The only problem I have noticed is that in the page title, "computer help forum" is not capitalized.
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Re: Forum header change
« Reply #37 on: April 02, 2010, 03:40:03 PM »
The new design looks good.  The only problem I have noticed is that in the page title, "computer help forum" is not capitalized.

The SEO in me told me to keep it lower case since most people search in lowercase. If too annoying can change back.
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Re: Forum header change
« Reply #38 on: April 02, 2010, 04:22:26 PM »
Try 1 day without the fade background...just to humor me...
Everything at the top is dark shades of Blue.
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Re: Forum header change
« Reply #39 on: April 02, 2010, 04:54:44 PM »

Instead of a new button I made the posts button simply link to the page you requested. So if this button is clicked it'll go directly to that page, give you what you'd like while saving space by not creating a new button. Hope that works.

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Re: Forum header change
« Reply #40 on: April 02, 2010, 04:55:51 PM »
Just tried it. It does not go to the "All Unread Posts" page

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Re: Forum header change
« Reply #41 on: April 02, 2010, 05:15:39 PM »
You read them all...... ;D     :D

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Re: Forum header change
« Reply #42 on: April 02, 2010, 05:39:36 PM »
Try 1 day without the fade background...just to humor me...
Everything at the top is dark shades of Blue.

Updated. Refresh and should no longer be there. Everyone put their input in if they liked the shade or without it.

Just tried it. It does not go to the "All Unread Posts" page

Fixed.
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Re: Forum header change
« Reply #43 on: April 02, 2010, 06:00:32 PM »
XP Home F'Fox 3.6.2

Why does the C.Hope header on my setup show in text only?

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Re: Forum header change
« Reply #44 on: April 02, 2010, 06:13:29 PM »
XP Home F'Fox 3.6.2

Why does the C.Hope header on my setup show in text only?

Very strange. I've got 3.6.2 running on one of my computers still (most have updated to 3.6.3) and have tried it on that computer and had no issues. Do you have any type of grease monkey script or other add-ons that change anything with CSS?
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