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Re: Forum header change
« Reply #60 on: April 06, 2010, 06:52:38 AM »
I do have to agree that while it's a nice look, it's less than intuitive. I guess it will just take a little getting used to :)

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Re: Forum header change
« Reply #61 on: April 07, 2010, 04:52:27 PM »
Was out of town for a few day so sorry for the late replies.

Maybe you could add the Chat Stat link underneath the Chat link?

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Which makes them just a bit too close together.  When I mouse over, the hover lights up the new one, when all I want is the old one.  A little more space, vertically would be nice.  Would another carriage return fix it?

Increased the vertical height of the bar and buttons .4em

I have more trouble finding log out now!  The header looks good except for my problem finding log out! Nice work.

Logout is under profile as Patio mentioned. I could adjust / move this if suggestions offered. Also unless the box "Always stay logged in" is checked when you logged in you'll automatically be logged out if inactive for the set minutes to stay logged in.

I do have to agree that while it's a nice look, it's less than intuitive. I guess it will just take a little getting used to :)

Any suggestions for making it more intuitive are welcome. I did this change in the hopes of making the forum easier to use in preparation for migrating e-mail into the forums more.

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Re: Forum header change
« Reply #62 on: April 07, 2010, 04:56:00 PM »
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Re: chat stats link...is it? I meant under the Chat link in the new nav bar!  :)

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Re: Forum header change
« Reply #63 on: April 07, 2010, 05:18:18 PM »
Re: chat stats link...is it? I meant under the Chat link in the new nav bar!  :)

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Re: Forum header change
« Reply #64 on: April 08, 2010, 03:34:49 AM »
Not sure if I'm alone here, but I'm wondering if anyone else would prefer it if the Posts link were changed from this:
http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php?action=unread

To this:
http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php?action=unreadreplies




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Re: Forum header change
« Reply #65 on: April 08, 2010, 05:59:05 AM »

Any suggestions for making it more intuitive are welcome. I did this change in the hopes of making the forum easier to use in preparation for migrating e-mail into the forums more.
Well, if I may....
I don't think it would be obvious to anyone that "Home" is the parent of direct forum links. Perhaps renaming it "Forum" or "Forums" or "Forum Links" would be better?

Ditto finding the link to "Moderators" under "Help". Do you have a link to see / find members? If so, how about a drop-down button named "Members" under which one of the links would be for moderators / staff?

Maybe this is just me, but I don't think all of the buttons should be grouped together. What I mean is there are some more frequently used buttons (Posts, Forum Links, PM's) that might be on the right side of the page for example and the lesser used buttons (Chat, Connect, Profile, etc) that could be on the left side. Just a thought.

Anyway, I for one appreciate the time you've put in and the continuing effort to make the forum look more modern and easy to use.

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Re: Forum header change
« Reply #66 on: April 08, 2010, 07:15:44 AM »
I'd like to edit my above post (it's too late to actually edit it, so I'll do so here).

I'm embarrassed to admit that I only just realized the buttons I mentioned above are actually attached to the "FORUM" Parent button. Accordingly, some of what I said doesn't make as much sense. Still, I think renaming the sub-drop down from HOME to Forum Links or Forums is still relevant. And now that I see the connection to the parent FORUM button, I think INBOX should probably be a completely separate link from everything else. Perhaps it should be renamed "Messages" or "Private Messaging" and I don't think it really needs to drop down to anything (ie, "New Message"). This is one of those instances where it might have been fine the way it was previously.