New design

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TheCell 101 Sep 24, 2004 at 02:46

That might seems like ranting more than a constructive criticism, but I have a hard time getting into the forum, and getting the old articles. I know there is the link at the top of the page, but for some reasons, I never get used to top links, and always seek the right/left menu. For that purpose, might I suggest that we see some kind of menu back on the right side. I know a lot of effort has been put into redesigning the site’s layout, and it is very good! I like the way engine and articles at the top of the page works, but as I said, for some reasons, I can’t get used to click atop of the page for the forum or the articles. Maybe incorporate some kind of menu at the right side of the page, between “latest forum post” and the poll? I’m no designer, but I know that I miss my left/right menu, and I don’t think I’m alone. I must have spent about a full 2 seconds searching for that missing feature, and I’m used to odd web sites. So, for those less used to it, simply seeking information, that might be a problem for them. But as I said, I’m no designer, and I know it’s hard to please everyone, but I don’t think that would hurt the design to add a menu. Anyone else felt that need/experienced that 2 seconds of search?

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NomadRock 101 Sep 24, 2004 at 03:52

I love the fact that it is at the top, this ensures that I will never ever have to scroll down to see it no matter what size screen I am using.

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Ed_Mack 101 Sep 24, 2004 at 04:44

No no no! I like having all of the screen to the forum! (Hi! :))

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john 102 Sep 24, 2004 at 05:20

No no no! I like having all of the screen to the forum!

I think he meant having the navigation menu on the main page, not the forums.

TheCell: maybe an an alternative is to make those top links more visible.

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TheCell 101 Sep 25, 2004 at 17:16

I never said anything against the top menu. I’m sure some people prefer it on the top. I simply suggested to duplicate that menu on the right side of the main page(not the forum). As I said, it’s just some of my habit, seeking the right/left menu, but I’m sure i’m not alone. Adding visibility to the top link certainly would help, but it’s still not on the right/left side of the main page. Anyway, I won’t stop visiting this page simply there’s no right/left menu, it’s just that it’s more natural for me to seek a left/right menu.

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NomadRock 101 Sep 25, 2004 at 20:59

Well to be frank, neither is more “natural” you are just more used to having it on the right. If you visit here often enough this will become familiar.