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New simplified menu bar?


Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
13 Jul 2012 9:13AM
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13 Jul 2012 9:20AM
Yep, simplified. We have been tracking the usage of the items in the menu bar (all 152 of them) over the past year and based off that information we have been able to narrow down the menu bar to the most accessed parts. All the other features are still available, just through secondary menus within the areas. For instance, in the galleries, there is a menu on the top right 'Browse Galleries'. The same can be found in the forums for the other features.

We understand that this is going to take some adapting, but overall feel it will make it clearer for everyone (including visitors) to recognise what features are available and how to access the most popular ones.
answersonapostcard e2
10 12.7k 15 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2012 9:23AM
Its completely changed the way I navigate the site, sorry but I really dont like it. It was quick for me before to find my way around.
sherlob e2
8 2.4k 126 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2012 9:32AM

Quote:Its completely changed the way I navigate the site, sorry but I really dont like it. It was quick for me before to find my way around.



Agreed. I'm sorry guys, but I hate it. E.g. I used to be able to get to my connections photos's (for example) in 2 clicks - now I can't.

For me this is a massive backward step.

Adam
Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
13 Jul 2012 9:33AM
hmmm.... I will reserve judgement at the moment as I do like it simplified, but lots of things are missing at the moment. Though I wish HC gallery is up there in the menu bar.
13 Jul 2012 9:35AM

Quote:Agreed. I'm sorry guys, but I hate it. E.g. I used to be able to get to my connections photos's (for example) in 2 clicks - now I can't.


You can still do so from your userbar.
adrian_w e2
7 3.4k 4 Scotland
13 Jul 2012 9:37AM
Sorry to be a party pooper to you guys but I like it. I find it easier to use than the previous one. Not found any problem so far.
sherlob e2
8 2.4k 126 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2012 9:38AM
Umm. Actually, I have just noticed that it renders differently in Firefox and these functions are retained making it not too bad. I suspect the issue (for me anyway) is it doesn't render properly on Safari - or perhaps its a local issue - either way on my Mac, using safari, the menu items don't drop under each other as they did - instead they are listed side by side and fall off the right hand edge of the page.

Adam
Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
13 Jul 2012 9:40AM
I wish HC gallery is up there in the menu bar though....(repeating myself....Smile)
13 Jul 2012 9:41AM
How to find the other galleries:

1. Click on The Galleries

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2. Hover over 'Browse Galleries' on the right

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13 Jul 2012 9:41AM

Quote:Umm. Actually, I have just noticed that it renders differently in Firefox and these functions are retained making it not too bad. I suspect the issue (for me anyway) is it doesn't render properly on Safari - or perhaps its a local issue - either way on my Mac, using safari, the menu items don't drop under each other as they did - instead they are listed side by side and fall off the right hand edge of the page.



We are looking into that bug right now.
NaturesHaven e2
3 260 5 England
13 Jul 2012 9:44AM
Where are the Guest Editors & HC buttons, are they not worth the bother anymore........they are obviously of no importance, you've shoved them over to a little corner where they will die...SadSad
SlowSong e2
6 4.8k 29 England
13 Jul 2012 9:47AM
Well it looks awful. I liked the GE gallery underneath the EC gallery - now it's more faff. You have to click twice to get to the main gallery too. I'd just got used to that other button. And the menu bar is in stupid type. These tweaks make me so cross. Sad
SueEley e2
8 271 96 Wales
13 Jul 2012 9:59AM
Oh, yes - it does kind of work in Firefox, which I don't use, even on my Mac. In Chrome, it does exactly what Adam says. Still, I guess that will change.

I really don't like this 'simplification' - it's made things I use harder to find. I liked having all my stuff in one place, under my avatar.
Ade_Osman e2
11 4.5k 36 England
13 Jul 2012 9:59AM
Not good guys......It's taking me 3 times longer to get where I want to go to.....Simple yes, but a helluva lot more time spent trying to find things of importance to me and the way I use the site.

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