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Which ePHOTOzine sub menu do you use?

roxpix 17 2.2k 11 Scotland
30 Mar 2010 8:16PM
But the new layout makes no allowence for the most popular sub-heading selections

Take 'Community' for example, the most popular sub-heading links are the ones furthest away from the heading itself, pure nuts!

Directly under 'Store' we have Instruction Manuals!!

I think it's safe to assume that the most popular sub-headings need to be directly adjacent to the heading itself, it doesn't matter that we can track anywhere on screen to click a sub-heading, we shouldn't need to, it's pretty basic web rules
roxpix 17 2.2k 11 Scotland
30 Mar 2010 8:31PM
Having just looked at the old layout the only heading that comes off the page is directories (on 1280x768) and even with bigger layout there is still only a couple that come close (sledgehammer to hang wallpaper it would seem)

Actually a better idea would be to simply amend the coding so that the old drop down menu style would hold say a maximum of 10 sub-headings vertically before it doubles up & sticks an adjacent vertical column on the right hand side of the first column for the next 10 sub-headings, it isnít rocket surgery, & it keeps 'most popular' directly next to the heading

Point is that the sub headings should never be to the left of the option weíve chosen, itís not natural
ChrisTom 13 72 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2010 8:33PM
What is a V5 sub menu ?.
Sorry I am not at all computer savvy.
davidburleson 14 3.0k 3 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2010 9:45AM
roxpix, you have some very valid points about the drop downs. However, reading the reasons that you find it bad can easily be overcomed with a few design changes to the position of the submenu links.

The advantage with these 'mega drop-downs' is that it allows us to group items and gives us more flexibility to add and position things into the menu.

Member feedback is the best way for us to understand the ideal way to mold these drop-downs to work. You will find that on many other popular sites that have alot of areas like us that this approach is becoming more and more popular.
roxpix 17 2.2k 11 Scotland
31 Mar 2010 10:11AM
Hi David, thanks for the feedback, I actually raised the sub-menu positioning back on 17th Feb but not as a suggestion so it may have been lost in the 50 page thread re Forum Upgrade

As a suggestion for the menu bar at the top, can we have the Photography Gallery immediately under the Photos tab as the first option?

At the moment there are 14 Gallery options in the box directly under Photos and the general Photography Gallery option is actually off to the left, who reads right to left!

Frequent user/members will soon get used to it but visitors are going to be lost

In fact the content in the three Ďboxesí for Contribute, Popular & Browse should perhaps be looked at re alignment to the menu option, as the most popular option gets further from the header tab as a user works across the screen

So I agree that re-positioning the sub menus so that relevance to the header menu is a consideration is a good way to go
Jestertheclown 12 8.4k 253 England
31 Mar 2010 11:20AM
I don't like either version of the new menus for all the reasons already stated.

In fact, to get from here to another section of the site, I click on my portfolio page and use the old menus from there.

lawbert 14 1.8k 15 England
31 Mar 2010 1:51PM
That little tweak has done wonders for me, It is much easier to navigate directly to the Photo Gallery Smile
roxpix 17 2.2k 11 Scotland
31 Mar 2010 1:52PM
What's this I see.....'Photo' sub-menus make a lot more sense, thanks for taking it on-board & illustrates (to me at least) that the other main menu headings should follow this format
Diana 14 2.0k 19 Netherlands
25 Apr 2010 12:22PM
Can we just have the old way of viewing the forums back please?
mohikan22 Plus
17 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2010 12:35PM
^^ i agree.
Diana 14 2.0k 19 Netherlands
25 Apr 2010 1:11PM
There is a European directive to make all sites manageable and [/link]

this also might be a worthwhile read, when I said earlier that the forums made me seasick, it was ridiculed but itís a common problem with people with dyslexia and other such wonderful abilities and gifts it just becomes a disability in a non dyslexic world

cant do that link thing on here either now crikey how hard is all this ???
Diana 14 2.0k 19 Netherlands
25 Apr 2010 1:14PM
see what I mean?

here you go

cant do linkys now on this its way too hard
Diana 14 2.0k 19 Netherlands
25 Apr 2010 1:16PM
heres the other one

I wont come back to this cos I cant read the forums but I hope you take a look at the links and desingn something accessible for all and not just 'perfect' pepes Smile

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