In reply to New BoonEx.com
houstonlively
Yikes! Am I the only one that thinks this layout is a navigation nightmare? Do you guys actually think that having to scroll down the page to get to a menu item, is a good idea?
Andrew Boon
Yes, I think it's much better than clicking Unity and then looking for a submenu. All major parts are now instantly accessible.
houstonlively
Show me one popular website on the entire planet where you have to scroll down the page to get to a menu item.
Andrew Boon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolphin

also most Google properties, Facebook (especially if they were to use same font size), eBay, Amazon and many others.

We don't plan to use it for Dolphin, mind you, but it seems to suit BoonEx.com
saurav121
but there shud be an option to use vertical menu too on doplhin.. wat say
I really want this commenting system in dolphin and its really good to call blogs as notes .
dolphin_jay
Why must everything be based on whats popular... Its much better to be a leader then a follower I was told when growing up.
Andrew Boon
Indeed. We should see if this menu works well and if it doesn't we'll make it work better.
Andrew Boon
Play with it a bit more. We've been using this navigation for a few weeks and it seems to be much more handy. Also only the less frequently items like "Websites/Help/Trac/About/Contact" are at the bottom. if you don't see the top ones - you definitely need a new monitor. :)
houstonlively
My monitor is fine. It's a wide screen format where vertical space is at a premium. They are becoming pretty mainstream. You really should tighten up that menu a bit. There's a lot of white space you can get rid of without disrupting the layout.
Andrew Boon
Yes, as an option we could make it much more compact, but this size seems to work nicely for mobile/ipad screens. We'll see how it goes and may shorten it a little later. How much of it isn't fitting your screen?
houstonlively
About half the menu is off the bottom of the screen. This made it fit nicely, and it still looked OK. Besides... you should detect that your site is being accessed by a mobile device, and load different CSS.

div.sys-v4-mm-btn-cnt {
font-size: 14px;
font-weight: bold;
height: 26px;
line-height: 26px;
text-align: left;
text-indent: 0;
text-shadow: 0 1px 0 #FFFFFF;
}

div.sys-v4-mm-subitem div.sys-v4-mm-btn-cnt {
font-size: 12px;
font-weight: normal;
see more height: 20px;
line-height: 20px;
text-indent: 20px;
}
dolphin_jay
Hmm.. running 1920X1080 HD here and the menu seems to fit with room to add a few more links. What res are you running at now ?
houstonlively
It's 1366 x 768, a pretty popular screen resolution for laptops. You can see for yourself here:

http://marketshare.hitslink.com/report.aspx?qprid=17&qptimeframe=Y

It might be a better idea to specify font sizes as a percentage, and line heights in em. I believe the layout will adapt better to different screen resolutions. It's really important for things to look good on, at least, the most popular screen sizes.
dolphin_jay
Ahh yeah i have not cracked open my laptop in almost a year now. I suppose i should just to see what the site looks like.
francisca_carv
:((( not the only one, no...but maybe women are just a bit more complicated...
 
 
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