Re: Secondary Nav Bar
- From: LeeTambiah <l_tambiah linuxmail org>
- To: karderio gmail com
- Cc: GNOME Marketing <marketing-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: Secondary Nav Bar
- Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2006 18:06:17 +0100
> Hi :o)
> On Fri, 2006-09-15 at 11:30 +0100, LeeTambiah wrote:
>> It appeared to me yesterday, using the secondary navigation bar as a
>> vertical component on the right hand side would be similar to the Ubuntu
>> I think it works very well as a navigation system.
>> We need to decide on this component, are we going with the secondary bar
>> on the right of page like Ubuntu or are we locating it below the primary
>> navigation bar like YouTube?
>> I will go with the majority decision of course.
> Although I personally have a completely subjective preference for a
> vertical secondary navigation bar on the side, the one in the currently
> planned mockup  would seem to work fine. No complaints, nice mockup.
> Go for it ! (Not meaning to be pretentious, I'm not attaching much value
> to my opinions here :o)
> I'm unsure what the related links section is exactly, but I'm wondering
> if it might be better at the end of a page. If this is the only thing in
> the right column, it certainly would seem to waste space. Also these
> links may be of more use after the visitor has read the page, unless
> they are actually lost.
> I'm wondering if the breadcrumb trail is not just duplicating browser
> history functionality. Firefox certainly has a "go" menu, all be it
> containing links from other sites also (apparently the next version will
> also have a convenient "recently closed tabs" function). My worry is
> that the trail could confuse non web savvy visitors. If a site specific
> breadcrumb trail is all that useful, it would certainly seem to me to be
> a feature missing from web browsers.
> As a matter of interest, the sidebar on the Ubuntu website doesn't quite
> behave consistently - on the support page (the one in your link), the
> help section in the sidebar is permanently expanded, whereas on other
> pages you click to expand the sidebar sections. Also some sections on
> the sidebar lead to pages with a different sidebar, some even lead to
> other sites. An example not to follow I think. With this type of
> sidebar, I think it could be confusing for inexperienced web users to
> see the "secondary" sidebar links, interspersed between the "primary"
> links appear and disappear.
> Love, Karderio.
Perhaps i should have been more specific, I was referring to the Ubuntu
site as a visual look only, NOT link structure. Our site would not
suffer the same issue's you have discussed above.
LayoutPlanSecondary0.2.svg  the two optional components "bread
crumbs" and "Related Links Block" need more discussion. Personally I
think the "bread crumb" component can be dropped. The "related links
block" would ONLY appear in some circumstances where extra related links
may be required. I think Quim will know more about the "related links
block" functionality or purpose than I.
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