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Message 8084 - Posted: 28 Nov 2008 | 7:17:48 UTC

I like the menu change where you hover over "Message Boards" and it lists the boards, but I have a request for improvements:

1: Include all the boards (the "Help Desk" ones).

2: Show last post time, like when in the board menus.

3: Bottom of page menu should not go down below the task bar, but should instead go above the menu.

4: Maybe add some of the pertinent statuses to the Status menu.


Oh, and some new work would be nice.


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Message 8085 - Posted: 28 Nov 2008 | 13:31:35 UTC - in response to Message 8084.

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I like the menu change where you hover over "Message Boards" and it lists the boards, but I have a request for improvements:

I'm glad you like this. I'm still working on it. It's all done with CSS so it should work on a wide range of browsers, even with JavaScript turned off (except for IE6).


1: Include all the boards (the "Help Desk" ones).

I agree, but perhaps those go under the "Help!" menu.


2: Show last post time, like when in the board menus.

I agree this would be helpful, but it may then be too crowded. The main "Message Boards" link still takes you to the forum index which shows this.


3: Bottom of page menu should not go down below the task bar, but should instead go above the menu.

I didn't realize it was doing that. Thanks. I'll see if I can get it to not do that.


4: Maybe add some of the pertinent statuses to the Status menu.

Yes. With pull-downs like this available the whole horizontal menu bar can be re-thought.



Oh, and some new work would be nice.

I hope to be able to do that too.

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Message 8086 - Posted: 28 Nov 2008 | 17:12:54 UTC

I agree this would be helpful, but it may then be too crowded. The main "Message Boards" link still takes you to the forum index which shows this.

30M, 2H or 12D would not be too much more. You could downsize the font a little to make it neater.


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Message 8088 - Posted: 29 Nov 2008 | 15:08:20 UTC

You are missing the Wish List forum from any of the CSS menus.
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Message 8089 - Posted: 29 Nov 2008 | 15:25:27 UTC - in response to Message 8088.

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You are missing the Wish List forum from any of the CSS menus.

Fixed. Thanks.
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Message 8100 - Posted: 2 Dec 2008 | 8:34:28 UTC

So where did the server status go to in the menus?
It's still a very slow link on the main page (Project Status), but it would be nice if it worked from the menu bar, instead of giving us an extra page to load.
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Message 8102 - Posted: 2 Dec 2008 | 12:42:43 UTC - in response to Message 8100.

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So where did the server status go to in the menus?
It's still a very slow link on the main page (Project Status), but it would be nice if it worked from the menu bar, instead of giving us an extra page to load.

The "tops" of the pull-down menus should work as before. The "Status" link gives you server status. That page, if not cached, can take a while to generate. (Maybe we need a "waiting..." page while it does so?) The "Message Boards" item still takes you to the index of all forums. Or at least these should. If not, I'd like to know what browser it doesn't work with.

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Message 8105 - Posted: 3 Dec 2008 | 0:25:04 UTC

The bottom menus are still going down, but now they raise the browser instead of going behind the task bar, which is better, but I'd prefer the menu to go up instead of messing with the window of the browser and making sometimes a pain to get to a particular item.

Just an observation.

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Message 8130 - Posted: 8 Dec 2008 | 20:31:57 UTC - in response to Message 8085.

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It's all done with CSS so it should work on a wide range of browsers, even with JavaScript turned off (except for IE6).

Doesn't work with IE7. Well, only visited link colour works and that blue is hard to see against the grey background.

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Message 8131 - Posted: 9 Dec 2008 | 0:47:58 UTC - in response to Message 8130.

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Doesn't work with IE7.

Good to know. I definitely want it to work on that platform, though it also has to "fail nicely" when it doesn't work (ie still works as before). Thanks.

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