The skeleton gains some muscle
Posted 06 November 2007 - 04:11 AM
Posted 06 November 2007 - 09:42 AM
I'm not sure if you use Firefox (about 40% of web users do), but your css shows up a bit buggy. Mainly, your 'right-side' bar acts a bit like jello, but the 'left-side' is completely liquid. This really makes viewing the pages in a small window (so as to monitor other windows at the same time) essentially impossible, as all the words in the 'content' pane on the left get squished up into fragmented words. Wondering if you could test your pages out in different web browsers to see how they behave before publishing? (Also, just so you know, your main page, texnexus.com, contains 60 errors according to w3 standards, <www.validator.w3.org>, which might have something to do with the buggy dispay problems in firefox)
What browser are you using?
The site is definately not optimised for viewing in small panes, and will probably never be.
Posted 07 November 2007 - 12:27 AM
I use firefox 220.127.116.11. I use a 22" monitor at its default 1280x1024 res, (not widescreen), but making assumptions about how web users are not going to view your page (such as in a smaller pane to monitor other opened windows) is a bit of a faux paus in web design. (I'm hoping this is helpful, I love this site because nobody else has the organization and collection of mods this one has, its so good that I hate having to use any other site)
Posted 07 November 2007 - 08:26 PM
Posted 11 November 2007 - 04:30 AM
However I must say I am like many others and find the right hand navigation horrible and counter intuitive. Everything on windows is on the left side, windows explorer directory structures, the start menu, drop down file menu's, tools in just about all software etc. Not to mention you read left to right and visually jumping accross the entire screen between menu elements and reading text is bad. Being different for difference sake is just simply not worth it, big software companies and almost all websites stick to the left hand nav layout, and I think its possibly because well...its just better and its what people are used to. It is of course your site and your free to have it as you wish, but I guess keep in mind that what you as an individual likes isn't always what the majority of others like and when making things for public consumption majority wins *shrug*. Maybe make a poll on it?
p.s why are the comments in backwards order on the main site? another strange design decision?
Posted 14 November 2007 - 05:42 PM
Posted 20 November 2007 - 02:26 PM
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Posted 23 November 2007 - 04:16 PM
Posted 25 November 2007 - 12:10 PM
One thing I'd like to suggest, though...
I can never tell if I'm already logged in or if I need to log in each time I navigate to this site. It would be helpful to have something that says, in effect, you are already logged in (some acknowledgement of my username on the home page). This is done on many other sites so I know it can be done.
Thanks for all the years of providing this great service to the community!!