[mythtv] Official Thread: Mythtv.org Redesign

Ghost Freeman ghostfreeman at gmail.com
Wed Apr 18 20:46:53 UTC 2007

I completely overlooked the Wiki, given the default layout of most
MediaWiki themes and the familiarity of it compared to other wikis,
I'm willing to compromise by dropping the second navbar and putting it
back on the left side of the page for consistency. This oughta make
the page more familiar to those who frequent the MythTV site as it is

I appreciate the comments so far on the site, and I am glad we could
come to an agreement on the page layout. I'll post again when this
revision is finished (with proper colors, this time). :)

On 4/18/07, Adam Findley <adam at cs.byu.edu> wrote:
>  > The colors are something I intend to finish as soon as possible, and
>  > they will be in line with myth's colors. No red or black or anything
>  > that myth users wouldn't expect.
> Let me first say with some of the right colors (and even without), your
> top navbar greatly improves upon xris's design.
> > Presumably, the content in the second navbar is dictated by the page
> > active (although I am judging this off xris's design). I don't see any
> > reason why a two-column page would be at a loss for space or prove a
> > threat to usability, but the second navbar can always be brought back
> > down to the left if you prefer.
> The only reason why it affects usability, is because there is no way of
> knowing whether or not the second navbar is connected, because the only
> difference is the color.  Also, the advantage of only having a
> horizontal navbar as a banner is it's clear to the user that this is not
> going to change, and they can rely on it. A great example of one that I
> rely on and that stays constant except for one link (AUR) is on
> ArchLinux's site: http://www.archlinux.org/  Notice how there is
> sometimes a secondary navigation bar, but it's clear that you can't
> expect that on every page.
> I think you've done a great job coming up with a new idea for displaying
> stuff, and frankly we've got a lot of room on the left that it'd be nice
> to use.  I think I was unclear on this point last time and I think we
> are on the same page here.
> Also, with a left bar it's easy to integrate your theme into the wiki,
> documentation and provide a nice unifying theme.
> Adam
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