[mythtv] Official Thread: Mythtv.org Redesign

Ghost Freeman ghostfreeman at gmail.com
Thu Apr 19 16:40:48 UTC 2007

Taking your advice from IRC last night, I made some changes to the
leftnav graphics. Interested in your output

On 4/18/07, Ghost Freeman <ghostfreeman at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> now.
> 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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