[mythtv] Time to Vote? (as Re: Official Thread: Mythtv.org Redesign)

Chris Petersen lists at forevermore.net
Thu Jun 21 16:01:30 UTC 2007

Craig Treleaven wrote:
> Is the "pop up" submenu deliberate (ie not just an artifact of my 
> using Safari rather than Firefox)?

It's intentional.  It's the only way I can think of to give people
single-click access to sub-areas of the site (notice that the parent
menu item is also a clickable link to another page) without taking up
space for all of them all at once.

> Because, I think those are a terrible design.  First, the user has no
> visible indication that there _is_ a submenu.

You must have missed my comments about that visual indication being a
requirement of the final design.  What I did was just a proof of
concept.  The submenu would also always be visible when the user is
browsing within a particular section, too.

> Second, it is awkward to navigate.  The user has to hover the mouse
> over the main menu and then, without accidentally touching another
> main menu choice, slide down to one of the submenu choices.  But if
> you goe to far, the submenu disappears and  you have to start all
> over.

Did you use it?  I don't think my implementation is all that bad.  Ample
padding (which would need a little more around the "parent" menu items
themselves) is usually enough to keep things usable.


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