- Jun 8, 2014
- Reaction score
Hmmmm I'm not satisfied with what it looks like now. Going to explore other options. I just need to eat firstLooks better, maybe just consider the usefulness of the top line (between the logo and the menu) as it seems to unnecessarily waste vertical space.
Bottom line looks to serve a purpose.
The "purple band" is the social and search bar. You'll notice once scrolled down it actually turns into the menu. And yes, the menu displays all the time. It's a general practice and a globally preferred one for easy navigationDesktop screens generally lack vertical space, when I open the home page, only one image is displayed completely, and two partially. Since the menu is presented ALL THE TIME, possibly consider moving it to the purple band at the top which is also there ALL THE TIME?
Removed it anyway. It's out of place there. Anybody knows clicking on a logo goes back to the home pageMaybe consider a image of a house instead of the word "Home" top left, people are familiar with it as most browsers use the home image...
That is the category header. Also a general and preferred practice on news / blog sites. It really doesn't take that much space. It scales relative to the screen size too so on smaller screens it takes much less space. I honestly don't see the issue.When I click on "PC" there appears a big almost empty purple banner (just using PC since it shows it the best) with just the letters PC in it... Why can't it share the same vertical space as the logo?
Hmmm will emulate and check.Was on 1440 x 900 19" screen, Chrome browser at 100%
Image should fill your screen nicely now.On my current screen (2560 x 1600), the background picture is both too narrow and not tall enough, leading to white space around it. Can fix it by scaling Chrome to 150% so not a big problem.
It helps not to lose sight of what worksAnd yes, it is very important to maintain a familiar, generic look on one's site... makes the plebs feel at home, like it is just another review site, nothing special
Still does not make sense to me, having the menu jump up and down, now it is in the middle of the page, then when I scroll it moves to the social bar... Personally I find the jumping around irritating.The "purple band" is the social and search bar. You'll notice once scrolled down it actually turns into the menu. And yes, the menu displays all the time. It's a general practice and a globally preferred one for easy navigation