jamesh wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:10 pm
We've just added the standard website top bar to the RPI theme - what do people think?
I just wrote a lengthy reply to this, clicked Submit
, and my reply seems to have been thrown away
by the forum! That is SO FRUSTRATING!
The non-scrolling top bar is a bad thing
- just as in about 90% of the other places this feature is used on the web - it's pretty (quite pretty in this case, I like the colors), but it makes the assumption that people don't have object permanence
, and takes valuable screen space away from forum posts (which are the whole point of a forum
), and gives that space to, essentially, branding. Not everyone is using dual 27" monitors - I'm on a 13" laptop, and have other windows competing for screen real estate (and no, examining the window's pixel size and then deciding to nail it down in some cases and not others isn't nice). Have it at the top of the page
(not the top of the window
) and let it scroll off - people will see it when they come in, and they'll know where to find it (because most people have been on the web more than five minutes, have visited several other websites, and grok the idea that there are useful navigational/context/information bits up at the top of most pages).
On my iPad (in portrait mode), at some point in the last little bit (but not right this minute - clearly things are in flux), the bar displayed at the top of the window
but then scrolled off properly (and returned if one scrolled upwards on the page) - that's a much more civilized compromise, you could do that everywhere
. That way, even someone following a link in from google or a blog somewhere will see that they're arrived in the Raspberry Pi forums, but then they can proceed to read posts without the banner soaking up screen space.