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From "Stephen Colebourne" <scolebou...@btopenworld.com>
Subject Re: [commons-site] Alternate Horizontal Project Navigation
Date Tue, 24 Feb 2004 01:37:12 GMT
I have to be honest and say that I don't like this tab style for commons. It
moves the page content too far down, and makes the links too important in my
view.

(Technically/visually it looks nice though ;-)

Stephen


----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark R. Diggory" <mdiggory@latte.harvard.edu>
> I worked out the kinks on an alternate project navigation, please have a
> look and comment:
>
> http://www.apache.org/~mdiggory/commons/math/project-info.html
>
> Pro's
>
> 1.) Navigation better integrated into page layout.
> 2.) Horizontal positioning at top of page more traditional for navigation.
> 3.) Strong CSS control over look and feel, 0% javascript
> 4.) Clearly separates "Shared Commons Navigation" from "Individual
> Project Navigation".
>
> Con's
>
> 1.) Limits number of items on a level to the width of the page
> (although it does provide "wrapping" when items are greater than width).
>
> 2.) Currently limited to menus nested three levels deep.
> (but easily extendable to more).
> 3.) Currently doesn't integrate custom project navigation.
> (but could easily be adapted for such support, I had initially included
> it, but encountered small issues with merging two separate "menu sets").
>
>
> I think its important to clearly separate the "Projects Navigation" from
> the overall shared "Commons Navigation", I believe positioning them in
> very separate locations of the site gives the user a much clearer path
> and ease in determining the level of the site they are within.
>
> -Mark
> --
> Mark Diggory
> Software Developer
> Harvard MIT Data Center
> http://www.hmdc.harvard.edu
>
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