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From Olemis Lang <>
Subject Re: Bloodhound Theme/Dashboard design
Date Wed, 18 Jan 2012 17:30:33 GMT
On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 12:21 PM, Gary <> wrote:
> On 01/18/2012 02:15 PM, Olemis Lang wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 7:08 AM, Ian Wild<>  wrote:
>>> On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 9:37 PM, Olemis Lang<>  wrote:
>>>> While looking at this picture there's something I need to mention .
>>>> Considering my experience there's something to considering when
>>>> designing a Trac theme for general purpose use and able to adapt to
>>>> different screen resolutions . It is about the mainnav toolbar at the
>>>> top . It is a good practice to control the way mainnav items overflow
>>>> so as to prevent them from wrapping . If this happens pages don't look
>>>> well . I suggest to implement a carousel in there so as to scroll
>>>> mainnav items if necessary .
>>> Yes, this was a reason the number of tabs has been kept to such an absolute
>>> minimum (3 items!).
>> That should be fine to illustrate the initial design using a picture .
>> Nonetheless in practice as more and more plugins are installed they
>> may add further mainnav items dynamically . There should be something
>> in there to «control» their behavior .
> I agree with this.. we should expect that:
>  * some people will want to rearrange the items
>  * there will be people wanting to add plugins for which we don't
>   pre-specify a location in the menu system
> It would also make sense for anything that scrolls the mainnav items to know when it
doesn't need to be there.

this introduces another level of complexity as windows may be resized
too and something that didn't need scroll controls at page load time
might need it in case e.g. window width is changed (resized)



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