FEEDBACK - "Invisible" navigation block

andreww38
andreww38
edited January 2016 in General Archive
So this is what the bottom navigation block looks "like":https://www.instagram.com/p/BATO5hntbuK/

Because the light gold blends into the white/beige background, it becomes invisible.

I plan to change it to black text on white, which will not require any CSS workarounds, to make it more useful.

Any other preferred colors?

Ideally we want it to be somewhat consistent with the template's color palette.

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This'll be changed sometime next week after the server maintenance / site outage scheduled for Mon 2-4am PST.

Post your suggestions/feedback below.

Off-beat / slight off-topic comments are also welcome.

Suggestions of candyfloss pink, puke yellow will be ignored. #SorryNotSorry

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  • Krothos
    Krothos
    Posts: 184
    I had a suggestion for the calendar awhile ago that might be easy to implement after Sunday's update... set the End Date to default to the set Start Date. Kinda of annoying setting up calendar events over the next couple of months and having to update the End Date each time.

    Future feature request: reoccurring calendar events (I.e. create a new calendar event that repeats itself every 2 weeks).
  • Kallak
    Kallak
    Posts: 855
    Personally, I'd like to see standard blue for the links rather than black. I think most people tend to associate black with text and blue with clickable links. I could be wrong, but that just seems to be the case as far as everything I've seen goes.

    All the best,
    - Kallak

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  • Keryth987
    Keryth987
    Posts: 786
    Uhm, where on my site is that exactly?


    Keelah Se'lai,
    Keryth
    "Shadows Over New York":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/shadows-over-new-york
    "2013 Campaign of The Year":http://blog.obsidianportal.com/2013-coty-shadows-over-new-york/
    "Campaign of the Month July 2013":http://blog.obsidianportal.com/shadows-over-new-york-julys-campaign-of-the-month/
  • Krothos
    Krothos
    Posts: 184
    Andrew is referring to the links appearing at the bottom of most OP webpages. Typically seen when you are on the Dashboard webpage of your site.
  • twiggyleaf
    twiggyleaf
    Posts: 1,601
    Yeah, change it.
    Any colour that makes it more legible, I guess.

    twigs

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  • Maesenko
    Maesenko
    Posts: 325
    For now at least, I agree with the standard blue links.

    ~Mae

    CotM Selection Committee

  • andreww38
    andreww38
    Posts: 239 edited January 2016
    Thanks for the input.

    I think blue links interspersed with regular text is ok. A solid block of blue links (14 links) could be a little fugly and overpowering.

    Although, I think users should come first so fugly, but functional, useful, should win out.

    I'll commission that as a tech task and see if we can get it out by the end of this week (Jan 15/16).

    We may come to some middle ground compromise if there's a strong protest otherwise.

    Also, I've noted that a number don't like "Community" as it isn't as easy an association as "Forums".
    We'll also change the language from "Community" to "Forums" (unless anyone is threatening to throw themselves from the belfry).

    There's some linguistic debate about whether it should be "Forum" because this is a single forum, nothing's threaded so it looks like one big convo. Or is it "Forums" because we're aggregating a series of smaller sub-forum/sub-discussion areas?

    The URL is "forums.obsidianportal.com", so I'm not quite ready to rock the boat, so we'll go with "Forums". If this might cause you to throw yourself on your vorpal blade, please speak up.

    Else, I'm aiming for Jan 15/16 completion and unless the rebels/resistance blows up starkiller base, we should be on track.

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    PS: A number have called for "Forums" to appear in the top nav bar (where "Welcome (your username), (your photo), envelope icon, campaigns" appear), so I'll see about shortening the "Search..." field and squeezing "Forums" in there too."

    We'll death match "Forums appearing at the top nav bar and bottom nav block and finger of death one of them, or keep both.
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  • Keryth987
    Keryth987
    Posts: 786
    Oh, that think. I've never used it and rarely look at it. Then again, I RARELY use the Dashboard, except when starting a campaign site, updating CSS, or banner/stlye/background changes. I actually have never liked the Dashboard since we got it in the Reforge. Its why my default campaign is blank so when I open OP it goes to my profile page.

    So, as in regards to changing this things color scheme, I dont really care as I've never even used it much less taken much notice of it

    Keelah Se'lai,
    Keryth
    "Shadows Over New York":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/shadows-over-new-york
    "2013 Campaign of The Year":http://blog.obsidianportal.com/2013-coty-shadows-over-new-york/
    "Campaign of the Month July 2013":http://blog.obsidianportal.com/shadows-over-new-york-julys-campaign-of-the-month/
  • Maesenko
    Maesenko
    Posts: 325
    Alternately, instead of changing the link colors, change the background on the section to something darker, like a slate grey or charcoal.

    As for the "Community" vs "Forums" thing...Forums all the way. And keep the 's'.

    Direct link to these forums in the nav bar would be nice, but I'd rather it be in the dropdown menu (Profile, Ascendant status, etc.) rather than crammed in the main bar.

    As Always,
    _~Mae_

    ~Mae

    CotM Selection Committee

  • killervp
    killervp
    Posts: 2,735
    Forums for sure.

    Just trying to help out.

  • Lxcharon
    Lxcharon
    Posts: 189
    I second Mae about having a link in the drop down.
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