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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:37 pm    Post subject: PocketGPSWorld - Site Layout Changes Reply with quote

As some of the more observant will note, things are changing with our site layout.

The process will take some days to complete and so the final layout will not be apparent until it is finished.

We're moving to a two-column layout to give us more space for content and we will be sorting the site navigation to make it simpler and more straight-forward.

The top navigation menu will be simplified and a prominent log-in box will be available on all pages.

We're also planning to offer a large search box to the right of the PGPS Logo.

So please bear with us whilst we make the necessary changes, we need to tread carefully to ensure we don't break anything as we move through the changes!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, Darren

Real good job.

It gets better each time each time I switch from one forums to another.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So far, so good....

Appears brighter, cleaner look.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could see it had changed even on the log-on screen.

Don't get me wrong, but I think the adds should be on the left. Only my personal feelings Laughing

EDIT When you post, to get back to the main forums again I always have to go to the drop down menu at the top of the page each time.

Is it not possible to have the menus on each page:

View posts since last visit
View your posts
View unanswered posts


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's brilliant for checking for new posts on my mobile phone. Very Happy Before, every page took an age to download, and I had to scroll through an expanded left-hand column in order to get to the content. Not any more! Thanks! Cool

It also seems to load quicker on the pc, it looks far less cluttered, and the top navigation menu is more obvious.

Looking forward to seeing what further improvements you come up with. Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pocketgps wrote:
Don't get me wrong, but I think the adds should be on the left. Only my personal feelings Laughing

And everyone has their own opinion on this. We took advice which was, main content should always be the first column unless there is a navigation column.

As our smaller column is not navigation or anything else important, it is going on the right. It;s locked in now, so get used to it. Wink
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EDIT When you post, to get back to the main forums again I always have to go to the drop down menu at the top of the page each time.

Is it not possible to have the menus on each page:

View posts since last visit
View your posts
View unanswered posts

That is not an option in the version of phpBB that we use. But to get back to the forum index, why not just click the shortcut here:


Or you could do as I do, and have a Bookmark for 'PGPS New Posts' on my browser toolbar (or any other frequently used links).
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Info, not critisism Very Happy The update date is missing from under the "Download Here" jobbie on some pages (this one) and is there on others (Home)????
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

M8TJT wrote:
Info, not critisism Very Happy The update date is missing from under the "Download Here" jobbie on some pages (this one) and is there on others (Home)????


yes, i've just spotted that. will fix it later today
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MaFt wrote:
M8TJT wrote:
Info, not critisism Very Happy The update date is missing from under the "Download Here" jobbie on some pages (this one) and is there on others (Home)????


yes, i've just spotted that. will fix it later today


now fixed
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must say i am liking the new layout so far. Seems much 'crisper' and maybe it's me, but loads faster.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes, it should load faster. a big part of the delay in laoding was pulling up all the review and article categories etc for the expanding box on the left.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wondered what was going on thought it was the web at first not loading the page properly ,quick search of "left side" brought up this thread although |I do prefer the column on the left it will take some getting used to

can concur about the faster loading too ,much quicker
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Much better. It looks cleaner and loads quicker. What is there not to like about it? Techno-Thursdays Rule.

But.... How are you going to implement the macro that trawls through all the old posts which have replies advising people to "Click on the icon on the left/right ... etc?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even I'm noticing now. Looks sharper, and is faster.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darren wrote:
Pocketgps wrote:

Is it not possible to have the menus on each page:

View posts since last visit
View your posts
View unanswered posts

That is not an option in the version of phpBB that we use.


But we did use to have "View posts since last visit", didn't we? (in the "Forums" drop down at the very top)....

Darren wrote:
Or you could do as I do, and have a Bookmark for 'PGPS New Posts' on my browser toolbar


How do we create that now though, if there's nowhere to click?
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