In my xenforo installation, I removed the header left line (Home ... Help) and the second line (Mark Forums Read ... What's New?) completely. It serves no purpose to me, there is too much clutter. This is the screenshot explaining all the redundant elements (some are even left out). Search forums -> SEARCH... Home -> Home (navigation) Forums -> Forums (navigation) Community logo -> Community title -> Community link rewritten as "Home" (navigation) Log Out -> Username dropdown Members is a one of the less used element in every community. Great for spambots. Watched threads <-> What's new are similar and should be combined Suggestion: Combine all these redundant elements into one for each redundance group. As a general rule, prefer the navigation bar (Home > Forums). Concentrate on reducing vertical width (widescreen users -> moves content to the top).