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Implemented Head Navigation Tab

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by bookmark, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. bookmark

    bookmark Well-Known Member

    We can see the tabs in head navigation "You Account" and "ID" have three same function.Could both tabs be combined to one only?
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  2. Floris

    Floris Guest

    I think the left your account is perhaps obsolete in this concept, I really like the right dropdown.
     
  3. bookmark

    bookmark Well-Known Member

    Agree with you.
     
  4. Disjunto

    Disjunto Well-Known Member

    I don't use my username dropdown menu at all, much prefer those links in the header :D
     
  5. Floris

    Floris Guest

    I see the left area as "the forum content navigation" and the right part to reflect as to content and account stuff, that reflects to just me.
     
  6. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Dropping the 'Account' tab and using the username area to achieve the same functionality has been on my todo list for some time.
     
  7. Floris

    Floris Guest

    I wouldn't mind if the account gets a row less, but a bit wider, so there's space for a few more links for now and the future, as well as having some info like threads/posts/trophies, .. i think it could be done without too much clutter.
     
  8. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    your account - your name.png

    Actually, I have no suggestion this time, because there's not much to comment on ;). I am just thinking out loud, how I find myself sometimes searching for the right options (this product is just a week old, you know) and where it would be most logical to find them.
     
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  9. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    Just different ways to get there, I suppose

    If there were a discussion to remove Your Account from the upper left navigation, I would be in favor :)
     
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  10. James

    James Well-Known Member

    It's just a set of quick links. Some people may forget about the drop-down and go straight to the account or vice-versa. I'm not particularly bothered because I never use the sub-navigation! :D
     
  11. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    Seems like a logical way to make the design more simple while still rataining functionality. I vote we remove the Your Account Drop down.
     
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  12. welshstew

    welshstew Active Member

    I too favour the removal of Your Account for its duplication.
     
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  13. Nick

    Nick Well-Known Member

    I agree, because the only link not in the username drop-down is "Personal conversations", but that's made up for with the "Inbox" link next to the username drop-down.
     
  14. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    I would at least consider it, it certainly seems redundant to me at the moment, and less things to confuse people.

    I think this area could be improved. For instance, is there any reason to have all the user options available when viewing watched threads? I keep asking myself that.
     
  15. Nick

    Nick Well-Known Member

    It's part of "Your Account" (aka the User CP), so yes. Anything related to "you" (your news feed, watched threads, etc.) is within the your account area, which includes all of the side navigation links.
     
  16. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

    IMO, good UI design provides for different ways to do the same thing, because we each think differently.
     
  17. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    I have to agree on that one as there are always more than one way to accomplish something but the question we have to ask is is it the best way?
     
  18. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    Well yes, I see the logic of course. But if you think about the basic UI 'flow' when using a forum, how often do you see Watched Threads vs all the other things that show up? In theory the Watched Threads could be in the Your Account, but also have just the Watched Threads show up when the dedicated Watched Threads button is clicked.

    I really don't want to take this thread off topic too far though.

    You have said this a few times, and we disagree. I have done several case studies with users with a broad range of technical abilities, and the general results have been "the fewer ways to do things, the simpler it is for them".

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  19. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    This also makes it easier for the developers to maintain the software ;)
     
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  20. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    Well, good navigation should get more specific as it gets transversed (goes down the hierarchy) and in this care it does so no problem there, we just need to make sure that there aren't any duplicity in the layout and in this care there are.
     

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