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[UI Change] What's New has a new position

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Grover, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    I always thought the What's New link being the first in line of ... What's New, Mark All Forums Read, Watched Threads was somehow not quite right. Also I remember Kier posting the same somewhere (can not find it back... where is that XF Bookmark function?) . Can not explain really why it felt that way (maybe because in vBulletin it has a more prominent place more to the right, don't know), but now they've moved it to the right! :).
  2. DaKat

    DaKat Well-Known Member

    The new position is more logical - I like it better!
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  3. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member


  4. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    link for reference:

    I did notice that some really old threads showed up in watched content which were already read. I marked the forum as read, and it is working perfectly - 10x faster to navigate.

    I can now navigate so fast, that the 'todays' posts (recent content?) would be helpful. :)
  5. Trombones13

    Trombones13 Well-Known Member

    I keep almost hitting "Mark all forums read" (because I'm used to that spot being "New posts" on vB), which I don't want to do since I haven't come even close to reading everything and still want to! Luckily, there's another confirmation screen beforehand that kept me from doing so--thank goodness for that. :)
  6. CBI Web

    CBI Web Well-Known Member

    Being a LTR reader, I kinda thought the logical order would be:

    Watched Threads | What's New | Mark Forums Read

    When I log on, I may want to check my watched threads first; if not, I'd want to see what's new. My last priority is to mark forums read.
  7. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    THANK YOU KIER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! To me, the most important nav links should be right in front of your eyes, not over to the left.
    Thanks for moving it back!
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  8. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    Gonna take some while getting more used to but who am i too complain, i love when they change something to a more logical spot :)
  9. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Don't forget, it's just muscle memory, if you never knew better, it would be equally annoying the first 10 minutes, if it was the other way around :)

    As long as the link is on the left/right, I think it's easy to find, logical and a step to get used to.
  10. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    There were a *lot* of subtle changes in the navbar, before the "forums" drop down menu needed to be used much of the time, and that took some reasonably well controlled mouse movement. Now the "watched threads" and "Whats New" are big buttons that stay in the same place every time. Much much quicker!

    No more clutter in the watched threads view either, such as setting avatars, privacy details, email, etc.

    Awesome! At least 10x faster to navigate.

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  11. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    I love your enthusiasm. [​IMG]
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  12. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    Okay so I wasn't imagining it had changed again. Good to know. :p
  13. Shadab

    Shadab Well-Known Member

    So I wasn't completely crazy when I marked all forums read 3 times today at 4 AM ??
    Thanks! :D

    I like it where it is right now.
  14. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Same here..

    The new order is backwards to me.
  15. James

    James Well-Known Member

    Maybe they took the alphabetical approach unless that was entirely coincidental.

    I do agree, it should be in order of how often they're used.
  16. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    There seem to be 2 camps.

    The left-to-right camp and the middle-of-the-screen-outwards camp.

    Unfortunately the latter camp seems to have won.

    What we have now is a mixture with the top navigation bar being left-to-right, unless "Help" is the most commonly used tab? and the lower navigation bar being right-to-left.
  17. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    No. It depends on the way a certain function is used. It doesn't always have to fit (like here -screenshot included) in the 'most used comes first in line'. This 'What's New' is a perfect example of that.

    It is not that easy to create a good solid UI, but really XenForo nailed it almost perfectly in the whole package. I keep being impressed.
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  18. Luke F

    Luke F Well-Known Member

    The old order was much better.
  19. Floris

    Floris Guest

    How so?
  20. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I'm guessing because the poster preferred it that way?
    As did a lot of others, me included.

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