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Jul 24, 2012 10:56 AM CST
Garden.org Admin
Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
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I have redone the way the tabs up top are done. I moved the Profile and Mail tabs off into buttons by themselves at the very top-right. This made room for the Recommendations tab.

At some point I'd like to rethink the entire way I'm doing the tabs up top. I think what we have is a design that is an old and tired navigation method but it's the only way I've ever really known how to do navigation which is why we have it the way we do. At some point I'd like to tidy it up even further.
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Jul 24, 2012 11:03 AM CST
Name: Marylyn
Houston, TX (Zone 9a)
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I like the Profile and Tree-Mail buttons at the top.
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Jul 24, 2012 11:04 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Very nice Dave!
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Jul 24, 2012 11:11 AM CST
Plants Admin Emeritus
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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Looks good.
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Jul 24, 2012 11:15 AM CST

Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator
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Yes I like that too. I am just wondering if they can be dropping BELOW the banner (so as not to disturb the banner too much..)
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Jul 24, 2012 11:16 AM CST

Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator
Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
Oh, and where did the plant database go? Confused
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Jul 24, 2012 11:23 AM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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Dutchlady1 said:Oh, and where did the plant database go? Confused


It's still there Hetty. It just says "Plants" now instead of Plant database.

I like the profile & treemail buttons not in the line of the other buttons but agree with Hetty on them sort of interference with the banner pretties.

LOVE the idea of re-working the whole thing Dave. I have no suggestions so will leave that to your fruitful mind. Hilarious!
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Jul 24, 2012 11:26 AM CST
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Seed Starter Vegetable Grower Tomato Heads Vermiculture Garden Research Contributor
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Ukraine Garden Sages
Dutchlady1 said:Yes I like that too. I am just wondering if they can be dropping BELOW the banner (so as not to disturb the banner too much..)


Below the banner is the actual page's content so that wouldn't work.
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Jul 24, 2012 11:28 AM CST
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
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I like a big panel of buttons up fornt to take me where I want to go in one step.

Maybe a whizzier scheme would hide all the buttons behind one "navigation" icon, and when the mouse approachs the icon, a biog navigation panel pops up. That way it is still only olne lc ick, but leaves more room fopr the pretty banner photos.

That's my second criterion: close to my first. See more of the banner!
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Jul 24, 2012 11:35 AM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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I love the entire new look Hurray! Hurray!

I don't think the profile and tree-mail distracts from the banner but should you change your mind, could they go down below in the footer? Once folks know where they are, I don't think it would matter. Or maybe just the profile in the footer. Not a suggestion, just thinking out loud. Whistling

I do wish you had room to get the word database back in though.
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Jul 24, 2012 11:54 AM CST
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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I agree with what has been said.

What if you changed recommendations to I Like. And give catergories of Online, Local, and specialty nurseries. Their might be other types of retailers major and cubits that we could like as well. Hilarious! Hurray! Hurray!
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Jul 24, 2012 1:18 PM CST

Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator
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Maybe profile and tree mail could go on the right side where (in my case) there is only DB moderation..?
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Jul 24, 2012 1:33 PM CST
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
Garden today. Clean next week.
Heucheras Bookworm Region: Colorado Garden Procrastinator Region: Southwest Gardening Container Gardener
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Sempervivums Annuals Foliage Fan Herbs Garden Ideas: Level 2
I wouldn't mind if the banner was slightly larger... I do love all the creativity that goes into the banners. You could then move the banner pictures slightly to the left, even behind the logo?
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Jul 24, 2012 1:38 PM CST
Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
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Could you make the Mail and Profile buttons transparent? If you could see the banner through the background of the buttons, they wouldn't detract so much. I'm not sure that Profile is important or used often enough to be up there in a button, Mail I agree with.
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Jul 24, 2012 1:42 PM CST

Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator
Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
Yeah, you're right about Profile - it could just be at the bottom of the page.
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Jul 24, 2012 1:50 PM CST
Plants Admin Emeritus
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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Dave,
How many tabs do you envision eventually?

How about a graphic (like the badges) plus text for each tab, set as default? Provide a profile option for no text display. Maybe even small or large display like with web browser buttons (or is that Windows buttons)?
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Jul 24, 2012 1:58 PM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Region: United States of America
Purslane Garden Art Region: North Carolina Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Thank you Dave Hurray! Hurray! Thumbs up
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Jul 24, 2012 2:00 PM CST
Plants Admin Emeritus
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Aroids Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tropicals Vermiculture
Foliage Fan Bulbs Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Composter Plant Identifier
Sweet Thumbs up
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Jul 24, 2012 2:02 PM CST
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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I've lost my profile. Sad But, notice the temperature we have now at past 9pm, we had 28C today! Too hot to be outside. ;)

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Jul 24, 2012 2:06 PM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b, and F (Zone 9b)
I'm always on my way out the door..
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Could the tree-mail tab still be green until it's prompted to go red by a new reply? Purely aesthetics, I know, but it looks nice when they're all the same color. Big Grin

Profile's at the bottom of the page, Janet. Smiling
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