Announcement Updated Header

Art Andrews

Community Owner
Community Staff
Over the past few weeks we have been making a number of minor changes to the look and feel of the site in an effort to make it more user friendly. Today we are taking a slightly larger step than usual with a redesigned header that tightens up the top of the page and places the SEARCH bar conspicuously at the top of the page. This layout was developed by myself and GINO and was coded by dr_slurpee.

Additionally, Gino has created over 50 all new banners for the header (with more to come).

We hope you like this update and hope that it continues to improve your ability to find the things that are important to you here on the site.
 
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The Mad Professor

Master Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
Yeah, I love it... but it still has issues... Sometimes it looks normal, and sometimes like this:

Banner Problem.png

It flips back and forth between the two.
 

The Terminator

Master Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
Just noticed... and I was going to ask what happened to the advanced search function but then I finally found it :p
 

James Kenobi 1138

Master Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
The header has messed up a few times for me on my phone, but closing safari and reopening the RPF seems to fix it.

The only issue I've had with the new header is the drop-down menu buttons seem to be a little closer to the top banner and usually I can hit the required buttons on my phone without zooming but they are so close to the banner now I've clicked the banner by mistake more than I usually do.
 

Art Andrews

Community Owner
Community Staff
The header has messed up a few times for me on my phone, but closing safari and reopening the RPF seems to fix it.

The only issue I've had with the new header is the drop-down menu buttons seem to be a little closer to the top banner and usually I can hit the required buttons on my phone without zooming but they are so close to the banner now I've clicked the banner by mistake more than I usually do.
Not sure what to tell you on that. They actually are exactly the same distance as before; 20px... We have determined 20px is about the minimum distance that you can click on something accurately.
 

James Kenobi 1138

Master Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
It might just be my fingers. I noticed it today as I kept hitting the top banner a few times in a row trying to access the drop down menu and upon inspection noticed the change.
 

Michael Bergeron

Legendary Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
I'm convinced you make these changes just to throw us off. :lol

Search bar above the banner is a bit weird but otherwise I'm indifferent to the change. Doesn't bother me.
 

James Kenobi 1138

Master Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
Been on-and-off all day, no issues with the menus. Must have been a weird coincidence this morning with my fingers and the new header.
 

Art Andrews

Community Owner
Community Staff
You sir, use a very famous social media page that has this same "search at the top" approach... ;) Should be second-nature.
 

Ronan87

Sr Member
Since everyone is liking it, i feel it's my duty to complain! :lol

It sucks, blablabla, my eyes hurt, blablabla, Arttouchesmeatnightomghelpme, blablabla, this is SO confusing, blablabla, wheresmymultilayoutoptionseriouslysickofaskingomg, blablabla, check out my iron man costume new thread epic build.


But on a serious note, thank you and keep up the great work everyone! GO The RPF! :)
 

YenChih Lin

Sr Member
Actually I love it! The menu bar doesn't looks squished together - before the redesign "Store" was lying under the thread seach box, I haven't tried out the big search bar, maybe I'll do it later. Inbox, User CP, Settings and Logoff are very well designed! Thank you both!
 

mistymills

Sr Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
UX Designer? You have my attention!
Yep. Started off as a graphic designer, moved to web design. Did that at University of Michigan for years, then got into UX. Now I'm doing instructional design. I'm just a design maniac. :)

I haven't yet looked from my tablets, I've been using taptalk for that, but will check it out on there as well once I get a chance to delve into it.
 
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