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Posted by Lars Pind on
Cambridge University kindly let me share their designs with the community.

I've posted them here;

http://www.collaboraid.biz/developer/blog/one-entry?entry%5fid=33621

/Lars

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Posted by xx xx on
I like the way Cambridge accentuates the portlet headers. It is easier for the eye when visiting the site for the first time. IMO, on Contentpages: content headers should be the first thing that catch the eye. But, this can different for a Homepage and section-Frontpage. Do you differentiate between the those?

I like your tab design though (and would probably use javascript for second-level navigation).

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Posted by John Norman on
We have not done that as it is difficult to predict how a community admin will configure the community, but I agree it would be desirable.

Just as a general point, some users didn't like the 'boxy' look and wanted something 'friendlier'. We decided to go for a 'newspaper' look (something like the New York Times), but this was somewhat frustrated by the number of levels in the headings.

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Posted by Steve Manning on
Not wishing to be pedantic but isn't the context bar slightly wrong on the Cambridge pages?

You Are in > My Space

should surely be:

I am in > My Space

or:

You are in > Your Space

'You are in my space' sounds like you are sitting in someones seat.

:-)

    Steve

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Posted by Mark Aufflick on
LOL :)
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18: Re: You're in my space (response to 16)
Posted by John Norman on
You're right.

At the time we were more concerned about a way of merging the two horizontal menu bars at the top of the page. We remain concerned about navigating between classes/communities - it is not as intuitive as we would like.