New top banner (blue-black, chess figures), messed up menu tabs, etc?
Thread poster: Katalin Horváth McClure

Katalin Horváth McClure  Identity Verified
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Jun 2, 2013

Since yesterday or so, all of a sudden the top part of my screen looks different than before.
It is a different design, different color scheme, "Thank you for making ProZ.com possible" under the logo - what is going on?
I tried logging out and logging back in to see if it is a glitch, but it is still there.

If I go to Member activities -> Certified Pro Network, the resulting screen is quite messed up:
http://www.proz.com/translation-center/
The tabs are broken, my name at the top is duplicated, etc.

Did something get messed up with the stylesheets?

Katalin

[Edited at 2013-06-02 00:26 GMT]


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Rachel Fell  Identity Verified
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Thanks for asking Jun 2, 2013

I'd been thinking of asking too.Was the Ideas tab there before, BTW? Anyway, there's blue (cobalt/royal) in various places near the top of the page, and black, and not sure why. Is it a gradual colour makeover? Hope not. Were those chess pieces always there?

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Katalin Horváth McClure  Identity Verified
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Membership campaign side-effect? Jun 2, 2013

The top part of the page seem to be using the same "theme" as the membership campaign:
http://www.proz.com/membership/campaign/professional?_click_=Y2FtcGFpZ24tMTA5OnByby1ob21lLW5ldy1tZW1iZXJzLWJveA==

I remember last Fall there was something similar, that the home page design went out of whack because of the campaign thing.
http://www.proz.com/forum/prozcom_technical_support/238259-home_page_design_contest_and_membership_campaign.html#2058433

I don't want to sound like a broken record, but the top part and the rest of the page don't go well together, the colors are clashing. I am not a color expert, but I don't think this would pass as an entry-level design class project.


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Woodstock  Identity Verified
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Might have something to do with your browser Jun 2, 2013

I use Chrome, and am not experiencing any layout problems, but I certainly agree with the above comments about the terrible color scheme. Not fond of the ProZ colors in general, and these new design elements are definitely not helping, but I just try to ignore it. The website design is not what I've been paying membership dues for since 2005! Luckily, lol.

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Ty Kendall  Identity Verified
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Must be in the minority! Jun 2, 2013

I actually like it! and I'm not one to praise Proz willy-nilly, but it might just be because I really dislike the "normal" banner colours so much.

My tabs are also ok, and I use IE10.

@Rachel
By the way - the "ideas" tab has been there for a while but it is quite snugly hidden away there in the corner, I didn't notice it till it was literally pointed out to me.


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Rachel Fell  Identity Verified
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Colour Jun 2, 2013

I see, Ty, I thought it might have been but only noticed it because the chess piece next to it is now blue.
I don't mind the usual Proz colours, as at least they go together, but the blue is very discordant against them.


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José Henrique Lamensdorf  Identity Verified
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It looks weird... Jun 2, 2013

It reminded me of this:


... as things don't match, no matter how much I like blue, the main color used on my web site.

The "Ideas" tab, previously highlighted, is now floating, to reveal the queen's bottom.

And what's that chess game? Is it intended as a reminder of those slick outsourcers and their NDAs crammed with pitfalls?

I hope it is just a partial test intended for a complete redesign.


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Philippe Etienne  Identity Verified
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4 readings and a funeral Jun 3, 2013

My first thought was that somebody had died and I expected/feared some kind of notice just below.
Fortunately it seems not to be the case.

As for chess and blue queens, I assume it just fills the right side of the banner.
But I'd have liked a sailboat. Or a Hubble shot. Should I submit a quick poll?

Philippe


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Katalin Horváth McClure  Identity Verified
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Page top is back to normal now Jun 4, 2013

Ahem, could we have some explanation from site staff as to what was happening?

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Charles Ek  Identity Verified
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Still messed up Jun 6, 2013

The layout of all Proz.com pages has been messed up for the last couple of days and this continues for me. I'm using Safari as my browser, which I have done for the last five years.

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