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New site navigation menu
Thread poster: Colin Brady

Colin Brady
Argentina
Local time: 18:09
French to English
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Oct 16, 2009

Hi All,

A new version of the site menu is now available for use. The new version should make the site easier to use and more intuitive for visitors. Obviously, like any change, this may take a few days to get used to. If you experience technical problems with the new navigational elements, or have requests, suggestions or feedback, please reply here.

To try out the new navigation menu, click "Try the new menu" at the top of the page. You can switch back to the old menu by clicking "Old menu".

Here is a list of the changes:

* The dropdown menus have been divided into two-dimensional panels with similar items grouped together under headings. This eliminates scrolling for those with smaller screens, and also improves readability.

* The "KudoZ" dropdown menu has been renamed to "Terminology" and now contains other terminology resources. This is expected to be more useful to visitors who aren't familiar with the term "KudoZ".

* The "Community" tab has been renamed to "Member activities".

* "Jobs" and "Directories" dropdown menus have been combined because of their similar content and also to decrease the total number of dropdown menus.

* Each major menu item now has an overview page associated with it. Whereas just clicking "Jobs" in the navigation bar (without sliding down to a subitem) used to bring you to a list of job postings, for example, clicking "Jobs & directories" will now bring you to an overview of ProZ.com services in the category.

* The "My ProZ.com" menu has been replaced by the dropdown menu accessible via the down arrow in the area at the top of the page in which your username is shown when you are logged in. This menu is better organized and more complete, and won't require scrolling for those with a smaller screen size.


 

Gemma Sanza Porcar  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 23:09
Member (2008)
English to Spanish
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Thanks Oct 16, 2009

Thank you very much Colin.

I like it!

Greetings,

Gemma


 

Christina Bergmann
Germany
Local time: 23:09
English to German
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Awesome Oct 16, 2009

Hi Colin,
I just saw this thread and just had to try the new navigation.
I love it. It's so much clearer. I'll keep it this way.
Thanks,
Christina


 

Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 23:09
Member (2005)
English to Spanish
+ ...
Smashing! Oct 16, 2009

I like it. A lot clearer indeed! Thank you! I'm keeping it.

 

Walter Landesman  Identity Verified
Uruguay
Local time: 18:09
Member (2005)
English to Spanish
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support tickets Oct 16, 2009

Where is My support requests that used to be under My ProZ?

It is not in the username area at top of the page.


 

Niraja Nanjundan  Identity Verified
Local time: 02:39
German to English
Great! Oct 16, 2009

Thanks for this new development! I especially like the change to "Terminology" and "Member activities."

@Walter: "My support requests" is under the "About" tab.


 

Walter Landesman  Identity Verified
Uruguay
Local time: 18:09
Member (2005)
English to Spanish
+ ...
I see Oct 16, 2009

Niraja Nanjundan wrote:



@Walter: "My support requests" is under the "About" tab.


Ah, ok Niraja. Now I see.

It doesn`t seem logical in that place though.


 

Katalin Horváth McClure  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 17:09
Member (2002)
English to Hungarian
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Two quick suggestions Oct 16, 2009

Since some menu items are being renamed, I would like to suggest this:

Translation jobs ---> rename it to ---> Browse jobs
Reason:
To make clear that this item allows browsing the posted jobs, as opposed to posting one, or some general info.
The other reason is that jobs are not only translations jobs, I never understood this naming. There are plenty of interpretation jobs, as well as occasional transcription, summarization and other jobs posted.

Another suggestion for display order:

Member Activities:
Please swap the order of the two areas, put the Community area on top.
Reason:
I am sure I am not alone when I say the single menu item I use the most in this menu is the Forums. It used to be on the top in the old menu, for a very good reason.

Thanks
Katalin


 

Claudia Alvis  Identity Verified
Peru
Local time: 16:09
Member
Spanish
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Suggestion: My forum posts Oct 16, 2009

I like it so far, just one suggestion: I'd like to see a link to My forum posts in one of the tabs.

 

Siegfried Armbruster  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 23:09
Member (2004)
English to German
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What happened to GBK glossaries in the new menu Oct 16, 2009

What happened to GBK glossaries in the new menu?

It seems to have dissapeared.


 

Katalin Horváth McClure  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 17:09
Member (2002)
English to Hungarian
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Forum Dashboard link? Oct 17, 2009

I found no menu item that would take me to the Forum Dashboard:

http://www.proz.com/dashboard/forum


 

Russell Jones  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 22:09
Italian to English
My messages Oct 17, 2009

I would welcome a My Messages link in the Username menu.

 

xxxjacana54  Identity Verified
Uruguay
English to Spanish
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I like it! Oct 19, 2009

Thanks!

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Colin Brady
Argentina
Local time: 18:09
French to English
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TOPIC STARTER
Thanks for all the feedback! Oct 19, 2009

I've made some updates based on the feedback given so far.

Hi Russell, did you know that you can always click the little mail icon up by your name to view your messages?


 

Marie-Hélène Hayles  Identity Verified
Local time: 23:09
Italian to English
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I like it, but... Oct 20, 2009

When we're in the forums, could we have the clickables (most recent posts etc.) back on the left instead of the right? I know I'll get used to them being there, but I really hate it when the important bit of a page is shoved hard over on the left hand side of my screen - and I've never managed to get used to that.

 
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