Grand Master Leatherworker ThePsychoticO wrote:
Grand Master Alchemist Mazra wrote:
Sorry for the derail, the thread is yours again, TPO.
It's not possible to derail this thread.
I'm fairly certain I could, but I won't because it's a good thread.
We did that for a while. Didn't work.
Can't make a site fool-proof. You could try by moving the search bar somewhere more visible. I'm guessing most of the "wer r serch?" mails come from people who aren't long-time users and thus are probably referring to the main page
of the site. In which case I don't blame them. I'm on the classic WoW skin so the white bar stands out, but the default skin is very heavy on the white.
1st solution: Change the main page's layout to one similar to Wowhead
2nd solution: Widen the text frame on the main page (it's very, very slim) and put the search bar on the menu bar to the right. Like Wowhead
has on every page that isn't their main page.
Latter one probably won't work, because Wowhead is also very dark so the white still stands out. In any case, you should widen the text frame on the default skin. I know it's hot to have a lot of wasted space on each side of the text frame, but with the amount of widescreen monitors on the market and the resolutions we run, it looks sillystupid.
On a 24" monitor, running 1960x1200, the default skin is only using 50% of the page width. What's the reasoning behind this? Expect people to view the site in windowed mode on a laptop or something?