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Hi Christian, *

Christian Lohmaier schrieb:
Hi Bernhard, *,

On Sun, Feb 6, 2011 at 2:02 PM, Bernhard Dippold
<>  wrote:

And would it be possible to have a regular font for the top level menu when
you're on a second level page (still open question on the actual design)?

Hmm - I don't understand. The font is regular, isn't it?
Or do you mean you don't want "Get Help" in bold when you're on

Sorry for not being clear here - Yes, that's exactly what I mean.

In that case, it is just a matter of making use of the difference
between the "current" and "section" classes.

So yes, not only possible, but also easy to do :-)

If it is, please do it!

This would be a very easy way (perhaps not optimal, but much better than now) to show people if they are on the top-level or on a second level page.

At the moment the single difference is:

Top level: No second level entry bold, Top level bold

Second level: Top level bold too, second level additionally bold.

Perhaps it would become even more self-explanatory, if we marked the active page by something more visible than the bold font.

But this can be decided and done later - removing the bold font from the main tab if you are on a second level page would help very much IMHO.

[need to go down, then left/right to avoid collapsing the menu]
Perhaps reaction time of the hover menu might become slower (especially
after changes in direction)?

Doable with javascript/jquery, but won't work without javascript.

OK - so you need to be more precise in your movements when you don't use javascript.

But of course it is very difficult to decide whether one moves the
mouse to go to the sumbenu, or whether you really wanted to go to the
next top-level menu and open its submenu. So you might get a longer
delay in that case...

You're right. I don't know if it's possible to find the right level of delay to address most of the user's tasks.

Looking at the behavior of LibO menus might be helpful here too:

Submenus open, when you stay on an entry for a certain time (less than one second, I assume).

They stay open until you stop on another entry (or change the direction of your move - meaning a short stop too).

This way submenus stay open until you reach the next destination. If it is inside the submenu, it stays open, if it's on the main menu, the submenu is changed.

Could something like that  work on the website navigation too?

Best regards


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