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Blog entry by Martin Sojka posted 2362 days ago 1311 reads 0 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Few days ago, I decided to update the LumberJocks look. The header was becoming too busy with all the navigation links and that was the main motivator. And I wanted bolder and visually more appealing page titles as well.

After playing in the graphic design program and adjusting the code I ended up with the following new look and updates:

  1. Tabbed navigation with the highlighted current section
  2. All of the “my home, my…” links moved to just one drop-down menu that appears after clicking on the My LumberJocks button
  3. What’s Hot widget promoting the latest news (former announcements)
  4. Search bar displayed at the top
  5. Inverted colors on the main page title

Here’s the screenshot of the expanded MY navigation:

I didn’t touch the design of the content elements at all so you should get used to this new look easily ;)

Enjoy!

-- Martin, http://lumberjocks.com | My Facebook: http://profile.to/msojka



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Martin Sojka

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#1 posted 2362 days ago

Note that if the pages look messed up you should try “hard refresh” of the pages to reload all of the adjusted images and styles. On Windows it’s Ctrl+F5

-- Martin, http://lumberjocks.com | My Facebook: http://profile.to/msojka

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lew

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#2 posted 2362 days ago

Martin,

Again, great job. A few subtle changes helps everyone adjust quickly.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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sandhill

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#3 posted 2362 days ago

I can’t seem to get back to my home page from any of the other pages like I was before. Has that been removed? I like the tabs though.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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teenagewoodworker

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#4 posted 2362 days ago

i like the new look and i think its not as cluttered. you’re right how there were a lot of tabs. i like the drop down menu.

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rikkor

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#5 posted 2362 days ago

Way to keep improving the product. Now we’ll never get anything done.

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toyguy

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#6 posted 2362 days ago

You DA Man Martin…. Navigation looks real nice, and should be no problem

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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aaronmolloy

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#7 posted 2362 days ago

Love the new look

-- A. Molloy

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Zuki

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#8 posted 2362 days ago

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Brad_Nailor

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#9 posted 2362 days ago

Nice fresh new look on the site Martin. Great work!

-- http://www.facebook.com/pages/DSO-Designs/297237806954248

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dalec

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#10 posted 2362 days ago

Martin, As usual you are making improvements to the site. I like to new cleaner look and feels more intuitative.

Thanks for all that you do to support all of us out here.

Dalec

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Karson

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#11 posted 2362 days ago

Great job Martin.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Ad Marketing Guy - Bill

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#12 posted 2362 days ago

Great Job – definitely user friendly and makes navigation easy.
I greatly appreciate your efforts -

-- Bill - - Ad-Marketing Guy, Ramsey NJ

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Thos. Angle

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#13 posted 2362 days ago

It looks good, Martin. Now if I can just figger it out!!!!!!!

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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jeffthewoodwacker

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#14 posted 2362 days ago

The update looks great!

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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Grumpy

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#15 posted 2362 days ago

Well done Martin, great job.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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