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Blog entry by Martin Sojka posted 03-09-2008 07:48 PM 1343 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!



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Martin Sojka

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#1 posted 03-09-2008 07:52 PM

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

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lew

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#2 posted 03-09-2008 08:00 PM

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 03-09-2008 08:26 PM

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.

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teenagewoodworker

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#4 posted 03-09-2008 08:37 PM

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 03-09-2008 08:49 PM

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

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toyguy

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#6 posted 03-09-2008 08:51 PM

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 03-09-2008 09:28 PM

Love the new look

-- A. Molloy

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Zuki

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#8 posted 03-09-2008 09:30 PM

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Brad_Nailor

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#9 posted 03-09-2008 10:01 PM

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 03-09-2008 10:16 PM

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 03-09-2008 11:12 PM

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 03-09-2008 11:15 PM

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 03-09-2008 11:25 PM

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 03-10-2008 02:28 AM

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 03-10-2008 07:05 AM

Well done Martin, great job.

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

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