Suggestion

The end of page icons should be left off when there is nothing in the tag room or other listing. It is confusing. A message that the room is empty or the list has no qualified entries would be better.
When there is no entry to display the double set of icons are not aligned - which also is kinda bizarre.
I like the final set - looks good. I would probably opt for icons which were about 2/3 the size of the current ones.

Comments


Mark de LA says
Another question - where do the advertizements go ???

Mark de LA says
The advertizements are displacing the normal living stream header

Seth says
do you mean like that ?

Seth says
advertisements go on top of the page, I removed the header for the common river see reasons here. The header was too redundant to keep seeing on every page load and having people do lots of page loads is what we want. The realistate at the top of the page is too much in demand to waste it on repeating information and razz ma taz that browsers prolly already know. Alos now we can include that fastblogit banner as an ad itself. That way we can advertise now one feature and now another ... much more flexiable .. much less resources ... much more bang for the buck.

Mark de LA says
Need your LOGO at the top somewhere. My suggestion would be to the left of all the buttons or it could be the home button itself - like most websites (including our wiki)

Mark de LA says
need your trademark very obvious & visable

Winnie says
I agree with Mark "Need your LOGO at the top somewhere. My suggestion would be to the left of all the buttons or it could be the home button itself - like most websites (including our wiki)"

Winnie says
and with"need your trademark very obvious & visable"

Seth says
in a while ill make an item about this feed button .. it is a tricky thing go do ... not only graphically but it also introduces concepts that the blogosphere is struggling to communicate to the unwashed multitudes

Seth says
All of the upper graphics are too big.....including the the ads
There will be a restrictions placed on thos ads just as soon as somebody gives me a round tuit.

Winnie says
All of the upper graphics are too big.....including the the ads

Seth says
actually there is a trademark visible ... it is the icon ... shows in the bookmark and in the address bar ... also is repeated in the earlier\later buttons. I actually believe that is sufficient. Using Vertical Space in the header is too expensive. Hmmmm .... i wonder if we could use as the button for the feed and that might server to accentuate the logo.

Mark de LA says
Hmmm... what is wrong with shoving all the buttons over to the right & putting your FastBlogIt block on the left (perhaps a little smaller). Right now the word fastblogit only appears in the browser url. You would not have to have a home button if you used that logo as the home button like everyone else does!

Winnie says
I could redesign something smaller that would include logo and buttons as Mark suggest : )

Seth says
... well i dont agree. people come here to do something for themselves, not because it is FastBlogIt ... brand and logo are not like on the TV set where we are tryi8ng to get people to identify with the symbol. But i will work with Winnie on getting our logo integrated in the feed button. i have a feeling that if we do that effectively, we will get far more milage than to complicate the imagery at the top of the page otherwise.

Winnie says
do you'all think we need big buttons on the bottom of the page ? This shortens space too!

Mark de LA says
Well, the space is there - I'm pretty sure I don't grok your alignment problems.

Winnie says
definition please for the word "grok"

Seth says
do you'all think we need big buttons on the bottom of the page ? This shortens space too!
the space at the bottom of the page does not cost anything really ... even the images have already been transmitted .... prob is not to make the page shorter, rather prob is to get interesting info in front of the browser without him\her needing to scroll down

Winnie says
Since I will be redoing the buttons anyway as the varying sizes of the Globes showed up as the square BK of the buttons was removed....we might as well consider how they can be incorperated into a nice flow of a design of the LogoBar

Seth says
Since I will be redoing the buttons anyway as the varying sizes of the Globes showed up as the square BK of the buttons was removed....we might as well consider how they can be incorperated into a nice flow of a design of the LogoBar
What's wrong with the way we have it now ?

Winnie says
I can see how a logo would look nice as a home bar. The earlier and later arrows being simular would need to change since they are close in appearance.

Winnie says
correction "I can see how a logo would look nice as a home button."

Winnie says
Seth says "Since I will be redoing the buttons anyway as the varying sizes of the Globes showed up as the square BK of the buttons was removed....we might as well consider how they can be incorperated into a nice flow of a design of the LogoBar" You posted yesterday that size and the edges needed to be corrected. This evening up of the buttons and correction of the edges requires alot of redoing. I had already done considerable to correct this and thought i had succeded. Prolly best redone and reconstructed to be at their optimal. sooooo since we are considering space on top was thinking to work the "solve problems" into the reconstruct

Seth says
since we are considering space on top was thinking to work the "solve problems" into the reconstruct
i think i have solved that prob by eliminating the fastblogit header. now only thing between the ads and the content is the buttons .. but the buttons must be there ... so i dont see any other solution. Except perhaps marks suggestion of getting the header graphic back as a home button. Incidentally there is plenty of horizontal space on that line ... you could get more into the graphics and spread out laterally with more oval buttons .. but oh no .. that is too much of a redo.