Sidebar close box annoys me

Discussion in 'IP.Board Discussions' started by The Geek, Jan 14, 2010.

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Your love level for sidebar close

  1. I heart the location of the close

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  2. It mocks me

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  3. I care not at all

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  1. The Geek

    The Geek Novice

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    Is it just me or does anyone else get annoyed by the location of the close button for the sidebar?

    I know it can be 'skinned out' but 99.99% of IPB skins I have seen still have it in the same spot. So I am assuming everyone else likes it? I can't profess to be design guru, but it seems like a lot of wasted white space and it seems to break up the look between the forum list and the blocks. I also wish to god there was a global sidebar. Seems inconsistent when some pages have it (blogs, forum list, portal and some content pages) while others don't.

    Just curious as every time I look it is haunting me. Mocking me. Laughing at me.




    I need to get out more.
     
  2. kaambiz

    kaambiz Novice

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    It's mocking me way more than everyone else. My board is Right-to-Left. in default skin it's in the same spot ( relatively!) but in most of other skins it sticks to the right side of page. I mean the sidebar itself it on the left and the close box on the right side . .
     
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  3. John

    John Regular Member

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    You should try moving it in the code then deal with cross-browser and registered versus guest positioning problems...the whole thing is a major pain and I waste more time than I should trying to work with it when I skin for IPB :(
     
  4. Brandon

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    I hadn't noticed it at all :)
     
  5. The Geek

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    Its like the video in The Ring. Now you've seen it, you will be haunted.
     
  6. Brandon

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    sort of like this?

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BY0CezOWFGs"]YouTube- Pants on the Ground - American Idol[/ame]
     
  7. The Geek

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    er... yes. I think :D


    ps - nice mod to Auto Embed that there Media :D
     
  8. Gordie

    Gordie Adept

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    The sidebar setup bugs me too.

    I found the optional cleancut skin is much better overall as a stock design though.

    Have you had a look at that skin? :)
     
  9. The Geek

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    I've had a look and I did like it better, but there are issues on the current blog RC and I like the login/user menu in the top right corner. To me, thats a signature though it isn't horrible inline on the cleancut. Other than that I agree its a much better stock skin - one of the better ones out there.
     
  10. Nick

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    The placement of the button/X makes me go crazy! awww.adminaddict.net_data_MetaMirrorCache_5214067f6f2efe2bf4620bc21784d4f6.gif
     
  11. AudiTT

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    same for me, it looks very ugly
    it needs complete redesign and i think they will do something in ipb3.1

    i believe IPB should make it global sidebar, and make it like lil bit wordpress sidebar, i mean;
    ---forum categories---
    - category A (1) (1 unread post)
    - category B (22)
    ---watched content ---
    blah
    ---latest profile updates---
    bla bla
    ------
     

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