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Erik



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 5:57 pm    Post subject: Link Forum back to Front page Reply with quote

I only visit the forum and very rarely look at other areas of Powerswitch. Perhaps a direct link from the main forum page back to the Powerswitch front page would make this more tempting? (If there such a button/link already exists, I can't see it.)
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think this has come up before, and can't recall the outcome.

I've considered once or twice linking the main logo back to the front page instead of to the forum index - there's always the "PowerSwitch Forum Index" link at the top of each page, after all. Perhaps I should add some magic to the logo to track how much it actually gets used...

I could probably also update the templates so that the text title links to the main page...
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jmb wrote:
text title links to the main page...
Like that...
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I often forget there's more to powerswitch than the forum...
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, I see the "PowerSwitch" text now links to the front page.

Don't wish to sound fussy, but I think it would be more logical for other users to be able to go back to the front page by clicking on the logo though, which seems to be standard practice on other sites. The less obvious "Powerswitch" text could be used to link back to the Forum Index maybe?

Anyway, thanks again, at least I know where the link is now!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree, you'd typically expect the logo to go back to the main portal page, while the 'PowerSwitch' link would go to the forum. Maybe the 'PowerSwitch' text could be changed to 'PowerSwitch Forum'
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK. I've changed this to have the logo link to the main page, and the PowerSwitch title go to the forum list. Let's see what feedback we get Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jmb wrote:
OK. I've changed this to have the logo link to the main page, and the PowerSwitch title go to the forum list. Let's see what feedback we get Smile

Sorry to sound like some kind of obsessive linkspotter geek, but here's some feedback: Although the link now works, i.e. sends the user back to the front page, there is still a little info bubble thingy that pops up saying "PowerSwitch Forum Index" when you hold the cursor over the logo, instead of saying "PowerSwitch Main Page" or some such thing. I guess it's easy to modify.

Thanks again by the way. I suppose I'd better explore the rest of the site now, having put you to so much trouble!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 1:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Erik wrote:
some kind of obsessive linkspotter geek
I'm all for obsessive linkspotter geekery. Text now reads "PowerSwitch Main Page" Smile

(for the real hardcore linkspotting geeks, it could be noted that this ("alt") text properly oughtn't be showing up on hover - it's intended to be alternative text for display in non-graphical browsers, but several browser authors seem to have decided that showing it on hover is helpful)
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