Apologies for not posting these sooner. Here are the meeting notes to date. February 22 Meeting
More than 20 web developers, communicators and others participated in a meeting on Iterative Nav Revisions held at 17 Wick Alumni Center on Feb. 22.
Consensus was sought on the scope of the work ahead to be launched on July 1, timed for the entry of UNL into the Big Ten and CIC.
This was the first broad-scale meeting, following conversations between UComm and other members of the UNL Web Developer Network, including CBA, SNR and others.
Some first-draft ideas were shown.
Discussion centered around relationships between UNL branding, site title, navigation and page title.
Consensus on several items:
* Create a more natural relationship of site title to navigation, navigation to page title.
* Providing a single, obvious ribbon of primary navigational elements across the screen.
* Reduce the visual prominence of the breadcrumb access to parent navigation
* Free up vertical space for content
At end, attendees were asked to raise hands if they agreed with the direction as defined in consensus items above. Agreement appeared to be unanimous.
Weekly meetings will continue to be held on Tuesdays at 10:30am at 17 Wick.March 1 Meeting
Attendees: Mark Mesarch, Jeff Nothwehr, Roger Simonsen, Derek Augustine, Brett Bieber, Eric Rasmussen, Robert Crisler, Seth Meranda, Aaron Coleman, Melissa Sinner
Derek Augustinehttp://dl.dropbox.com/u/177486/Work/Tem ... p-rev0.jpg
- Closed Navigationhttp://snr.unl.edu/test/UNLTemplates/NavOpen.png
- Open Navigation
Bob Crislerhttp://ucommiimdisplay.unl.edu/20110301 ... isions.jpg
(parent nav rollover state)
Seth Merandahttp://ucommdev.unl.edu/smeranda/2011Re ... tDraft.png
Discussion of building in some sort of logic to navigation that not only allows users to back through the site using navigation, but also navigation forward through the tree of the site using only navigation.March 8 Meeting
Attendees: Melissa Sinner, Mark Mesarch, Jeff Nothwehr, Roger Simonsen, Brett Bieber, Eric Rasmussen, Robert Crisler, Seth Meranda, Aaron Coleman
Further iterations on design proposals:
- Closed Navigationhttp://snr.unl.edu/test/UNLTemplates/NavOpen1.png
- Open Navigationhttp://snr.unl.edu/test/UNLTemplates/NavClosed2.png
- Closed Navigationhttp://snr.unl.edu/test/UNLTemplates/NavOpen2.png
- Open Navigation
Seth Merandahttp://ucommdev.unl.edu/smeranda/2011Re ... efault.pnghttp://ucommdev.unl.edu/smeranda/2011Re ... nHover.png
Because of its length, "Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management" has been noted as the maximum length site title in coming up with design considerations.
With the designs converging on similar ideas, we need to find a visual representation to denote the section of breadcrumbs corresponding to the navigation being shown. Because of visual confusion, this design element should not be a tab.