The past two weeks (Mar. 29 and Apr. 5) have largely been spent discussing more minute details of the navigation, as well as how many different variations we will need to code and test. After Tuesday's meeting, we arrived on a rough consensus of the following design: http://ucommcoleman.unl.edu/images/20110405_mockup.jpg
The five examples that will need to be coded are:1.
Mega dropdown navigation (which is pictured above and will function much like it does now, with the added emphasis of highlighted columns and some other small improvements) with 6 primary navigation elements or less.http://ucommcoleman.unl.edu/images/20110405_mockup_open6.jpg2.
Mega dropdown navigation with 7 or more primary navigation elements where both bars are shown on page load. 3.
Mega dropdown navigation with 7 or more primary navigation elements where a single bar is shown on page load, with the second "row" of primaries only shown on rollover.
2 and 3 are variations on functionality, but both will have a look similar to the following link:http://ucommcoleman.unl.edu/images/20110405_mockup_open7plus.jpg4.
Flag-style navigation with 6 primary navigation elements or less. 5.
Flag-style navigation with 7 or more primary elements.
The look of the flag style navigation would be exactly like what is coded for the mega dropdown nav, with the exception that only the single column would show based on which primary navigation is hovered over.