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#1 Alex6788   User is offline

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Giant Search Box?

Posted 07 January 2011 - 10:54 AM

Just a second ago i started seeing this giant search box on the banner? Screen caps below.

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Is it a new feature?

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Re: Giant Search Box?

Posted 07 January 2011 - 10:56 AM

I'm playing around, don't mind me :-)
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Re: Giant Search Box?

Posted 07 January 2011 - 10:59 AM

Ha ha, i like it i was just wondering how it got there.

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Re: Giant Search Box?

Posted 07 January 2011 - 11:13 AM

View Postskyhawk133, on 07 January 2011 - 04:56 PM, said:

I'm playing around, don't mind me :-)


Well Chris, you may have messed up the rest of the sidebar... but that search bar HAS to stay! Should help people that need to find it but cannot be bothered to look for search bar, it should be big enough to attract attention whereas the current one is probably a bit small (albeit normal size!).

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Re: Giant Search Box?

Posted 07 January 2011 - 11:21 AM

What'd I do to the rest of the sidebar that it's messed up?!

One thing non-dic++ members will notice is there is no longer a 728x90 ad up there anymore.
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Re: Giant Search Box?

Posted 07 January 2011 - 11:23 AM

it looks kinda ugly IMO, should work on the design.
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Re: Giant Search Box?

Posted 07 January 2011 - 11:25 AM

@Chris: The sidebar is fixed for me again. The fonts were messed up, and the text was overlapping with posts.
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Re: Giant Search Box?

Posted 07 January 2011 - 11:25 AM

View Postskyhawk133, on 07 January 2011 - 05:21 PM, said:

What'd I do to the rest of the sidebar that it's messed up?!

One thing non-dic++ members will notice is there is no longer a 728x90 ad up there anymore.


Don't you see it?

http://www.webpagesc...2-17201182257PM

By the way, for a while now I have been thinking that DIC could do with some "sleeking up". Not a redesign, this is not old but just a few modifications to the css. I am not sure what it is that needs doing though, shall have a muck around locally and see what I can come up with as a suggestion.

EDIT: Sidebar fixed!

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Re: Giant Search Box?

Posted 07 January 2011 - 11:28 AM

View Postskyhawk133, on 07 January 2011 - 12:21 PM, said:

What'd I do to the rest of the sidebar that it's messed up?!

One thing non-dic++ members will notice is there is no longer a 728x90 ad up there anymore.

All the things like tutorials and podcast and all that was pushed to the bottom of the page, at least that's what i think he was referring to, it's fixed now.

Yeah I've noticed the ad on the banner disappearing and reappearing for a few weeks, now it's completely gone :)
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Re: Giant Search Box?

Posted 07 January 2011 - 11:35 AM

That huge search box is DESPERATELY needed :) Of course, it's a shame we can't FORCE people to use it!
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Re: Giant Search Box?

Posted 07 January 2011 - 11:38 AM

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There is a possible variation of the button, less grey! The cursor: pointer; is needed for accessibility reasons, so that they know it can be clicked!

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Re: Giant Search Box?

Posted 07 January 2011 - 11:52 AM

I guess what they say is true. Size does matter. Noone will miss your search bar now!
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Re: Giant Search Box?

Posted 07 January 2011 - 12:34 PM

I approve
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Re: Giant Search Box?

Posted 07 January 2011 - 12:36 PM

@Shane: I'd actually like to see it be watermarked with "Search Before Asking" like that. Maybe a <blink>ing and <marquee>ing arrow pointing to it too.
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Re: Giant Search Box?

Posted 07 January 2011 - 12:40 PM

If you find that the search bar is too big for your liking, you can shrink it.

Hold cntrl on the keyboard & press the minus/dash key until it becomes a more reasonable size.
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