Bug 20250 - Create WPD-wide menu to navigate between topic areas
Summary: Create WPD-wide menu to navigate between topic areas
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: webplatform.org
Classification: Unclassified
Component: infrastructure (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC All
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Doug Schepers
QA Contact: public-webplatform-bugs list
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-12-05 15:45 UTC by Chris Mills
Modified: 2013-03-08 13:33 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

See Also:

rough mockup of site wide WPD menu (4.63 KB, text/html)
2012-12-06 14:54 UTC, Chris Mills

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Description Chris Mills 2012-12-05 15:45:14 UTC
On WPD, the breadcrumb trail works ok to get back to where you've come from, but it is currently hard to get to anywhere in the site from anywhere. WPD could do with a nicely styled dropdown navigation menu, to make getting to different content sections a bit more immediate, e.g. I want to get to CSS property references.

I reckon this menu wants to go just above the line with the breadcrumb trail and the editor tools on it. I'll create a quick mockup to show you what I mean.
Comment 1 Chris Mills 2012-12-06 14:54:50 UTC
Created attachment 1262 [details]
rough mockup of site wide WPD menu

Mockup created, as promised.
Comment 2 Eliot Graff 2013-03-06 17:32:00 UTC
Please note that as coded in attachment 1262 [details], this menu will be ineffective for users of touch interfaces. Perhaps an approach that uses click instead of hover to expand the menus? Hover gets you nothing in touch--at least with today's touch devices.
Comment 3 Chris Mills 2013-03-08 13:33:51 UTC
That's a good point Eliot. More work needed.