OK, so we analyzed all of your feedback on the new header, and made some important changes. Here are two different versions that we’d like your feedback on. Thank you again for taking time to help us make Novell.com rock.

http://www.novell.com/headerpreview/

http://www.novell.com/headerpreview/?shadow=true

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  • gburg says:

    Great improvement!

    My fav is the shadowed one. Why on earth did it take this long to change it? (even though it’s not changed, it’s still a work in progress)

    In other words: change it ASAP! 😉

    Gert

    NKP / GWCheck.com

  • mbusse says:

    I like the second option better. I don’t care for the dimming of the first option.
    Mike

  • MHGlenn says:

    Definitely the shadowed version. The dim-to-gray effect of the first version is quite distracting.

    Thanks.

  • ssalgy says:

    In case you’re confused, the Shadow = true version is a “drop shadow” and the other one is a dimming effect.

    The comments posted here so far have been very clear in your preferences, but in other places that we’re asking about this, some of the responses have been a little fuzzy.

  • Gracal says:

    I like the drop-shadow version more than the screen-dim one. It seems cleaner to me. On my hardware the drop-shadow is certainly more smooth. The dim function seems a bit jerky, which could be a function of my browser’s javascript speed.

    Unrelated to that, I like the menu design on both. The horizontal rules marking the breaks between topic areas adds a nice bit of depth to the menu. Overall, I like the polish.

    I especially like the login button outside of the dropdowns.

  • mselan says:

    I’m definetly for drop shadow version, far more eye pleasing

  • paulgear says:

    Definitely don’t dim the screen. There is so much wasted space at the sides on my 1680×1050 laptop screen that the dimming has a noticeable performance impact. The drop shadow highlights the menu perfectly well.

    Your menus need to go on the Biggest Loser. Especially that support one – that’s just crazy. Sub-menus or further navigation on the target page would be better than those over-sized monstrosities!

  • tmstone835 says:

    The second option without the background dimming is far better. The dimming may be a cool programming trick but it is very distracting. I also like your return to a drop-down menu system.

  • jeffstacey says:

    I Love the light coloured menus. Much easier to read than the horrible white and blue on black Novell is currently using. That screen dim thing has to be the worst idea ever.

By: ssalgy
Jan 8, 2010
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