I started re-designing my blog and the focus is to be minimal. This is the search bar which will be fixed to the top of the website. It is the most important part of the layout, it gets people to where they want to be!
The only things on the screen at *any* time will be this bar and the article the user is reading. I have a very interesting way for the user to navigate through the site from this element. It may be a little hard to get any feedback on just this (I may have to post more). But, I don't want to give too much of the functionality away... yet!
With the navigation functionality being "different" than others, I needed to make this enticing enough to get the user to click it and see what it does.
Do you want to click it? What attracts you to it, the design elements or the text inside? What would you change or add? Have at it!
about 4 years ago
i love the idea JR.
I've actually been pursuing a very similar idea with a 'top bar' that is always present.
I want it to be a one stop shop for the user to go anywhere, do anything, and get all the info they would ever need.
I would love to discuss our ideas and approach sometime.
I do like this idea. I would explore the option of having a powerful live search. Maybe something like Apple's where it gives you options from all parts of the site.
Since you are a developer, I am expecting to see something clever ;)
Since you showed me in person, I've got a bit more background than what's revealed here. I've got to admit, it's really innovative. I'm excited to see this functionality in action.
@Seth: Same idea, one place -> go anywhere.
@Jake: That is pretty much the idea, but like you said, cleverly.
@Kevin: Thanks! I'm excited too! haha
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