Design update

Discussion in 'Feedback and Suggestions' started by jrap, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. jrap

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    Jun 25, 2006
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    Hi all,

    Finally have gotten around to updating the E-Book's design so that it is more consistent with the forums

    http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/

    Any feedback would be appreciated. I'm still messing around with some of the colours (links, etc) and I'm very open to any changes.

    Happy Holidays!

    Rob
     
  2. Wendy

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    Mar 24, 2008
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    Dave and I have talked a bit about adding updates, here and there. I'd like to help finish the book where I'm qualified.

    As a suggestion color code the pending red and incomplete sections/chapters yellow.
     
  3. bertus

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    Apr 5, 2008
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    Hello,

    Is it possible to have a link to the PDF's ?
    This for reading the Ebook offline.

    Greetings,
    Bertus
     
  4. beenthere

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    The redesign is good. I do notice that the table of contents pages are low contrast, though. The light blue on white is a bit hard to make out.
     
  5. jrap

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    beenthere, I agree. I switched to a different blue and it's more readable now.

    Bill, different color links for pending/incomplete is a great idea, i'll look into this.

    bertus, PDFs have been available for a long time. For example, visit http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/vol_2/index.html and the PDF link is on the right beside 'Print'.

    Thanks all.

    Rob
     
  6. beenthere

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    Great improvement in legibility. Nice effort.
     
  7. Dave

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    Rob,

    I'm pleased to see the main site update we have mentioned previously, the design is certainly more subtle in terms of colours and combinations on the eye. Good work.

    A couple of possible tweak to have a think about:

    1. Would it be an idea to drop the Nav-bar (the part with link to each volume) at the top of the AAC header - similar to the design on the forums.

    2. How about truncating the width of the page to something similar to the forums?

    3. Is the gap above the e-book location a little big? (See black rectangle in picture). I have tried this in IE, Firefox and Opera and it renders the same in all browsers.

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    EDIT: I note that the gap is the same above the "Search this site" part, so perhaps is this by design?

    Dave
     
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