👨‍🎨 New Forum Design Screenshots - Your Thoughts & Feedback Welcome!

Hey Everyone,

We have designed a new menu interface for navigating the forum. The main goal of this update is to make the key forum sections more accessible and visible.

I wanted to post the design concepts here to ask for any feedback, suggestions, or design tweaks before we start the coding.

What exactly is changing?

  • The 6-item horizontal gold menu will be replaced by a vertical menu down the left hand side of the forum.

  • This menu can be collapsed/minimised to regain the full width thread experience.

  • The new vertical menu will cater for more forum categories as the forum grows and develops.

  • There is also a new design layout for the classroom section for students who want personalised support, feedback, or a group learning experience.

Check out the new designs below.

New Forum Side Menu

Forum Side Menu On Scroll

Forum Side Menu Minimised

Classroom Box Interface

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This looks great! I usually scroll through the forum through my mobile device personally, but this looks to be much more accessible in terms of filtering out specific categories.

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The new changes look good–a lot cleaner and easier to navigate.

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Yay! Awesome! very organized/creative and easier to navigate! Thanks very much! :blush:

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I like it! What I really hate on websites are the drop-down banners that descend and obscure a large part of the screen when you are trying to read something. As much of the working screen should be as visible as possible with as little interruption as possible Well done.

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I like it a lot! It is a very clean design and allows us to see more topics. Great job!

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Excellent. Simple and practical. Love the new format :blush:

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Wonderful… thanks for everyone’s feedback.

I have passed the designs onto the forum developers to code and implement.

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Hi Everyone,

Here are the final menu design updates with 2 tweaks:

  1. We realised that we needed a second level of navigation for subcategories, this will make the forum categories a lot easier to navigate from a hierarchical standpoint.

  2. We also added the icons when the menu is collapsed which I think looks great.

Notice the chevron on “Records & Albums” catgegory

Subcategories of “Records & Albums”

Category Icons When Menu Is Collapsed

This new design should be fully implemented by the end of July.

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