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Help redesign Feedback

Added by Laurie Hurson about 2 months ago. Updated about 1 month ago.

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2024-02-29
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Description

Hi Scott and All,

I wanted to provide some feedback on our shiny and new help redesign. Overall it looks great! The main issue I am experiencing is the font size is so large, I really feel the site looks cramped and I can only find a little bit of information at one time.

In the screenshot attached, the header is taking up ~1/3 of the page, the title and first sentence is another 1/3 of the page, and I can only see 1-2 menu items in the left sidebar, whereas in the past design I could see about 10+ menu items so it was clear that the menu on the left was the "main nav" for each help section.

Could we consider changing the font size and spacing to make it so help site visitors can see more information on the page? Do others feel this would be helpful?


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Screenshot 2024-02-29 at 3.54.07 PM.png (405 KB) Screenshot 2024-02-29 at 3.54.07 PM.png Laurie Hurson, 2024-02-29 04:00 PM
help site.png (935 KB) help site.png scott voth, 2024-03-08 03:17 PM
new-home-title.png (69.8 KB) new-home-title.png Colin McDonald, 2024-03-12 10:29 AM
homepage-columns.png (338 KB) homepage-columns.png Colin McDonald, 2024-03-12 10:43 AM
header-combine.png (412 KB) header-combine.png Colin McDonald, 2024-03-12 10:43 AM
Actions #2

Updated by Laurie Hurson about 2 months ago

  • Description updated (diff)
Actions #3

Updated by Laurie Hurson about 2 months ago

I am also noticing that some links still have a strike-through - see "plugins director" here:

https://help.commons.gc.cuny.edu/plug-ins/

Actions #4

Updated by scott voth about 1 month ago

Hi Laurie - On your keyboard, have you tried to do CMD plus or CMD minus? Using this, my font-size adjusts so that the page is more readable. See attached. I don't know if this is a good answer or not. I am using the default font-size for the Twenty Twenty Two theme. The presets are:
--wp--preset--font-size--small: 1rem;
--wp--preset--font-size--medium: 1.125rem;
--wp--preset--font-size--large: 1.75rem;
--wp--preset--font-size--x-large: clamp(1.75rem,

The "body" font-size is set to large. I think 1rem is usually 16px, so large is 16 times 1.75, which is indeed very large. For the time being, I'm setting the font-size to 16px. Let's see how that works out.

I'll check out the strike throughs.

Actions #5

Updated by Colin McDonald about 1 month ago

Hi Scott, I noticed that the homepage of the new site comes up as "New Home" in Google results (see attached). Maybe we need to alter the title of the page in Wordpress now that it's live?

Actions #6

Updated by scott voth about 1 month ago

Good catch - I changed it to "Home".

Actions #7

Updated by Colin McDonald about 1 month ago

I also see what Laurie's saying about the header space on internal pages. See my "header combine" screenshot with notes attached. Might we be able to consolidate some of those elements?

I also noticed on the site's homepage that the four highlight columns get cut off and crunched on a laptop-size browser window. Maybe they just need to be made more responsive, if the font isn't reduced?

Actions #8

Updated by scott voth about 1 month ago

I made some changes for these issues. Let me know what you think.

Actions #9

Updated by Colin McDonald about 1 month ago

The overall header spacing looks a lot better to me, thanks!

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