Friday, July 21st, 2006

Ningbar: Customizable, Dynamic JS top bar

Category: Showcase, UI

Ning has replaced their bulky sidebar that “formerly hogging the right hand column of every Ning app” with a new Ningbar which is a nice JavaScript drop down.

The closed Ningbar

One opened state

The folding down top bar seems to be a new favourite pattern these days.

To begin with we saw “Login / Register” actions used as drop downs, and now it has grown to any other action.

The good news is that you get to reuse screen realestate. The bad news is that a user can not see what is in the drop downs until they click on it.

This means you need to think hard about what you place in the drop down.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:03 pm
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mmm…yummy Dojo widgets…mmm

Comment by Alex Russell — July 21, 2006

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