You may notice that the top and bottom bits of Mumsnet are looking a bit different. Better, we hope.
If you’ve used Mumsnet for a while you’ve probably noticed that some pages, like the homepage, have one header design, while others, like the pregnancy section, have another – with a completely different set of navigation links.
From today we’re launching a new, unified header and footer across the site with the aim of making Mumsnet more consistent and easier to navigate. No matter what page you’re on, the navigation links will be the same. And in the same order.
It’s a big change for us, so we’re rolling it out carefully. For the next few weeks only a small proportion of Mumsnetters will be able to see the new design, so don’t worry if things look the same to you now. Based on the feedback we get and how well it goes technically, we’ll make it available to more and more people.
If you can see the new design, we’d love to know what you think:
• Has the new header and footer made Mumsnet easier to navigate for you? • Do the navigation links make sense to you? • What do you think about the mobile vs. the desktop designs? • What could we do to make them better?
Do add comments below or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any thoughts, questions or concerns.
Also, although we’ve thoroughly tested the code, bugs may still slip through, so if you spot anything that looks wonky then we want to know about it. Please tell us which page you’re having problems with and the device you’re viewing it on – and if you can include a screenshot the tech team will love you forever.
Noooo, all the shortcuts have gone from the bottom of the page! Was much easier to finish reading a thread and then hop easily to a different topic when they were at the bottom rather than the top (and also, where is Site Stuff?). Not a fan, sorry.
Hmm, the toolbar and font sizes shouldn't have changed - we'll follow that up with tech team, that may be a bug. Likewise the bottom buttons being live sometimes but not others.
The footer links have indeed changed for desktop users (they weren't there previously for mobile users). Thanks for letting us know your thoughts about that - we'll keep an eye on the data to see if it's having a wide impact, and have a rethink if it is.
Not only annoying, particularly the footer but the DDA was passed in 1995, it's 2018 and you have no accessibility options, if you are doing some sort of redesign then surely you could have made it accessible?
Human Computer Interaction 101 - make it easy for your users with disabilities and it is easier for those without too.
I can no longer load the Mumsnet page on my ipad as it takes forever. I also had an advert appear on the right hand side for donations to my local hospice where I volunteer. I have reverted to desktop PC.