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Death {of,by} Toolbar

February 24, 2011
at 7:30 am PST

We got some spirited input from many of you about the toolbar on the bottom of Cisco.com pages.  While you can collapse it to move it out of the way, a number of our visitors have asked that we remove it all together. Our own tests have confirmed that it’s more of a problem than a benefit.  So, we’re removing the toolbar from Cisco.com in mid April.

In the meantime, you can click on the arrow on the toolbar to collapse it. It will stay collapsed until the next time you delete your cookies.

Expanded state:

Expanded Toolbar

Collapsed state:

Thanks for sending us all your feedback to make Cisco.com a better site.

P.S. The toolbar saga is an interesting one, and at some point in the future I will post a long story about the design and project lessons that we learned from it.

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2 Comments.


  1. There is another change in cisco.com start page – death of flash with picture carousel. Great move, page loads three to four times faster. Visual change is very small, so most people have not noticed that – except for faster page load.
    Great job.

    Mirek

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  2. Martin Hardee

    Thanks for noticing, Mirek! Yes, we did some tune-up work on the home page. It was a lot more work than you’d think, so we’re glad you enjoy the change.

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