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Death {of,by} Toolbar

February 24, 2011 - 2 Comments

We got some spirited input from many of you about the toolbar on the bottom of 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 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 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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  1. 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.

  2. There is another change in 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