Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#1114 closed bug (fixed)

Home Link On Pages in a Subdomain Points to Subdomain Instead of Actual Website Home

Reported by: bonefish Owned by: wkornewald
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: Website Version: R1/pre-alpha1
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: All

Description

The "home link", i.e. the link of the Haiku image at the top of a page, doesn't point to the actual home page for pages in subdomains. E.g.:

http://dev.haiku-os.org/newticket -> http://dev.haiku-os.org/
http://factory.haiku-os.org/ -> http://factory.haiku-os.org/

I suppose, this is not intended.

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by wkornewald

I think it's more common that the image at the top-left brings you to the front page of the current website, not the global domain/website. I understand that it could be more consistent to have all Haiku logos point to the front page, but I think it's not really expected in this case since you're basically on a separate website. Maybe the solution is to extend Trac's logo/image?

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by bonefish

If you ask me, I would simply change the links. At least I expected in either case to be taken back to the Haiku home page, from where I navigated to those subdomains. I found this particularly annoying, since I had to edit the URL manually or use the bookmark to get to the home page again (in case you ask, I often open a page in another tab and navigate elsewhere in the first tab).

For the build factory page there's no real reason to link the Haiku logo to the subdomain: There is a fat "Haiku Build Factory" title/logo which links there already, and the whole thing consists of a single page only, anyway. Even the "Haiku-OS.org" link in the copyright notice refers to the subdomain.

Regarding Trac, I don't find it very intuitive that http://dev.haiku-os.org/ is the timeline, while the link from the "Development" page points to .../wiki. I've never even considered that the Haiku logo would bring me to the timeline. I haven't used it until I felt the desire to go to the Haiku home page, being surprised that it wouldn't take me there. To navigate the dev subdomain I've always found using the menu just fine.

Anyway, that's just my experience. If you think most people will expect the current behavior just close the ticket and nevermind. :-)

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by koki

Cc: koki@… added

I agree with bonefish. Ideally, the way it should be is that Trac is wrapped around the Haiku website theme, so that it uses the same header and footer, so that it's easy for the user to go back to the desired section of the website.

Waldemar, I can give you a set of files (HTML, CSS plus graphic files) that you can use to implement this.

comment:4 Changed 12 years ago by wkornewald

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

I don't want to give users the impression that they're still on the Drupal site because on Trac they need an extra login (some technical details prevent me from doing full single-sign-on).

I've thought about this some more. As long as we have the "Haiku" logo I can't really say which behavior would be more correct. I'm fine with letting it point to the main website since that might be more consistent, but it could be against the user's expectation in some cases. OTOH, it's indeed useful to have a "backlink" to the website.

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