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Thanks as always for working on bootstrap, its an invaluable tool. Couple thoughts: Maybe its just me but I think the docs site a huge step backwards in usability. The dark blue <-> red graphics offset by the blue of their primary buttons is a little...gross. I am also not at all a fan of the left hand navigation panel, I get that they are trying to show off the affix component but I'd rather have the content be full width as its all I am really there for.



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Thanks as always for working on bootstrap, its an invaluable tool.
Couple thoughts:
Maybe its just me but I think the docs site a huge step backwards in usability. The dark blue <-> red graphics offset by the blue of their primary buttons is a little...gross. I am also not at all a fan of the left hand navigation panel, I get that they are trying to show off the affix component but I'd rather have the content be full width as its all I am really there for. I found the sliding top sub navbar far less obtrusive and easier to navigate. Also: so white is the default for the navbar but the demo site is still using black?
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I love bootstrap. Yeah, i hate the fact that all the mvp's out there basically look & feel the same by using it as the go-to css framework, but at the same time it's helping people iterate a lot faster and that's rarely a bad thing.
In addition, given how Twitter's bootstrap's look & feel is starting to influence web design at large, I wonder if there is a case for other large web-players to make their own css framework to impact the look and feel of sites to their favor. Think of it as disguised propaganda.
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I would argue that they've done a good job of pulling together a lot of the look and feel of their peers into one library. While it can be obnoxious that a lot of MVPs all look the same because of it I don't think it actually looks that bad.
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I agree with one exception: fixed headers are an eyesore and a usability anti-pattern in most cases. Even regular users know how to scroll to the top.
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Unfortunately, it seems like submenu implementation has the classic mistake: it requires mouse cursor to travel strictly along the menu item to get to the submenu.
Pictures: http://imgur.com/a/pSDOo
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Yep, the trick here is to keep the menu open even after the mouse has left the parent menu area. It's so simple yet probably quite difficult to code.
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Yes. Not only that, it should keep the submenu open when traveling inside this triangle (but close on timeout if mouse stays still inside it):
+--------+ | parent | | +--------+ | /|submenu | | / | | |=====/==| | |=====\==| | | \ | | +------ \| | +--------+ And close immediately when not inside the triangle.
For best results, if mouse was inside the submenu for a moment, keep the submenu open until clicking away from it or moving over a different item in the parent menu. So many details!
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Not difficult at all. For a simple fix, one just needs to add a timeout between receiving the mouseOut event and hiding the menu. OS X appears to do something slightly more complicated; it hides the menu immediately if you mouse out away from the submenu, but keeps the menu open for about one second if you mouse out towards it.
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But then you couldn't use the `:hover` pseudo selector; you'd have to replace css with javascript.
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Funny how they put the semi-colon there but not in the Javascript.
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I just tried out 2.0.4 (and Bootstrap in general) for the first time an hour ago. I'm already obsolete!
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I'm happy that the fluid offsetting made it into this version.
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Can you actually host the old documentation this time and not leave us in the dust like you did in the 1.4 => 2.0 release?
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2 days early! So excited. Too excited perhaps.
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FYI: If you click "reply" on an individual comment you can respond directly to someone else's comment (as I've done here).
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He was hoping this was Disqus platform perhaps..
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Or he was commenting about the twitter bootstrap, in kind of a twitter reply.
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So excited you couldn't find the reply link -- I understand.
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