The project tracking changes sound like the
best thing since sliced bread. But....
I also heavily used the "open in new window" and
drag-and-drop the homepage icon methods of browsing. The new design favors graphical browsers, but slows down graphical browsing with more than one window. But....
The combo box Go button is a better interface from an informational standpoint, as you can see the options spelled out. Icons are more cryptic,
even with tooltips. Could you offer to spawn
the link in a new window? Perhaps as a preference
toggle (Then I *would* actually log in).
[ Musing: Perhaps you will be dynamically adding options to the combo box in the future, and this made it look like a good idea.... ]
Other changes I would vote for ::
You simply must make the search inpout field wider. I did not notice the 12pt problems others
mention, it looks good on my screen, but I only
see 5 characters in the Search field, which itself is narrower than the ".. SEARCH .." title above it.
The left and right panels together take up alot
of screen room.
You might want to move the left panel "on top"
of the right panel. But even better would be..
You might want to give me back the left side of
my window and move the whole blue panel to the
bottom of the window. A shortcut in the
HOME...SCOOP toolbar could jump the bottom panel.
Look at bugzilla: They put the search & personal links (the *same* job as your left panel) at the bottom of the window.