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x/pkgsite: consider reducing footer size #37865

tooolbox opened this issue Mar 15, 2020 · 1 comment

x/pkgsite: consider reducing footer size #37865

tooolbox opened this issue Mar 15, 2020 · 1 comment


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@tooolbox tooolbox commented Mar 15, 2020

A spiritual cousin to #37110 perhaps

What is the URL of the page with the issue?

What is your user agent?

Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_13_6) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/80.0.3987.122 Safari/537.36



What did you do?

Visit the page.

What did you expect to see?

A footer like this:

Or like this:

Or this:

Or this:


What did you see instead?

The footer in use takes up a lot of screen real estate! When you're scrolling fast through the docs, you hit bottom and then between the footer and the sticky header, you get this little visor with which to see actual documentation. You then have to scroll back up a little bit to be seeing the actual bottom "page" of the docs.

In terms of the value of the content, you probably could check the stats on it, but I'm willing to bet most visitors to those pages would almost never click those links.

Suggestion would be to have a short footer, like the current godoc. Or maybe just take the bottom section of the current footer:


@gopherbot gopherbot added this to the Unreleased milestone Mar 15, 2020
@julieqiu julieqiu added the UX label Mar 16, 2020
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@julieqiu julieqiu commented Mar 16, 2020

Thanks for the feedback!

We're currently discussing this request with our UX team, along with other design feedback we've received for the site. We want to review design feedback we have received as part of a broader redesign, as opposed to make piecemeal decisions. I'll update this issue once we have decided on any changes.

/cc @fflewddur @spf13 @pearring

@julieqiu julieqiu changed the title Consider Reducing Footer Size x/pkgsite: consider reducing footer size Jun 15, 2020
@julieqiu julieqiu removed this from the Unreleased milestone Aug 27, 2020
@julieqiu julieqiu added this to the pkgsite/frontend-bugs milestone Aug 27, 2020
@julieqiu julieqiu removed the label Sep 22, 2020
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