Meet our new best of network bar

Meet our new best of network bar

Summary: At the bottom of the page you'll find a bar with network highlights from CBS Interactive properties. You'll also find a new moniker: The CNET Professional Network.

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At the bottom of the page you'll find a bar with network highlights from CBS Interactive properties. You'll also find a new moniker: The CNET Professional Network.

We run a network of sites that are dedicated to all things technology...from baby monitors to blade servers, we cover it. The CNET Professional Network is a way for us to showcase the close relationship ZDNet, TechRepublic and Smart Planet share with CNET and will allow us to cross promote our content to a wider audience in a way that we hope is useful and compelling to you.

The day to day operations won't change, but you're likely to notice more cross pollination underway between our tech brands in the CBS family.

Topics: Software Development, Hardware, Networking, Servers

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  • RE: Meet our new best of network bar

    Not so great... It shows up right in the middle of a page over text and photos and won't move. Very annoying! Time for a fix...
    freecloud@...
    • RE: Meet our new best of network bar

      @freecloud@... Here! Hear! Will avoid ZD Net until fixed...
      Wman
      • RE: Meet our new best of network bar

        @Wman What browser are you guys using. this should be at the bottom and not involved with any content. Sounds like a bug.
        Larry Dignan
      • RE: Meet our new best of network bar

        @Larry<br>On the iPad2 and ASUS Transformer<br>Same issue on Cnet site. <img border="0" src="http://www.cnet.com/i/mb/emoticons/sad.gif" alt="sad">
        rhonin
      • Larry

        @Larry Dignan
        Some of the content - especially comments on blog posts - is getting covered by this stupid bar. And what is worse is that unlike other sites, you can't even close it.

        Get rid of the stupid bar.
        blarman_z
    • Ditto - axe the stupid bar.

      Get rid of the stupid bar. Want us to participate in your networks and brands? Put this in our profile. But whatever you do, get it OUT OF THE WAY OF THE CONTENT!!!!
      blarman_z
    • RE: Meet our new best of network bar

      @freecloud@... Fully agree with this! Sort the bar out, please. <a href="http://www.uk-djs.net">Booking Agency</a> <a href="http://www.luvmp3.com">Free MP3</a> <a href="http://www.getadj.net">Get a DJ</a> <a href="http://www.gigsource.co.uk">Entertainers</a> <a href="http://www.mp3kick.com">Free MP3 Download</a> Nice work everyone!
      mrswilliamson
  • RE: Meet our new best of network bar

    This bar is annoying as it covers a crucial piece of screen space. Is there any way you could tweak it to show along the right hand side? Or put in a button to minimize it? As it is it cuts down the space for reading and also prints on articles. Now I will have to copy and paste articles into Word unless you can fix these problems. Thanks.
    lgwhitlock@...
  • Agreed

    The bar does not scroll properly in all browsers, obscuring content. Please allow the option to hide or disable it.
    PrincessNybor
  • To the developers

    For what it's worth:<br><br>There's a black bar at the bottom of the page that stretches across the bottom of the content "body" and the sidebar. I have the "cnet" logo at the left with "A CNET PROFESSIONAL BRAND" (which is a link) just to the right of it. At the right end of the bar I have "What's this?" with "Meet our new best of the network bar" (which is also a link) just to the right of it--that's it, it shows nothing more.<br><br>It stays put at the bottom of the browser page as described above while I scroll through the article and comments until I reach the top of the footer and then the bar scrolls upward staying at the bottom of the content 'body'/sidebar. It doesn't block anything unless obscuring the first 1/2 inch of the bottom of the content 'body and sidebar counts as blocking.<br><br>Running Firefox 5.0 on Linux Mint Debian Edtion (LMDE). Okay, not exactly an example of the market majority but just thought the info might help some.
    bandersnatch42vt
  • YUCK!!

    Give us the option to turn this annoyance off, PLEASE!
    wizard57m-cnet
    • RE: Meet our new best of network bar

      @wizard57m@...
      I agree 100%. We don't need more screen clutter! Get rid of this annoyance or give us a way to turn it off.
      hectorj102
    • RE: Meet our new best of network bar

      @wizard57m@... VERY well said!!
      Lazarus439
  • Browser

    I am using the iPad (Safari) and it also shows up in the middle.
    Blaxxeven
  • RE: Meet our new best of network bar

    In Safari and IE it is displaying properly. Not obtruding anything
    Ram U
    • RE: Meet our new best of network bar

      @Rama.NET
      No issue on the pc
      Ie9 Chrome Opera Safari
      Just see issue on my tablets (iPad2 and ASUS)
      :|
      rhonin
      • RE: Meet our new best of network bar

        @rhonin
        Got it. On my iPad2, Sprint Galaxy Tab there is the issue. It is cluttered and obtrusing the content.
        Ram U
  • RE: Meet our new best of network bar

    I read your reports on an iPad.
    Your new network bar becomes part of text/screen I'm reading and I can not remove it to read the text under it.

    I don't like it at all.

    Steven.Prunty@gmail.com
    steven.prunty@...
  • RE: Meet our new best of network bar

    +1 to a minimize button. Not only does it currently not show me anything other than "A CNET PROFESSIONAL BRAND" on the left and "What's this? Meet our new best of network bar" on the right, it takes up vertical screen space that I don't want to give up. I've always avoided sites that force a "useful" bar on the bottom, please don't be one of them...
    msoeguy
    • RE: Meet our new best of network bar

      @msoeguy - What browser are you using? What are you using to view this? iPad, PC, etc..
      JLMcCracken