- "Navigation" redirects here. For the navigation bar on the Scratch Wiki, see Scratch Wiki:Navigation.
The navigation bar is the bar at the top of every Scratch page. It is used to easily access common pages on the Scratch website. When one scrolls up or down on the website, the navigation bar stays in place, always being quickly accessible.
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On October 26, 2015, a new navigation bar was added to the front page to prepare for Scratch 2.0. The number of pages that use the new navigation bar has grown and now includes all of the pages accessible from the buttons left of the My Stuff button. However, many other pages, including the Discussion Forums and all studio and user pages still use the old navigation bar.
The Scratch Wiki navigation bar has a similar design to the new Scratch 3.0 navigation bar. However, there are several noticeable differences:
- It is purple by default, though this can be changed by any user who has a Wiki account in Special:Preferences. This change was made to differentiate the Wiki from the main Scratch website.
- It still has the Discuss button.
- When clicked on, instead of opening a new page, the buttons open a dropdown menu in which are given several links. For example, clicking on the Discuss button will bring up a dropdown menu, with links to the Community Portal, the Wiki forum topic, and the Discussion Forums.
- The individual buttons have arrows on them that indicate that they are dropdowns.
- The search bar expands when focused.
- There is a pencil icon when clicked on opens a dropdown that displays page actions, allowing for editing, accessing the talk page, viewing the edit history of the page, moving the page, and adding the page to the watchlist.
- On smaller devices, most buttons are hidden, and an extra "hamburger" button is added to open the sidebar.
The left side of the bar does not change based on whether the page is being viewed while logged in or not.
- Main article: Scratch Logo
- Main article: Scripts Area
- Main article: Explore
The Explore link leads to the Explore Page, where you can explore projects. On this page you can search for specific project or one related to the searched terms. Then, the search results can be restricted to specific orders, such as "most loved" and by setting the period of time for displaying projects.
- Main article: Scratch Discussion Forums
The Discuss tab links to the main discussion page of the Scratch Forums. From there one can navigate to the different forum categories. This button is no longer available, as of July 5th, 2017; it was removed from the main site's header, causing lots of complaints from users. However, the Scratch Wiki kept it in their design as part of their goal to partially distance the Wiki from the main site.
- Main article: Ideas Page
The Ideas link leads to the Ideas Page, where you can look for insperation for making a project or select a tutorial to help you get started with Scratch. It also includes links to download activity cards, and the offline editor.
The About link leads to the About Scratch Page, where it gives information about the Scratch Website. This includes videos, photos, quotes, research, and listing ways to fund the website.
- Main article: Search Bar
Search is the input tab at the top that searches for pages containing the entered words. After searching, one can restrict the search results to "Projects" and "Studios". The search result's links can also be ordered based on project or studio factors, such as love-its.
Not Logged In
When one is not logged in, the top-right of the navigation bar will contain a "Join Scratch" link, which leads the viewer to a page for account creation.
When a user who is currently not logged but has an account wishes to log in, they must click on "Sign In", which pops up a username and password input to log into Scratch.
- Main article: Messages
- Main article: My Stuff