New Admin nav UI is hard to scan - usablity could be improved with simple css update
|Reported by:||waterjerome||Owned by:|
|Severity:||normal||Keywords:||dev-feedback ui-focus close|
With the 3.2 update the primary (left) nav in the admin was updated with a smooth 3d shadow (right side bevel) effect. After this style change it is harder to visually scan for a desired nav menu item.
- nav group separators are are less distinguishable because the separator does not have enough contrast to its adjacent menu items. Suggestion - darken the bg color there.
- Subnav items are not clearly differentiated from their parent because they share the same 3d visual effect which makes them appear to be on the same plane as their parent items. Suggestion - remove background shading on right side of subnav items.
This can be improved without changing the new theme/effect using a quick css change.
Jane, please take a look at the attached before and after .jpg and see if you agree with this recommendation.
Change History (7)
- Component changed from UI to Administration
- Keywords ui-focus close added