New "on" state for admin menus
|Reported by:||jane||Owned by:||JohnONolan|
Description (last modified by jane)
When we lightened up the admin header, almost everyone agreed that the on state for the left hand menu now stood out like a sore thumb, but we never got around to experimenting with lighter colors to suit the lighter header. The UI group discussed it yesterday, and today a volunteer did a bunch of mockups. @JohnONolan and I both like the one that is attached, which uses a blue background for the on state that is based on the menu link text color, changes the outline to the same blue, and changes the update notification bubble to white with regular dark text inside. We experimented with various shades of gray, but they tended not to stand out enough until they got to a point where it went back to feeling heavy.
It's definitely a change, so the people who take longer to adjust to change may initially hate it, but I think it does a good job of indicating the active state, and the blue color subtly reinforces that the active menu is a group of links.
So let's hear the feedback/debate, and if we can get a general agreement soonish, we can get it in before RC. Kevin (Conboy, the designer who did the mockup) can refine the graphics as needed and John will write the patch if we're a go.
Change History (55)
comment:5 johnonolan — 4 years ago
- Component changed from Graphic Design to UI
- Keywords ui-feedback added