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Opened 3 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

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#15477 closed defect (bug) (fixed)

The context of network admin vs site admin is non-obvious

Reported by: simonwheatley Owned by:
Milestone: 3.1 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.1
Component: UI Keywords: ux-feedback
Focuses: Cc:

Description

(I can't see anything on http://make.wordpress.org/ui so I'm putting in this ticket.)

While I like the idea of switching between Site Admin and Network Admin, the current implementation provides very few visual clues as to which you are in at the moment (see attached screengrab). Previously you could glance at the menu and see where you were in the stack, top equaled Network and bottom equaled site. I think we need it to be obvious at a glance where you are.

Some suggestions to make things more obvious:

  • Prepend "Network" to all titles as per "Network Dashboard", e.g. "Network Users"
  • Differentiate the title icons somehow (maybe a badge?)
  • Distinctive colour/tonal change in one or more places, perhaps the top bar (with the (W) WordPress logomark and site title?
  • Errr... any other suggestions?

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Limited Differentiation.png (134.4 KB) - added by simonwheatley 3 years ago.
Limited clues on context (screengrab)

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Change History (9)

simonwheatley3 years ago

Limited clues on context (screengrab)

comment:1 simonwheatley3 years ago

  • Version set to 3.1

comment:2 nacin3 years ago

I wonder if "Network Dashboard" would be enough. Perhaps using the super admin key icon instead of home, too.

The only differences are the title in the admin header, and "Site Admin" versus "Network Admin" near the logout link.

comment:3 scribu3 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 3.1

comment:4 ryan3 years ago

(In [16474]) Titles for network admin and global dashboard. see #15477

comment:5 follow-up: JohnONolan3 years ago

@simonwheatley - for future reference, if you can't see anything on the UI group blog then don't hesitate to comment on it - the only way it'll grow is if people use it.

comment:6 JohnONolan3 years ago

  • Keywords ui-feedback removed

comment:7 JohnONolan3 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

Closing as fixed for 3.1 - new ticket for any further improvement requests pls.

comment:8 in reply to: ↑ 5 simonwheatley3 years ago

Replying to JohnONolan:

@simonwheatley - for future reference, if you can't see anything on the UI group blog then don't hesitate to comment on it - the only way it'll grow is if people use it.

With this in mind, I've posted some thoughts <a href="http://make.wordpress.org/ui/2010/11/23/summary-for-november-23rd-2010-ui-chat/#comment-677">over there</a>.

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