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Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#17645 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Admin UI improvement suggestion

Reported by: blumenberg Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.2
Component: UI Keywords: ui-feedback needs-patch
Focuses: Cc:


To improve the UI of the admin area I suggest …

(1.) mark current submenu entry (2.) dim main menu entry if not current (3.) change direction of arrow towards menu entry

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Change History (4)

#1 @ocean90
7 years ago

  • Cc jane added
  • Keywords needs-patch added
  • Severity changed from major to normal
  • Type changed from defect (bug) to enhancement

I Luke that.

#2 @jane
7 years ago

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

Responding to each:

  1. The bold dark text is the "on state" for submenus. If people feel it is too subtle, we could explore a new submenu on state, but it should not have the same on state as the top level menu items, as it breaks the visual hierarchy.
  1. That indicator means you're in this section, not that you are on the landing screen. That's why the sections have a first item that is the landing screen, so the hierarchy is maintained.
  1. The arrow points from the navigation into the working area, the forward interaction flow. Pointing it backwards would reverse the meaning, and make it more like the new feature popup in facebook or gmail, where our active area would hierarchically seem to be a description instead of the other way around.

Closing wontfix for the reasons above. If you want to suggest an alternate submenu on state, please open a new ticket specific to that one suggestion. (In general, each ticket should have one thing, not three, to make trac management easier.)

#3 @PeteMall
7 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
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