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Opened 10 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#25971 closed defect (bug) (fixed)

MP6: Inconsistent icon for site name menu

Reported by: johnbillion's profile johnbillion Owned by: iammattthomas's profile iammattthomas
Milestone: 3.8 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.8
Component: Administration Keywords: needs-ui
Focuses: ui Cc:


The site-name menu icon changes between a globe and a home icon depending on the media query in use. In the <782px media query it's a home icon, but in all others it's a globe.

We should pick one icon and stick with it. Which one?

Attachments (2)

house.png (38.9 KB) - added by iammattthomas 10 years ago.
house instead of globe for Site menu
25971.diff (346 bytes) - added by iammattthomas 10 years ago.
Switch the Site menu to the house glyph

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Change History (8)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
10 years ago

  • Component changed from Graphic Design to Administration
  • Keywords ui-focus added
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 3.8

#2 @iammattthomas
10 years ago

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

In 26176:

Move #wpadminbar responsive styles from wp-admin.css to admin-bar.css. Remove unneeded font overrides and !importants where possible. Make sure the site menu item uses the globe icon consistently instead of switching to the home icon <782px. Fixes #25971.

#3 @johnbillion
10 years ago

I wonder whether the home icon is actually a better one to use rather than the globe. The globe doesn't mean anything. If I want to view the home page of my website, the home icon is a much better indicator than a globe.


10 years ago

house instead of globe for Site menu

10 years ago

Switch the Site menu to the house glyph

#4 @iammattthomas
10 years ago

  • Resolution fixed deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

25971.diff switches the site menu from the globe to the house glyph. This change feels more logical, and I believe the globe was originally chosen before Dashboard was switched to use the gauge icon. Submitting this as a patch, however, since it's a late change.

#5 @iammattthomas
10 years ago

We're good to go on this patch per Matt.

#6 @iammattthomas
10 years ago

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

In 26812:

Change the site menu icon from a globe to home, which is a better metaphor for what it does. Fixes #25971.

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