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Opened 8 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#3149 closed enhancement (fixed)

The underlined menu items looks ugly

Reported by: Viper007Bond Owned by:
Milestone: 2.1 Priority: normal
Severity: minor Version: 2.1
Component: Administration Keywords: admin menu has-patch
Focuses: Cc:

Description

RE: [4196]

The underlining of the top level, non current menu items looks ugly as hell if you ask me. I liked how it was before with no underline.

Attachments (3)

wp-admin.css.patch (319 bytes) - added by Viper007Bond 8 years ago.
wp-admin.css__markjaquith-001.diff (1.4 KB) - added by markjaquith 8 years ago.
My first try
submenu_underline_fix.diff (330 bytes) - added by markjaquith 8 years ago.
submenu fix

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Change History (9)

Viper007Bond8 years ago

comment:1 markjaquith8 years ago

Matt said that some users initially were unaware that the first row of menu items were links. More than anything, I think that speaks to how far WP's userbase has expanded with WP.com ... these sound like people who are newcomers to the web, so it's definitely cool that WordPress (or WP.com) is one of the first things they're doing.

I don't like the underline situation either. I think the submenu works because it looks like a row of tabs. This relates to commonly used software (Windows, Safari, Firefox, etc) that uses tabs.

So here's my lame patch. I am NOT a designer, but I think a little space between the two menus helps, and making the hover background color the color of the selected tab is like a little hint that maybe if you click here, you can make THIS tab the selected tab.

This is actually an area where Bryan Veloso could really save us. Square tabs are just plain ugly. How about some slick Sliding-Doors rounded tabs?

markjaquith8 years ago

My first try

comment:2 Sewar8 years ago

  • Keywords admin menu has-patch added

+1 for markjaquith's patch.

comment:3 zamoose8 years ago

Personally, I'm a bigger fan of Andy Staines' Admin Drop Menus from a functionality standpoint - it offers one-click access to all admin functionality.

But yes, I too hate the underlines. +1 to Mark's patch.

comment:4 markjaquith8 years ago

[4349] by Matt

Much better!

Only issue I have (FF 2.0/OS X) is that the submenu tabs don't have enough bottom-padding, so the active one doesn't look like a tab (it doesn't make it low enough). Patch coming.

markjaquith8 years ago

submenu fix

comment:5 Sewar8 years ago

  • Priority changed from low to normal

#3218 has screenshot (or screengrab!) of the submenu bug.

comment:6 markjaquith7 years ago

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

(In [4449]) Allow submenu tabs to wrap. Props filosofo. fixes #3213

this bug was also fixed by [4449]... such is the mystery of CSS.

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