[wp-hackers] Suggested IA/UI Changes to the Admin Area
wp-hackers at striderweb.com
Fri Feb 15 19:52:37 GMT 2008
On Feb 14, 2008, at 10:37 PM, Chris Poteet wrote:
> You want to see an image before reading I know so here's my mockup.
> - I removed "dashboard" in lieu of having the h1 blog title link to
> the dashboard.
Some plugins add a submenu to Dashboard. Also, having the explicit
link to it is less confusing.
> - I have changed "Write" into "Create", because you don't really
> "write" links. I felt it more consistent to describe all three.
I like that idea.
To Matt: How is "create" unclear? It's specific but leaves a bit of
room for flexibility.
> - I moved "comments" next to "manage" although I think that maybe
> comment moderation can be moved under "manage"
Comments are a significant enough thing to warrant a top level menu.
Also it would again mess up plugins that add submenus.
> - I combined import/export
> - "Design" became "Theme" to more aptly describe the sub-content (the
> page it links to is even named "themes.php")
"Design" works better for the same reason "Create" is better than
> - You'll noticed I moved the "Settings" up to the upper right.
What happens to submenus?
> - The link to "visit site" was also moved up there.
NO. That should stay next to the site name.
Just my two bits.
I think I like the new admin interface, overall. :)
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