[wp-hackers] "Appearance" vs. "Design"
wp-hackers at striderweb.com
Fri Apr 17 22:01:55 GMT 2009
This has been itching the back of my head since the 2.7 redesign, and
I thought it was worth mentioning to the list....
In WordPress 2.7, we reorganized the Admin section menus. For the
most part, I think this was a good move -- the 2.7 redesign was,
overall, excellent. However, in the process of moving from "verb"
menus to "noun" menus, we renamed "Design" to "Appearance". I believe
this was a mistake. I believe we should revert to "Design".
First, I'll get the obvious out of the way: "Design" is both a noun
and verb, and thus fits into the new style just fine.
Second -- "Design" is a broader description that better encompasses
the breath of items under it. For example, Widgets are more than
simply appearance -- they are pieces of information. I would
certainly say they constitute part of the design of the site, but less
so (strictly speaking) the appearance.
Just a thought.
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