[wp-hackers] Splintered Menus in 2.7
viper at viper007bond.com
Fri Oct 3 08:13:27 GMT 2008
And come to think of it, I wouldn't mind having a section below "Settings"
called "Plugin Settings". That way I can have either open without opening
the other (I have a lotta plugins).
On Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 1:12 AM, Viper007Bond <viper at viper007bond.com> wrote:
> The nice thing IMO about the "splintered" menus is that you can show and
> hide exactly what you want to see and don't want to see since it remembers
> your preference in a cookie.
> On Thu, Oct 2, 2008 at 9:17 PM, Stephen Rider <wp-hackers at striderweb.com>wrote:
>> On Oct 1, 2008, at 4:14 PM, Jeremy Clarke wrote:
>>> On Wed, Oct 1, 2008 at 5:06 PM, Stephen Rider <wp-hackers at striderweb.com>
>>>> You're probably on wp-testers, but this falls right into a thread I
>>>> on that list:
>>> That thread is 100% spot on in my opinion.
>> I guess I should have posted that on wp-hackers instead?
>> I'm sorry to cross-post, but I think this is important, and I think it's
>> the kind of thing that a lot of people are seeing. I'm seeing a lot of
>> comments that sort of glance around this, but nobody's quite struck at the
>> core of the problem.
>> Originally posted on wp-testers:
>> It seems that the menus in 2.7 are becoming _extremely_ splintered. Do we
>> really need ELEVEN menus???
>> By breaking things out so much, I think we're making the layout more
>> "brittle" -- less open to changes or additions. Write/Manage was a much
>> stronger setup than Posts/Pages/Links/Media. Especially as plugins add
>> abilities to the system, authors are going to end up having to make more
>> top-level menus because we're losing the more generalized topics such as
>> "write" and "manage". Either that or we're all going to have a thousand
>> things all crammed under "tools" because that's going to be the only logical
>> place left....
>> "Hmmm... I used the have the calendar page under 'Manage'. Huh. I
>> guess.... Tools?"
>> "Well, is the 'top of every page' notice (from plugin x) a page or
>> post? Neither, really. It used to be under Write. Guess I have to stick
>> it under Tools...?"
>> That was two good examples just off the top of my head. We're removing
>> much of the flexibility of the interface by making Top Level menus so
>> As much as I appreciate feedback, I think designing this via poll is going
>> to give us the proverbial "horse made by a committee". The geeks in charge
>> (in which I, some tiny bit, include myself) need to have a longer view of
>> We can't overlook this, guys, or we're going to end up having to do
>> _another_ redesign two months from now when all these issues come out in
>> real-world use.
>> I think we should really rethink the re-menuing of 2.7 The 2.6 menus were
>> very flexible and left a lot of room for any kind of expansion.
>> Stephen Rider
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