[wp-hackers] "Appearance" vs. "Design"

Stephen Rider 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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