[wp-hackers] Re: 2.5 admin menu thoughts
computerguru at neosmart.net
Mon Feb 25 01:21:43 GMT 2008
On 2/25/08, Liz Danzico <liz at bobulate.com> wrote:
> > We need to make a HIG decision first. Right now all of our dialogs
> > have the primary right-most. We need to decide if we want to change
> > that and if dialog button order rules should be the same as button
> > order rules in other places. Bulk operation buttons, for example, try
> > to put the most used left-most, nearest the checkboxes.
> The user interface guidelines, at least at this point, have the
> primary buttons left-aligned under the fields they refer to so users
> have the clearest path to their primary action. This is chiefly based
> on the extensive user research that Luke W's done on button alignment
> with field labels.
> And so: http://bobulate.com/wpig/wiki/index.php?title=Buttons
> (But this doesn't answer the question about the Dashboard—a different
> case altogether. This just for reference...)
Bah, hate to double-post, but whatever:
Would be really nice is if we could see the heat-maps for the other
designs as well, primarily how the user focus would shift when
provided with a reversed button layout.
But I think it's all moot because the new WP admin interface is very,
errr, *different* layout than most of the forms out there. For one
thing, the buttons I'm referring to are *already* on the
right-hand-side so the whole heat-map is rendered useless before its
even had a chance.....
/me wonders about having heatmap/eye-tracking experts take a look at
the WP admin center once it's finished and just give us their
suggestions on the order and relative placement of things; the design
aspects aside. After all, WP is now one of the biggest projects
anywhere - if we don't take advantage of this kind of stuff then who
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