[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #29147: Modal and Customizer close/previous/next icons and focus states

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#29147: Modal and Customizer close/previous/next icons and focus states
 Reporter:  helen         |       Owner:  helen
     Type:  defect (bug)  |      Status:  reopened
 Priority:  normal        |   Milestone:  4.0
Component:  General       |     Version:  trunk
 Severity:  normal        |  Resolution:
 Keywords:                |     Focuses:  ui, administration
Changes (by celloexpressions):

 * status:  closed => reopened
 * version:   => trunk
 * resolution:  fixed =>


 This needs some more work in the Customizer. The icon is horizontally
 misaligned, see screenshot.

 But I think we need to revert to a larger close icon here too, as with
 plugins. The 22px icon is way too small to really tell that it's a close
 icon (requires a really close look for me), and it should have hierarchy
 over the section and panel-expansion icons. It also feels like it should
 be larger to carry a similar visual weight to the save button. (all of
 this is also the reason it was set at that size initially). We also need
 to consider that this is a UI change in 4.0 - users are unlikely to react
 well to a text button being replaced with a tiny icon, and without the
 background change it's unclear that the click target is actually much
 larger than the icon itself. I'm okay with the smaller panel-back icon if
 we make my next proposed change, but not in love with it - the other type
 of arrow seems more intuitive to me for this particular action.

 We should also make this match our panel arrow thing by changing the
 background color to the darker gray on hover/focus. Won't be consistent
 with the admin, but at least we can be consistent within the Customizer,
 which is front-end rather than admin context anyway, and not functionally
 the same as a modal. This isn't great either, and I hugely prefer the
 bolder use of colors that [29542] ripped out, but at least it's consistent
 with the panel titles. I'm working on a patch for this.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/29147#comment:7>
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