[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #27406: Widget Customizer: Organize all widget area sections into a meta customizer section

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Tue Jun 24 00:24:06 UTC 2014

#27406: Widget Customizer: Organize all widget area sections into a meta customizer
 Reporter:  westonruter                          |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement                          |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal                               |   Milestone:  4.0
Component:  Customize                            |     Version:  3.9
 Severity:  normal                               |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  has-patch dev-feedback needs-        |     Focuses:  ui,
  testing ux-feedback                            |  javascript

Comment (by celloexpressions):

 In [attachment:27406.4.diff]:
 - Use the term "Panel" instead of page, for better clarity with the API,
 per IRC.
 - Hide close button when in panels, per IRC. Currently this allocates
 enough space for several translations that I checked, but it may need a
 bit more for others.
 - The phrase "You are editing your site's ..." has been replaced with "You
 are customizing ...", which should work for most use-cases for panels
 (this is in the panel title area).
 - Improve the animations sliding into and out of panels. It should now be
 a simple, smooth slide left/right, with the arrow and close button doing
 - Add a brief description to the "Widgets" panel, based on the help text
 in the Widgets admin page.
 - Key the colors to color schemes where needed (just the back arrow for

 Other notes:
 - #28504 would introduce icons to customizer sections. I'd propose only
 including icons on panels and top-level sections, but leaving them off of
 sub-sections within panels (maybe including the panel header one for the
 whole panel), as all sections within a panel should theoretically have a
 similar purpose.
 - Should all panels be listed before top-level sections, or should they
 have mixed sorting? I think it's better to keep them separate, as the
 small arrow indicators are more effective when grouped, and users are
 probably more likely to need to use a panel then a top-level section when
 entering the Customizer at any given time (if Widgets and Menus are
 panels, for example).
 - The keyboard accessibility needs some work, I'm not sure what the best
 behavior would be but it technically works in.4.diff (have to tab back up
 to the top arrow to exit a sub-panel).
 - It would be cool if we automatically built in a deep-linking mechanism
 to access specific panels immediately by their id when entering the
 customizer (future enhancement).

 Overall, this is getting pretty polished and may be ready for a first pass
 to go in soon.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/27406#comment:29>
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