Vote For The New Header Design

wp27header Pretty awesome to see that in such a short notice, there were ten different header tweaks submitted including one by Kaspars Dambis. I placed my vote early this morning but I followed Janes instructions in opening each full view screenshot in a browser tab and viewing each one. I must have looked at all of them for about 7 minutes without any of them screaming out at me. I finally placed my vote and I’ll just say it was for a design tweak other than the current one.

One interesting thing to note is that when I voted, the second most voted for choice in the poll was to keep the current header design.

Have your say in the header design tweak before the poll closes tonight at 8PM EDT.

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  1. I looked at them for some time as well. I came away thinking it was really a non-contest. None of them really said to me that it was better than the others (although I discounted the ones with menu designs because that wasn’t the point) because the brief was so simple.

    I wonder how the designs would work on MU, because for me, on a non-mu install I didn’t see any good reason to change it. It works OK so I voted for Kaspars because I had read his explanation and understood why he made each change.

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  2. I don’t see anything wrong with the current header area in 2.7. I know that some people have complained about it with regards to making the side menu longer when they have certain menu sections open. There’s a plugin by Ozh that fixes that for them, and many have decided to use that instead.

    With regard to the contest entries, there isn’t one of them that interests me. The DR1: Fluency style, dark entry is leading at the moment with 457 votes, with the Current: keep the current style running second with 412 votes.

    Personally, I don’t care for the Fluency style at all, but I know that others do like it. However, rather than forcing the Fluency style on everyone, I feel it should continue to be a plugin that end users can install and activate on their own, if they so choose.

    You cannot please everyone, no matter what choice is made. There will always be people who will complain about one thing or another. My concern at this point is that WordPress changes the interface again, and risks the possibility of alienating yet another, possibly larger, group of users.

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  3. @Kim – I actually used a backend where the Ozh’s drop down menu was being used and it was a pretty cool experience. Interesting that some of your concerns like changing the interface so soon after 2.7 was one of the things discussed in the result post.

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