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Admin area overhaul |
August 15, 2011, 14:44:31
Some work on the admin panel

I started to rework the admin / moderator and profile areas, because they all share a common design in SMF.

First of all, the menu toggle is gone for good. I never liked the dropdown menus in the admin and profile areas, because these CSS-based menus are just evil. They'll always get into your way when you need them least and are somewhat confusing given the number of entries the admin area offers.

Sidebar is the way to go, especially because we tend to have more horizontal than vertical space to waste in our widescreen resolution world and sidebars are just a common thing in web applications.

See the screenshot for how it currently looks like. Note the yellow bars is something I'd already implemented throughout the UI - ticked check boxes now mark the entire table row with a highlight CSS class. This also works for most inline moderation tasks.
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