Working on a custom CMS, would love feedback on the outer frame.
Wanted to remove top header area so there is more room for the body content.... also second nav column will have many page items.
Thanks for sharing, Chad. Ions on the left are clear and should be universally understood at a glance. I appreciate how the “content” icon spells out exactly what it lets users do, though I’d expect most people who use a CMS would know that already. One omission: Why does the person icon have no label, when other elements in the side bar do?
The “Standard Hero” text (logo?) is very low-key. Granted, it’s not important for day-to-day activities in the CMS itself, but it occupies an important piece of real estate. I suggest trying it further to the right.
@bengremillion thanks for your feedback, just posted a revision - has some of the suggestions you just mentioned.
@chadMueller Looking good. I also like the way you gave the content area more space. I can really see the advantage of that second column — and this top-bar-free layout underscores its role in the CMS.
On the first column, where all the icons with names are, I cannot differentiate easily between them. I think the name under the icon is too big in comparison with the size of the icon. I think it should be in the other way around. Also, if we consider a block as the icon + name, the separation between blocks is not big enough to distinguish them as rows.
Second column seems perfect to me. I think the separation that you have between sections should implemented in the first column (what I was mentioning in the previous point) in a proportional way.
Definitively I like much more the second version you proposed.
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