Post by Daniel » Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:56 pm

I need the advice of the community.

Which is the opencart admin design you like?
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Post by florinsith » Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:12 am

Both look amazing, I personally preffer first one, the menu is better highlighted in a dark background.

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Post by labeshops » Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:14 am

Are the colors the only difference?

If so, I like the bottom one better. Not a fan of black/dark backgrounds myself.

Have to be honest though that the admin design really doesn't matter much to me - I've rearranged much of admin to suit the way I work so will probably do the same with 2.0 eventually.
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Post by grgr » Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:15 am

2

Staring at 1 for a while is a bit harsh on the eyes, well, mine at least.

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Post by Chris_AXA » Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:32 am

I vote for a combo of both. Blue/white top bar & grey left bar. I would also suggest making the background of the side nav a few shades darker so the contrast with the active page/icon (white bg) is a bit bigger.

Looks good btw. Much needed visual improvement for the admin.

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Post by discoverytdi » Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:56 am

Second one, have v2.0 on my local server and have trouble with the black.
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Post by Johnathan » Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:35 am

I like the second one as well

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Post by threebuoys » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:41 am

Chris_AXA wrote:I vote for a combo of both. Blue/white top bar & grey left bar. I would also suggest making the background of the side nav a few shades darker so the contrast with the active page/icon (white bg) is a bit bigger.

Looks good btw. Much needed visual improvement for the admin.

I agree with Chris

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Post by Radiantman » Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:02 am

Definitely the second one, easier on the eyes

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Post by Daniel » Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:12 am

2nd one it is!

strange how everyone has different opinion. like peoples brains are wired different to like different colours.

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Post by versu » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:41 pm

I think, both designs are not good. It will be better to move left vertical menu bar to the header, because there is too much free space in the header, and with converting vertical menu to horizontal, we could win some space for the main block. Not everyone is using smartphones or another mobile devices, so it is not fair to make interfaces only for mobile users. Here is my vision of this idea:
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Post by dklnd » Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:33 pm

versu wrote:I think, both designs are not good. It will be better to move left vertical menu bar to the header, because there is too much free space in the header, and with converting vertical menu to horizontal, we could win some space for the main block.
Versu makes a really valid point about saving space and it looks just as good.

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Post by madimar » Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:50 pm

I agree with versus, actually. I'd prefer an horizontal menu bar instead of vertical one. Horizontal space is more important imho.

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Post by discoverytdi » Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:46 pm

dklnd wrote:
versu wrote:I think, both designs are not good. It will be better to move left vertical menu bar to the header, because there is too much free space in the header, and with converting vertical menu to horizontal, we could win some space for the main block.
Versu makes a really valid point about saving space and it looks just as good.
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Post by Daniel » Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:42 pm

the horizontal space will not be there when shrink it down on a mobile!

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Post by Daniel » Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:22 am

also does no one like side bars>?

i don;t that much either but seems to be the way forward. you need to ask what your client thinks.

I know from a design point of view top menus look good because they are like menu bars on desktops.

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Post by labeshops » Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:05 am

I don't particularly like side bars - or side tabs for that matter. I've removed most of the horizontal tabs you had in admin and put all the info on 1 page as that works better for me.

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Post by Qphoria » Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:05 am

I vote #2 as well
I like the fresh look and the sidebar isn't bad.
Daniel wrote:2nd one it is!

strange how everyone has different opinion. like peoples brains are wired different to like different colours.
Interestingly... the people who liked the first 1 were florinsith and XyPher...
Both of whom have a logo that incorporates 2 very hard colors when mixed: "Blue and Red"

This is no fun to read

So maybe their eyes are shot from years of red on blue reading :)

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Post by Xyph3r » Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:20 am

Qphoria wrote: This is no fun to read

So maybe their eyes are shot from years of red on blue reading :)
But this is fun to read

The colors are side by side. Blue is not in background. :)

I've changed the device and looked again at the second screen...Now I can see the grey. :) (at first...I saw white because of a poorly configured monitor..and it was strange)

Both looks good..It really doesn't mather which one is picked...Personally I prefer dark colors :)

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