Continuing the discussion from How do I clear the little number in the upper right corner of page?:
I don’t know how often this comes up, but since this behaviour is different from how most other sites (like facebook) handle notifications and I had to scan the attached picture a couple of times to spot the correct message even when I knew what to look for it seems to me there is some room for improvement here.
I can offer a few i suggestion here:
- pin unread messages on top of the notifications list,
- use a different icon for opened messages (though there seems to be no opened envelope icon in font awesome) and
- use a different shade of green that is easier to notice for the highlight.