Usability improvements for notifications

(probus) #1

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:

  1. pin unread messages on top of the notifications list,
  2. use a different icon for opened messages (though there seems to be no opened envelope icon in font awesome) and
  3. use a different shade of green that is easier to notice for the highlight.

(Dave McClure) #2

Piggy backing on your better-named topic.

This suggestion:

Was among the other suggestions made here:

(Sam Saffron) #3

This is now complete.

@awesomerobot is looking at improving the shading.

Open vs Closed envelope is a good idea.

(Jeff Atwood) #4

Yeah, I definitely like the idea of open envelope vs. closed.