We’ve being using the updated WordPress dashboard, a work in progress since early last month and I’m giving this dashboard makeover a thumbs up.
No new features have been added and the arrangement has stayed the same but they’ve painted it black and readability has been improved.
We’ve drawn new icons, increased contrast and font size, and generally modernized the design from top to bottom. We’re still working on it, but you can preview it starting today! To step into the future, head over to Users → Personal Settings in your blog’s dashboard and check “Enable experimental admin design (MP6),” then Save Changes. We’d love to have you preview the new design and let us know what you think. You can use this feedback form to send us your ideas.
My feedback was:
The contrast and readability is much improved.
The clutter has been reduced.
There is a sporadic lag time when loading Admin pages but a left click anywhere on the page while it’s loading brings it up instantly.
It seems the blue we have long associated with WordPress has giving way to black as we can see in our comments in the Reader.
It will be interesting to see what the near future will hold for more dashboard changes. I’m looking for a seamless experience when navigating between the global http://wordpress.com/ dashboard and my own blogs’ dashboards. At present it’s too many clicks for my liking.
Have you enabled experimental admin design (MP6) at Users → Personal Settings in your blog’s dashboard?
If so have you provided your feedback to the dashboard changes ie. a work in progress?