A few weeks ago, Brian Floe had a great feature request — to add a drop-down menu to the network bar, giving NCs direct access to all their manage pages.
It's simple, easy to do, and makes site management easier — we love it, and we're going to roll it out soon. In the meantime, we had one product question we wanted to ask. Would you rather see all Dashboard items in one list, or have a sub-nav? See the mockups for what I mean.
My vote is for Option A, because it's probably worth seeing everything at once, even if it does make the list pretty long. Also, we think there are ways we can optimize this organization going forward, so we're not super-committed to keeping the current structure. Might not make sense to set up a sub-nav if we're going to change it later.
With that in mind let us know what you feel — this is a feature for NCs by NCs :)
I too, prefer option A. Less mouse movement involved.
Option B for me. Great feature!
James Larken Smith
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I'm voting for option A for two reasons.
1) I thought (part of) the idea was to save a keystroke. If you have the sub nav slide out you've lost that.
2)I haven't memorized all the choices (lol) so I would be looking through the sub-nav choices to find the one I want.
Extra note: I'm hoping, that at least in my wide screen monitor, the placement of the drop down will actually be off the main page because it will be tied to the top bar 'My Network'. In any case, I also hope you make it an opt-in feature (save yourself some grief from NCs that want 'control' of their network). I have the 'most used' (for me) in sub-tabs already and I'm quite happy with that.