Try making the Inserter category icons grayscale. #16163
Fixes #14180. There's a concern that the full-color icons cause more cognitive load than they do help. While the primary desire is to remove them fully, I'm trying out the secondary option of just making them grayscale. This will minimize their brightness, but still allow them to help guide the user to that section of blocks.
How has this been tested?
Types of changes
Minor CSS filter added to the icon.
kjellr left a comment
Looks good! A few considerations:
I'm not sure that any of those are critical, so this gets a
From an accessibility perspective, I don't see particular issues. As long as there's meaningful text to describe the sections, icons are purely decorative.
From other perspectives, I fully share the concerns expressed in the related issue, including plugin competition. As I see it, the inserted is not a place for branding or advertising. This should be discussed at a product level though, so it's just my 2 cents
@kjellr I agree with your first two points and felt like a CSS filter was the safest bet. I also added an
@youknowriad I'd rather keep them grayscale, even on hover. I think reducing color in the Inserter throughout is the better path forward.
@afercia Thanks for the review!