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go.dev: highlight above "Discover Packages" is less helpful than it should be #39847

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kortschak opened this issue Jun 25, 2020 · 3 comments
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@kortschak kortschak commented Jun 25, 2020

This is a UX issue following on from #39767. I don't believe it fits into the form of the x/pkgsite page issue report, so this is freeform-ish.

The upper menu for the page includes a pale blue highlight bar above the "Discover Packages" item. In the current incarnation of the page, this appears as an obstructed widget (hence the confusion in the ref'd issue).

It is unclear what the purpose of the highlight above the item in them menu is for, though presumably to draw attention to it. It doesn't really do this well given its pale colouring and perhaps another approach should be chose. Or alternatively just let people read the text, which could remain bolded as it is currently.

What is the URL of the page with the issue?

https://pkg.go.dev/

What is your user agent?

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:77.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/77.0

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@cagedmantis cagedmantis commented Jun 25, 2020

/cc @julieqiu

@julieqiu julieqiu added the UX label Jun 25, 2020
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@julieqiu julieqiu commented Jun 25, 2020

Thanks for the feedback, @kortschak!

/cc @Joanne881107 @spf13 @fflewddur for product / UX input

@julieqiu julieqiu changed the title x/pkgsite: highlight above "Discover Packages" is less helpful than it should be go.dev: highlight above "Discover Packages" is less helpful than it should be Jun 26, 2020
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@spf13 spf13 commented Jun 26, 2020

I agree with this feedback. It's something to consider as we look to improve the site design.

FWIW, the primary indication here is the bolded text. The color bar is stylistic first and functional second.

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