Last night, I noticed the buttons that WordPress uses:
They have a double border to give them the raised appearance of buttons. In addition, the important action, "Save", is bold. I wonder if using a style like that would be good.
> Elijah, maybe we need to move the status messages to appear on the bottom left, in the white gap that the buttons create. Maybe the green background box isn't so appropriate now; maybe we just want to write red or green text on the white background, with some kind of icon next to it?
I think moving it to the bottom left is a good idea because that is where the status bar in most applications is located. Would we want to make the status message disappear after a while like it does now, or alway show until replaced by a new status message?
Edit: In addition, WordPress makes dangerous buttons turn red on hover: http://www.elijahlofgren.com/silverstripe/images/usability/13-wordpress-delete-button-hover.png
I wonder if doing something like that would be a nice usability enhancement.