> the "logged in as admin" looks like a button, is that intended? if yes, what action does
> it invoke?
To be honest I thought about making a button so that each user can go to his profile page to change his password, on the other site it should just be a panel in the status bar.
> status bar at the bottom could work if we use some highlight-effect
This should definitely use some fading-animation to attract the attention. After first few times the user will automatically look down there.
> we also have to check if we need multiline-statuses somewhere
Multiline status messages are quite uncommon, or not?
> and change the way ajax-errors are displayed (currently a big red status message)
I added an error dialog to my mockup. This dialog could also fade out automatically so that the user doesn't have to click on OK (maybe with some countdown on the OK button like "OK (10).. OK (9).. OK (8)" and so on).
"collapse"-button needs a vertical border spanning the whole height - at the moment it looks like you'd just be collapsing the currently viewed "sub-area".
Good point! I fixed that.
> the rearranged commands might work well for people with office experience, but its
> confusing having the two main actions affecting different parts of the UI
> "create"=>sitetree, "publish"=>current page). just my two cents, might be a non-issue :)
I don't think that this is confusing because Create also affects the content area (the part where TinyMCE resides) and primarily I want create a page (which is then the new current page) and not change the site tree. The change of the site tree is just a side effect of the page creation (as the change of the file structure in Word for example).
Here is the new version:
and the annotated version
> In terms of visually hiding / showing nodes in the tree, personally I quite like the way
> I've done it here however I'll leave this up to your good judgement :-)
The treesearch doesn't work in IE7.