For those using the LeoFinance frontend, you probably noticed things have changed UI-wise. Not enough to call it an 'update', though the LeoFinance team insists on calling it that, but rather some kind of light refresh to how some buttons and graphical symbols are organized in a post card, and the notification function came along as a bonus.
All of those changes are inefficient and counterintuitive when it comes in practice. Spacing out those buttons along the length of the post card, shown below as an example, results in more mouse travel needed to reach to each one of them.
This is a significant downgrade from the older organization of having them huddled together in the lower-left corner, which, having it that way, makes the buttons readily available in your visual field without moving your eyes, as well as reducing mouse travel between each button. Not to mention, grouping them together gives off a much cleaner, more organized look on the surface.
This spacing issue isn't exclusive to those post interaction buttons, either. Just look at the profile icon, the LeoFinance icon and the headline of any post card out there and you'll see that they are dangerously close to the embedded image in a post card, almost clipping into the edge of each other's element. This creates the feeling of tackiness and, frankly, it looks cheap and jerry-rigged altogether. The older way of organization of those elements elicited a much more professional and clean look to things.
This is detrimental to how we look in terms of cleanness and element organization, as well as to how practical this new update is. The more I look at this, the more I wish we could get a legacy option to revert back. But hey, at least we got something of value out of this '''update''' which is the notification area.
Posted Using LeoFinance Beta