We’ve made some tweaks to the menu, and they’re up on the preview site for everyone to see. We replaced the ‘account’ item with your avatar; we hid the search bar by default and added a search icon that triggers/focuses it to the menu; and we made some accessibility improvements to the menu while we were in there.
The avatar change is super simple: we replaced the word ‘account’ with your avatar, at least for larger screen sizes. We tried some stuff for mobile, but the avatar didn’t add much to the larger menu items, so we left that as-is.
The search change cleans up the top part of, well, all the pages that have a search bar, especially the dashboard. Once expanded, the search behaves as it did before. We’ve got plans to make search even nicer — putting it in a dropdown like the rest of the menu items, making it work as a Chrome search tool, and a few other refinements — but those are still in the works.
There have been a couple suggestions about accessibility improvements for WaniKani, and we’re listening to those concerns. We can’t address them all at once, but we’re going to include accessibility updates to any work we do. So, we made sure that there’s decent keyboard access to all the menu items and that the focused state is super clear. We think those were the missing accessibility pieces for the menu — if we’ve missed anything else, let us know.
That’s it. We’ll push this up to the main site on April 6, unless we’ve missed the boat on something large. As always, let us know what you think, and thanks for the feedback!