Allow Manual Sort/Custom Flagging to Subaccount Menu
Our two brand names look similar in the account dropdown (i.e., they have similar initials and are about the same length). I'd like to have, e.g., a blue circle at the top whenever I'm in one and a red square at the top whenever I'm in another.
It wouldn't have to take up much space; it could take up just the height of the account dropdown and be positioned just to the right of it. It should be on a white background, so in a white square to the right of the dropdown.
I didn't mean to say that your idea of colors and shapes wasn't viable - more that there is a finite number of each and therefore a limited number of sites you could "tag". Even if we just wind up implementing an open text field for, you could use emoticons to give your list some color! But we do need to consider accessibility, screen-readers and searchability of whatever we go with. Which is why I'm very interested to see what solutions the platform team can provide - especially in light of the other UI work that is ongoing.
I'm going to submit this ticket to Engineering now and will let you know as I receive information back. If you think of any other possibilities please continue to add them here!
Thanks Jeff, and have a great weekend!
- Jocelyn @ Bronto
Indeed, shapes and colors would be difficult with dozens of accounts. However, if you allowed multiples, it would become somewhat manageable. (E.g., two blue stars is different from a red star and a blue star side by side, which is different from one blue star.) You could also make it optional, so people with many accounts could label some, none, or all of them as they wish.
Good morning Jeff!
I really like the idea of adding some type of manual or custom identification to the subaccount pulldown list. However, while you may only have two similarly named sites, some of our other customers have dozens (a few even have hundreds!). For that reason, I'm not sure a color/shape system would be scalable for larger Multi-Brand accounts.
I will absolutely still escalate this suggestion to our platform team, but I'd like to go with a broader request rather than a defined solution. I can include your mockup, but I'd also like to see what our UI team can brainstorm. We have some upcoming projects to revisit the way we manage Multi-Brand accounts, so this suggestion comes at a perfect time.
Let me know what you think of this approach and we'll get this ticket on its way!
Thanks so much,
- Jocelyn @ Bronto
Adding: This should be consistent for all agency users, if possible, so people don't get confused if they're working together. Consistency is key with this kind of indicator.