This week a friend commented to me that too many user interfaces look like WordPress.
That’s crazy talk, I thought, until I started Googling around. Almost every open source project I looked at seemed to use a dark sidebar menu with white icons and text. WordPress didn’t start this design pattern, but they certainly popularized it.
Here are some of the admin area design for about 20 non-WordPress open source projects.
Over to you
I’m not doing this to pick on any of the platforms listed here, so much as to say that open source UI seems to be stuck in a rut.
If you know of any examples of fresh or creative admin interfaces, please let me know in the comments.