Poor UI Design in a Database Admin Page

Another poor UI design. Adding a database using this layout is quite easy: click the icon with the plus (“+”) character over it.

The current interface for adding a new database at iPage.

Dropping a database, however, isn’t immediately obvious. The icon to do so appears to the right of the “add user” icon, in the right section of the page. It’s likely there because the UI designer(s) didn’t want users to mistakenly delete databases.

OK. Understood. But, why not place the icon along the same row as the add database feature, but along the right margin?

A suggestion about where the “drop database” feature might better appear.


By Roy

I am an instructor, programmer, and composer based in New York City.

1 comment

  1. Ehh, but that’s not the end of it! Wait until somebody drops the whole thing while trying to adding a user. (Bobby tables much?)

    I hope there’s at least two confirmation dialogs in there.

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