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Dear UI Experts,

What are the best ways which I can improve this sidebar. I feel like its too bold and maybe its good UX wise. I want to know what it lacks visual wise and UX wise.

This is an accordion menu.

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This probably isn't a good question for this site, it's too specific. That being said the text inside seems awfully small for how wide the sidebar is – VoronoiPotato Feb 6 '14 at 20:01
I don't agree with that. Big text is way too clunky and for example, take text sizes of google dashboards its of course small and after all making the sidebar smaller will probably look bad. Lets see what other experts have to say. – user39648 Feb 6 '14 at 20:07
It isn't clear to me what section I am on. I see I am in men's wear but I don't know where exactly. Also, the color of the category bars matches the background color of the page and they don't really stand out very much. – Matt Lavoie Feb 6 '14 at 20:26
Matt you pointed out great points and I absolutely agree with all the points. – user39648 Feb 6 '14 at 20:29
This is a bit too much of a 'can you review my site for me' type question, which isn't really suited to this site. We need questions to be of use to multiple people, so can you cater the question around the actual problem that needs solving? (And also please choose your tags based on what the question is actually about. You seem to be picking random tags that don't fit what you're asking). – JonW Feb 7 '14 at 0:32

Accordion menu should have arrow affordance for each section which expand and collapse. Sections should expand on click anywhere in the row of “Men’s Wear” “Women’s Wear”. Also links under “Men’s Wear” should also highlight to give a feel of which section user is into. Priority of all parent links read as “Men’s Wear” “Women’s wear” etc. should decided on website usage statics by Male, Females etc. Just wondering why left menu start with Search category box. Is it related to left navigation? If not disconnect it.

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