We have an admin page in our application that has toomanytab-itus (see the second set of tabs are stacking):
I've been tasked with solving this issue. Reorganising/grouping the content to reduce the number of tabs was my first choice but this is looking too expensive to implement. So my cheap and cheerful solution is to simply replace the tabs with buttons:
My boss is concerned this will be an unfamiliar mechanism to users. Does anyone have any examples of where this sort of approach has been used before? or any other solutions to the too many tabs problem?
Thankyou for all the feedback and answers. I have come up with a different solution based on all your useful feedback, which groups areas into fewer, more user-friendly tabs and any sub-options are dealt with with a link bar.