At my company we are making a website where we have about four roles:
- Not signed User
- Signed User
If a user is signed in, we have a option for access to a page called settings that displays user settings which he can change. But Representative and Administrator have more pages, where they may edit data about the organization they represent or data about the application. This need for a "administration" page is something new, born of a change in business means.
The opinion of the development team is to fuse the two into a "Settings" page. I voiced against it because jamming it into the settings page is not good semmantic, and may make the users misunderstand. My opinion is for a "Options Zone"/"User Panel" where the user may choose one of many pages to change settings or administrate his Organization.
Are there guidelines or a best practices way of doing it?