This ticket comment has some visual history A visual history shows the evolution of an interface over time and across releases. of the h1 in wp-admin that I’d like to bubble up to here. Thanks @afercia.
h1 was used for the site name in all the admin screens, with a link back to the front page. It was removed with the refactoring of the admin bar. See how it looked in WordPress 3.0 in this screenshot.
Priori to 3.0, the header The header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes. had “Visit Site” cuddled next the site name h1 to make it more discoverable. This screenshot shows WP 2.7.
More screenshots at: https://cloudup.com/cqzGvz97_zO