Just a wild thought to make "Detail Navigations" "Portal Favorites" etc... on the left hand side to show text I want them to be. and group up some of the given role functions.
Messages - [this is header tray in the nice colored block]
coperate news [DTN panel item]
new task [DTN panel item]
rules of conduct [DTN panel item]
is this possible to do just by regular configs without making customized panel?