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further simplify interface
Jun 20, 2007
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by pixtur, 23k
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For a client we need a way easier user interface. This page collects some elements in
that should be hidden / changed for a minimalistic UI.
Option to hide tasks
Most people want to start like with a wiki or forum software and are distracted by tasks and tasks assignments. This option should be project and person specific and will hide the create functions and tasks pages unless there exists tasks:
remove "assigned tasks" if empty
remove works for, if non assigned
remove efforts, if option is off
If tasks are deactivated, default item type should be "Topic".
Options to hide bugs
If this is been deactivated, bugs cannot be created
Remove Project > "Calculation" tab by default
This advanced feature is not used by most people.
Collapse projView > "Details"-Block by default
Rename "Docu" tab
Documentation is too software development specific. This page should be renamed: Suggestions:
Make public levels optional
This option is project specific.
Option to hide "Company" sections
But only, if there are no companies.
Rename "home" section
Most testers are confused by naming the "home" tab by their name. We should rename it to "home" and rename the "home"-page to "Recent changes".
Person > "new: Note" optional
should be hidden with configuration variable
Remove taskEdit forward message
this features should be repaced by request feedback
Remove update-tab in "Topic" comment block
Mind item-type "Task" / "Topic"
If type is "Topic" it should be ..."Create another task after submit".
If default type is "Topic"...
leave this option entirely.
insert a dummy topic name to the name field
Probably rename "Name" -> "Title"
Remove "Help" link
This is only confusing until we got some real help stuff
Alternatively we should provide a mapping to wiki pages (could be defined in pageHandlers).
I believe that Labels are only do trouble. Since we now distinguish "Bugs", "Tasks" and "Topics" we no longer need Labels. Sooner or later we should have some sort of tagging.
Probable completely drop tabs in "topicEdit"
are deactivated for a project we do not need "Short" and "Order_id" and can hide the "Display"-tab entirely.
Clean up home menu
Make sure, that the quickHomeSelector works consistently.
in Home > Recent changes
Show all changes by default
Provide link "Hide my changes" / "Also show my changes"
Add prefix for clarity
Rename home Section to "Home" (not current user's name)
Rename "Docu" -> "Topics"
Rename "Geschichte" -> "Verlauf"
Add additional navigation style and border of page (very tricky)
Clarify current navigation option
Move Navigation to far right ???
Increase clarity of feedback messages
Shorten feedback message.
Fade "Main/Minor"-title separator
fade Item-Id link
Remove "Edit description"-Button
Rename "Name" -> "Summary"
Rename "Comment" -> "Details"
Add request feedback function (Although this is an additional feature it will add tremendous benefit for the invested complexity. The empty edit box should have grayed text "enter name...".