Package details can be difficult to read

Bug #613285 reported by Dylan McCall
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
harvest
Medium
Dylan McCall

Bug Description

Here is a current screenshot of package details:
http://people.ubuntu.com/~dylanmccall/harvest/media/gsoc-week11/package-details-august1.png

It can be difficult to relate the summary on the right to a specific opportunity, especially when there are many of these together.

For now, moving the mouse over an opportunity will give it a light grey highlight all the way across, which acts as an okay alternative to zebra striping (which really didn't fit this very well).
This can also be helped a little bit by reducing the maximum width to something smaller, to avoid having disorienting long lines.

Here's another design that occurred to me:
http://people.ubuntu.com/~dylanmccall/harvest/media/gsoc-week11/package-details-alternate-august1.png

Those Edit buttons could maybe be invisible normally, shown when the mouse is hovering over an opportunity. One advantage here is those details are easy to link up with a specific opportunity, (and edit is a more deliberate act so less of an issue), but a disadvantage is I can't instantly find them as I scan.

We should try some different designs here to find one that fits our use cases.

Tags: ui Edit Tag help

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Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :

I like the second design better, also the idea of making the edit invisible normally. If you want, you could ask the people in #ayatana for an opinion.

Changed in harvest:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
tags: added: ui
Changed in harvest:
assignee: nobody → Dylan McCall (dylanmccall)
milestone: none → 0.2.0
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Changed in harvest:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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