Feature #21148

Remove "Latest Projects" from Home page

Added by Sebastian Paluch over 2 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:Jean-Philippe Lang% Done:

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Category:UI
Target version:3.2.0
Resolution:Fixed

Description

In some of our Redmine installations where project list is fixed the "Latest Projects" box located on "Home" page is confusing for users. It would be good to have a setting to disable it.


Related issues

Related to Redmine - Patch #21160: Add "View all projects" link to "Latest projects" box on ... Closed
Related to Redmine - Feature #21203: Add "Issue tracking" list to home New

Associated revisions

Revision 14854
Added by Jean-Philippe Lang over 2 years ago

Don't show projects created more than 30 days ago in "Latest projects" (#21148).

Revision 14877
Added by Jean-Philippe Lang over 2 years ago

Removed "Latest projects" from home page (#21148).

Revision 14881
Added by Jean-Philippe Lang over 2 years ago

Test failure (#21148).

History

#1 Updated by Go MAEDA over 2 years ago

Some people lose older projects because they misunderstand there are only 5 projects which they can see in the "Latest Projects" box.

#2 Updated by Jean-Philippe Lang over 2 years ago

Maybe we could only display the latest projects that were created less than 30 days ago. The "Latest projects" would then not show up if no projects were created recently. And no need to add an option for that.
What do you think?

#3 Updated by Sebastian Paluch over 2 years ago

Jean-Philippe Lang wrote:

Maybe we could only display the latest projects that were created less than 30 days ago. The "Latest projects" would then not show up if no projects were created recently. And no need to add an option for that.
What do you think?

As long as entire "Latest Projects" box goes away and is not shown at all then that would be OK for most installations where we have just few fixed projects. After 30 days the box would be gone.

I personally don't like the box anyway, I like Home page to be a simple welcome, with short but good explanation what to do next, here to go, which is important for new users. The box distracts, drags away user attention from the text.

Additionally, the box could not show up for not logged users.

#4 Updated by Jean-Philippe Lang over 2 years ago

  • Subject changed from Option to hide/disable "Latest Projects" on Home page to Hide "Latest Projects" on Home page when there's no new projects
  • Target version set to 3.2.0

#5 Updated by Go MAEDA over 2 years ago

I think the behavior showing/hiding the box depending on created date may confuses users. Probably some users says that they cannot find project if the box is hidden.

I hope that r14854 is reverted and #21160 will be implemented. As I worte on #21148#note-1, confusion may be avoided by adding "View all projects" link like "Latest News" box.

#6 Updated by Go MAEDA over 2 years ago

  • Related to Patch #21160: Add "View all projects" link to "Latest projects" box on "Home" view added

#7 Updated by Sebastian Paluch over 2 years ago

Go MAEDA wrote:

I think the behavior showing/hiding the box depending on created date may confuses users. Probably some users says that they cannot find project if the box is hidden.

I can't agree with this. The box is in most cases useless, it shows very partial information. In our main engineering installation, where projects are created regularly, often entire trees of projects to cover all deliverables, showing last 5 in the box presents stuff out of its context. Instead the "Jump to project..." box is much more useful and used much more often. To improve its readability I have added a patch #19370.

#8 Updated by Go MAEDA over 2 years ago

As far as I know, beginners tend to select project from "Latest projects" box and have difficulty in finding other projects, so I suggest adding "All projects" link to the box in #21160 (plese see the following screenshot). Turning off and on the box probably confuse them. I agree if the box is always hidden.

#9 Updated by Jean-Philippe Lang over 2 years ago

I'm fine with removing the "Latest projects" box completely. Any objections?

#10 Updated by Go MAEDA over 2 years ago

Jean-Philippe Lang wrote:

I'm fine with removing the "Latest projects" box completely. Any objections?

Absolutely agree.

#11 Updated by Go MAEDA over 2 years ago

We will get large empty area on Home after removing "Latest projects" box. I have suggested a use of it in #21203.

#12 Updated by Go MAEDA over 2 years ago

#13 Updated by Jean-Philippe Lang over 2 years ago

  • Subject changed from Hide "Latest Projects" on Home page when there's no new projects to Remove "Latest Projects" from Home page
  • Status changed from New to Closed
  • Assignee set to Jean-Philippe Lang
  • Resolution set to Fixed

Latest Projects removed in r14877.

We will get large empty area on Home after removing "Latest projects" box. I have suggested a use of it in #21203.

We should not add this just to fill some space. I'd prefer to make it customizable like My page instead, to let people show information that they find relevant for the home page.

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