Alternative view for "Projects" page
When handling multiple projects with one Redmine installation, the "Projects" page soon gets rather confusing.
Style wise it is well designed, but this design is not very well suited to display many projects at once.
We are managing a ever growing number of projects with Redmine. The feedback is very positive, except for the projects page, where people are rather confused the first time. After becoming acquainted with it, the feedback gets better, but it is not possible to quickly search for projects.
I know there is the dropdown menu AND the search field, but people tend to use the projects page anyway.After doing a small poll at work, I made a list of what people think the main problems are
- you need to scroll, even with a relatively small number of projects
- distinction between project entries is rather hard
- it is not possible to reorder the list in any way
- compact view with multiple projects on one page (table with some columns perhaps)
- smaller overall font size
- description as tooltip or shorter description
- order by assigned projects first, then alphabetically
Maybe a detailed list view similar to the administrative projects list could be handy too, as could be a switch or menu where the view style can be selected (current view for a small number of projects, new view or list view for many projects).
#5 Updated by Jeffrey Jones about 7 years ago
I would have thought a grid layout would be easiest. Each main project is one Grid-box and all subprojects are listed underneath inside that grid-box in roughly the same manner as now.
I think that would provide a reasonable use of space. For example:
_____________________________ |Main Project1|Main Project2| | Sub-1 | Sub-1 | | Sub-2 | | | Sub-sub 3 | | |_____________|_____________| |Main Project3|Main Project2| | | Sub-1 | | | Sub-sub2 | | | | |_____________|_____________|
Or something along those lines. Bonus point is that those with large screens see more projects on screen at anyone time (floated div grid)
#10 Updated by Patrick Meidl over 6 years ago
also I totally agree with Terence Mill, the projects list in administration would be a much better starting point for me.
what I would also like to suggest is to add direct links to different tabs of a project (e.g. to directly to Issues or Wiki from the global project list).
#16 Updated by Denis Peplin over 4 years ago
Simple projects table plugin: https://github.com/denispeplin/redmine-projects-table
Not sure it is really useful at the moment, but can be a good starting point.
#17 Updated by Joshua DeClercq over 4 years ago
The simple table plugin does a nice job of compressing the list, which might be enough to 'solve' this page for a lot of people.
There's also a plugin called project accordion. It isn't quite as compressed, but it's a collapsible view of projects, so you only see the top level until you start clicking through.
Either goes a long, LONG way toward addressing layout concerns, but honestly, these need to be built into Redmine so we don't lose them as plug-in developers move to other things in life in the future (DMSF, I'm looking at you).
#18 Updated by Denis Peplin over 4 years ago
Plugin ProjectTable updated, now it seems good enough to really replace default Projects view for those, who don't wont anything more complex, that default Projects page, but wants to see it more compact.
I've registered plugin in catalog: http://www.redmine.org/plugins/projects_table