Feature #5920

Unify and improve cross-project views layout

Added by Jean-Baptiste Barth over 6 years ago. Updated 3 months ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:2010-07-21
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:Jean-Philippe Lang% Done:

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Category:UI
Target version:3.4.0
Resolution:Fixed

Description

Recently I started using Redmine with many projects inside (~100), and I found cross-project views not really easy to use :
  • only accessible by "Projects" link in top menu
  • there you have a list of your projects with contextual links which are not really contextual, but lead to other "sections" (view all issues, overall spent time, overall activity)
  • when you click on one of those links the layout changes completely : no more contextual links, you have heterogeneous sidebars
  • you cannot go to an other of the first "sections" without re-clicking on "Projects" at the top (or doing an "Previous page" in the browser to go back there..)
  • a tiny (but maybe unrelated) annoying thing for me : when you don't have any project using time tracking module, you should not see "Overall spent time" link anywhere

Imho it's a notable usability defect if you need those cross-project informations. I leave a patch where I just modified views and added a "cross-sidebar", which should be displayed on each of those pages. It's not perfect at all (maybe to much "h3" sections for instance..). Consider it as a possible start point for the discussion.

Let me know what you think.

5920_git.diff Magnifier (5.75 KB) Jean-Baptiste Barth, 2010-07-21 05:24

cross_project_layout.png (53.5 KB) Jean-Baptiste Barth, 2010-07-21 05:24

cross_project_menu.png (6.06 KB) Jean-Philippe Lang, 2010-07-25 16:14

cross-project-menu-r15983.png (44.2 KB) Go MAEDA, 2016-12-11 09:26


Related issues

Related to Redmine - Patch #6688: Improvements for query-views of Calendar and Gantt Closed 2010-10-18
Related to Redmine - Feature #3224: Better project list New 2009-04-23
Related to Redmine - Feature #14006: A shortcut to view all issues of all projects Closed
Related to Redmine - Patch #17745: Issues page sidebar - Link to issues page Closed

Associated revisions

Revision 15983
Added by Jean-Philippe Lang 4 months ago

Use the main menu for project related actions that support cross-project display.

History

#1 Updated by Jean-Philippe Lang over 6 years ago

there you have a list of your projects with contextual links which are not really contextual, but lead to other "sections" (view all issues, overall spent time, overall activity)

I agree, but I think it would make sense to display a cross-project menu rather than links in the sidebar:

#2 Updated by Jean-Baptiste Barth over 6 years ago

Yes, it might be more intuitive and compatible with what is done in projects.

#3 Updated by Go MAEDA about 1 year ago

  • Related to Feature #14006: A shortcut to view all issues of all projects added

#4 Updated by Go MAEDA 3 months ago

Jan-Phillipe Lang has already implemented "cross-project menu" described in #5920#note-1 in r15983 (I really like this menu!).
I think we can set target version of this issue to 3.4.0.

#5 Updated by Go MAEDA 3 months ago

  • Tracker changed from Defect to Feature

#6 Updated by Jean-Philippe Lang 3 months ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed
  • Assignee set to Jean-Philippe Lang
  • Resolution set to Fixed

Please reopen if anything is missing from the original request.

#7 Updated by Go MAEDA 19 days ago

  • Related to Patch #17745: Issues page sidebar - Link to issues page added

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