Opened 8 months ago

Last modified 6 months ago

#2287 open defect

Review Summary Bar and Home Page ordering

Reported by: zzz Owned by: sadie
Priority: minor Milestone: 0.9.38
Component: apps/console Version: 0.9.35
Keywords: Cc: slumlord
Parent Tickets: #2330

Description

Big UI prop last year by str4d changed the ordering and content of several summary bar sections. I believe these changes should be reviewed and reconsidered. Raised as an issue in #1996 comment 1.

It also flipped the icon sections to put "Applications and Configuration" icons back above the "Hidden Services of Interest" icons. I believe this change should be reverted. Raised as an issue in #1996 comment 2.

These changes were made without much if any debate either before the prop or in any responses in #1996. With usability testing now underway, creating a separate ticket here for these items alone and assigning to Sadie for general (or specific) guidance.

Any changes would be quite easy to implement, so setting milestone to 36 for now, subject to availability of test results.

Note that for the summary bar, there are four separate hardcoded defaults that are adjustable: simple/full home page, each with regular/advanced versions.

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Change History (8)

comment:1 Changed 8 months ago by zzz

related: #1401

comment:2 Changed 7 months ago by zzz

  • Milestone changed from 0.9.36 to 0.9.37

ping for guidance, pushing to 37

comment:3 Changed 7 months ago by sadie

I agree that "Hidden Services of Interest" should come before "Applications and Configuration." Ideally, a new user would have configuration taken care of through a set up wizard, so seeing this first would be redundant.
Also, Stop/ Restart should be at the bottom of the the summary bar.

Here are some ideas, not complete in any way for bigger changes that came out of a conversation with Alex ( hopefully I took proper notes ;)

Summary Bar:

Is there any benefit to having this change from /home to /console? Should we show less options? What does a user need to access? Here is a simplified version to consider:

Network Status ( Is it working - peers/ tunnels )
I2P Services
Help/FAQ
Restart/ Stop

/Home page considerations:

  • remove flags and have a drop down menu for language choice or add to a "Settings" menu ( see below)

Remove wall of icons and instead have four menu items with icons for a smaller set of options ie. Settings, Applications, Help, Hidden Services of interest. See Noun Project for icon inspiration.
We could then move the 27 items under "Welcome To I2P" into these menu items. Any orphaned summary bar extras could be added as well. For example:

Settings
( configuration bandwidth, UI light or dark settings, address book, torrents, /hidden services manager, plugins) *do we really need to have options to customize the sidebar and home page?

Applications
( email, torrents, echi2p, )

Help
(FAQ, Wiki, web server, Stats, Report a bug)

Hidden Services of Interest
( site website, etc )

/Console Page Considerations

  • have expandable topics, not a wall of text

-move items from sidebar here ie graphs, i2p internals if they are no longer being included in the summary bar?

comment:4 Changed 6 months ago by zzz

  • I'm not sure I agree with restart/stop section moving to the bottom, at least on /console, because then you'd have to scroll down to find it.
  • The reason the summary bar is different on /home and /console is the same reason there are two pages in the first place - one is simple, one is not. Either we have two different pages or we don't.
  • The Local Tunnels section is pretty important (it's on the android app too) - that's the primary indication that the router is usable (can route client data)

We've agreed to push the more complex changes to 38 - but summary bar defaults are a trivial change, as is flipping the hidden svcs and config sections on /home - those could still happen for 37 if we wanted, but we'd need to decide in the next few days.

comment:5 Changed 6 months ago by sadie

Flipping HS/ Config wouldn't be a bad idea, but as we talked about, all of this is part of a larger design overhaul we can plan for .38. No rush from me to make any changes for this release.

comment:6 Changed 6 months ago by zzz

  • Status changed from new to open

/home sections flipped in b2f5b4c3fa1cee072d10c520b4935daa874a769b to be 0.9.36-10

comment:7 Changed 6 months ago by zzz

  • Milestone changed from 0.9.37 to 0.9.38

ok that's it for 37, won't change any summary bar ordering until 38

comment:8 Changed 6 months ago by zzz

  • Parent Tickets set to 2330
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