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|ID||Project||Category||View Status||Date Submitted||Last Update|
|0012339||mantisbt||webpage||public||2010-09-13 04:08||2018-10-07 04:07|
|Priority||normal||Severity||feature||Reproducibility||have not tried|
|Summary||0012339: Design proposal for "View bug" to increase readability and reduce clutter|
I believe that the current mantis design in many regards is experienced as cluttered and difficult to read:
Everything is in a grid layout - related gui features are not necessarily close together. E.g. in "view bug", the platform/os/osversion fields are spread out across the entire width of the screen.
To many line boxes make the design appear cluttered - especially when the content of each box is missing or very small. E.g. see a bug with only a little information, the relationship/send files/watchers boxes will turn into just a bunch of lines.
It should be possible to prioritise the fields better than in the current design. Some fields, like e.g. severity/status/resolution might be regarded as more important than e.g. the platform and the list of watchers (for most users most of the time).
Attached is a design sketch showing some ideas for a new layout of the view bug page. (The regular mantis header still applies above it.)
This layout is based on the following idea:
I really like the ideas here, especially the two column format.
It will need to take into account custom fields though, and users enabling and disabling various fields in the config. But it's a great looking design.
I also hope Mantis will use dynamic editing on this screen, like how the Tags filter works. And as soon as you change a field, a * can appear in the page title to show that it's unsaved.
Cool design. I'm sure this will surely enhance the usability of Mantis.