it would be nice if the bug form made more efficient use of screen realestate.
the attached sample is one idea about how to do that (it combine values and explanations into single rows)
Other WBNIF enhancements using css (not shown in example):
- set background colour of mandatory inputs
- set width of inputs in left column to match each other
- vartical align the bold heading text in each cell (to match inputs)
I suggest to remove the "Details" from the form and put it into the main text body. The diffs do not work nice with multiline form fields since they are stored as single lines. Text in the main body is better for diffs and can be edited in WYSIWYG.
I also find it hard to read the tiny font in the form. Why not use the same size as the default text?
Text being better in the body that in a text area in a form is a bug. there is not supposed to be a difference between the two as far as the user is concerned (there were reasons why I did it, but i'll have to go back to my design notes to elaborate.
so please, don't change the data store because you have a valid UI issue.
There are bigger things that need to change. The Codev and Bugs web duality is an issue that needs to be resolved. I find the Bugs web a nice tracking feature, but this duality is messy.
yes, we agree there is a problem wrt the web duality. Codev has too many dead topics, and the Bugs web has too many discussion points. we need to figure ou the discuplins necessary to use the Bugs system only for definate work items that can then be actioned, while Codev is the place to discuss ideas. (which means that this bug should be closed/defered and pushed to Codev).
one problem is that this web has been very useful as a test of the new codebase - we need to have a reason for developers to activly use the new code together, while twiki.org needs to be a showcase for the existing release.
deferred to TWiki:Codev.EdinburghRelease
as one of the first things to do in each release is to review previous development practices. -- WN
Undeferred, post Dakar CC
Reckon the form is OK now. Closing.