Bug 8307 - Grid column titles redundant
Grid column titles redundant
Status: NEW
Product: OJS
Classification: Unclassified
Component: User Interface
3.0b
All All
: P3 normal
Assigned To: PKP Support
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Reported: 2013-07-16 13:21 PDT by Alec Smecher
Modified: 2013-07-29 09:15 PDT (History)
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Description Alec Smecher 2013-07-16 13:21:19 PDT
Most of the column titles in most of the grids are not useful. Consider hiding them? Reviewing to see which are actually useful? Needs discussion and proposals.
Comment 1 Alec Smecher 2013-07-22 13:43:27 PDT
(If we do away with titles, how do we manage ordering?)
Comment 2 beghelli 2013-07-29 08:25:31 PDT
(In reply to comment #1)
> (If we do away with titles, how do we manage ordering?)

I think you meant sorting.
Comment 3 beghelli 2013-07-29 08:29:01 PDT
Here is a list with all grids and their respective screenshots. The ones that share same colunms and structure are represented by only one example.

In general, I think that we can hide the column names from all file list and selectable files grids. There are some other small cases that are described in the document:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AluNGOaFSV0CdFFTZGNJdGhtZGFYbWlPTV9NVVBrT2c&usp=sharing
Comment 4 beghelli 2013-07-29 08:45:29 PDT
Related to sorting, if a grid needs that functionality, I think we will have to make the column names visible again. That's the most common way to do sorting and I don't think we need to introduce something new.

Maybe when the column names are hidden we can present a sort link action to bring them back. Then user can click on column names to sort the items. If user clicks anywhere else inside the page, the column names disappear again.
Comment 5 Alec Smecher 2013-07-29 09:15:23 PDT
Thanks, Bruno.

To me this is not clear-cut. Since it's a very UI-related issue I would rather wait until the results of the UI/UX review to make a decision on it. Deferring to 3.0b.