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Bug 8026 - improving the buttons to send messages
improving the buttons to send messages
Product: OJS
Classification: Unclassified
Component: User Interface
To be determined
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: P3 normal
Assigned To: PKP Support
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Reported: 2012-11-19 01:56 PST by Nicolas Limare
Modified: 2013-05-29 15:05 PDT (History)
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Description Nicolas Limare 2012-11-19 01:56:05 PST
I think the "mail buttons" used to send various messages should be improved in the OJS interface. First, there is no hint that these buttons are clickable. Then they are very small. And the same UI is used in different context: to contact the author/editor, or to proceed to the next step when a message is required.

This is disturbint for every new OJS user.

This UI should be improved, for example by using standard form buttons with an explanatory text.
Comment 1 Nicolas Limare 2012-11-19 01:57:50 PST
Moreover, there should not be a button to send a message to oneself, such as when the section editor sees this button with their name on the "Editor" line of a submission.
Comment 2 James MacGregor 2013-05-29 15:05:05 PDT
Thanks for these suggestions, Nicolas. These will be taken into consideration during our development of OJS 3.0, which is currently ongoing. In the meantime, you may want to consider making the changes for your own install -- if that is the case, please feel free to post to the support forum with questions and other feedback.