[UI] Headers and Footers

Kent Rogers kar at cray.com
Fri Dec 17 14:31:08 UTC 2010

I really like the way BMO does the header, with the bug_id and the
summary on the blue bar.  It is extremely useful to be able to cut/paste
the bug ID and the summary from there.  You can't do that from the title
bar, and also not effectively from the summary line.  I think that
should be the default and wouldn't make the blue bar seem so redundant.

I like the idea of fixing the header and getting rid of the footer, but
I definitely would want saved searches available, maybe in a drop-down
from the header menu.

Eagerly awaiting your blogspot update to see what a "tweak ui turn
buckle" looks like ... ;-)

- Kent

On Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 06:50:55PM -0600, Guy Pyrzak wrote:
> Hello again!
> Part 2 of the UI discussions is below.
> Header and Footer
> This discussion was pretty straight forward. We pointed out that the header right now consists of two parts, one is a menu (more about that later) and on top of that a bar that usually contains the words "Bugzilla", the name of the page (which usually also appears as the page title and then again on the page itself), and then the version number. This second blue bar is mostly the title of the page which is typically very redundant. We also noticed that we waste a lot of vertical real estate on this bar. So basically we're thinking we should get rid of it, not the menu, the bar on top of it. There was also discussion about fixing the position of the top menu bar at the top of the screen (along with some shaking heads) so that the Bugzilla menu is there no matter where you scroll to, Gerv added if we do that we might want to add the save bug button to it.
> Next was the footer. Again a lot there that mostly no one uses. Another area which is redundant is the footer, a lot of space taken up for Saved Searches, another menu and then if you have it turned on, tagging. We all agreed we should have only one menu bar, at the top. I think the overall decision on the footer was most of it should go away. I know many users at Mozilla have told me they like having their saved searches visible on the screen for ctrl-f purposes, so more than likely the saved searches would live behind a tweak ui turn buckle that appeared inline for those users, along with the version number,  and some other detailed information might stay at the bottom in smaller text. But the short story is, the footer navigation and other UI elements should mostly go away in favor of making the header better.
> checkout guy-pyrzak.blogspot.com<http://guy-pyrzak.blogspot.com> later today for mock ups of the new header menu.
> -Guy

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