Item category display should be improved



14 years ago
3 years ago


(Reporter: jens.b, Assigned: wolf)





(1 attachment, 1 obsolete attachment)



14 years ago
Four issues:

The above URL displays "(Categories: MiscellaneousNews)" - the categories
clearly should be separated here, e.g. "(Categories: Miscellaneous, News)".

For Mouse Gestures, it reads "(Categories: Mouse Gestures)", but really should
read "(Category: Mouse Gestures)". It's worth the one line of code IMHO...

Additionally, the Category info should be moved elsewhere. Currently, it looks
like being part of the description - it should be on its own line, either below
the description, or between the version/author/released line and the "Quick
Description" header.

Furthermore, I propose that the Category names are clickable - users might ask
themselves "What other extensions are in that category?". This is especially
useful when there is more than one, or users directly accessed an extension page
without going through the listings (perhaps via the search, or external links).

Comment 1

14 years ago
OK, Items 1 and 2 I'd consider bugs. (though 2 might be an RFE if there's not
code already)

#3, the Category information is placed in such a way to not be too prominent. at
the tail of the description (or notes if present) is one such place, its also
probably the only location thats "above the fold". The other such location that
would be acceptable, IMO, would be in "Extension Details" at the bottom, if it's

#4, the categories sit as links in the sidebar which always appears on the
moreinfo page. Why do the category names need to be linked and draw more
attention to themeselves? (If they're links, that gives another reason to move
them down into Extension Details.)
Assignee: nobody → psychoticwolf
Component: Listings → Web Site
OS: Windows 2000 → All
Hardware: PC → All
Target Milestone: 1.0 → 1.1

Comment 2

14 years ago
Okay, I'm fine with moving it to the bottom. The info is something like a "nice
extra" that just shouldn't distract, which it does when appended to the
description. As long as it's moved away, you can leave out the linkification if
you want.

Comment 3

14 years ago
Created attachment 169036 [details] [diff] [review]
Fixes Item 1 and 2

Comment 4

14 years ago
Created attachment 169037 [details] [diff] [review]
Fixes Item 1 and 2, moves category to Details
Attachment #169036 - Attachment is obsolete: true

Comment 5

14 years ago
OK, that patch addresses Items 1, 2 and 3, but not 4. I don't feel that linking
it  is really needed, perhaps a little bit of a bonus but the category list for
the product/type is only a short mouse-distance away. :-)

I'll check in the second patch in a bit.


14 years ago
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: 1.1 → 1.0
Product: → Graveyard
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