User story #1769

PI appearance : description of fields in real page instead of tooltips

Added by Fabrice FLORE-THÉBAULT almost 4 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

Status:ReleasedStart date:2011-09-13
Priority:3Due date:
Assignee:-% Done:

100%

Category:Web - UI & UX
Target version:2.4.0~beta3
Pull Request:

Description

I am very confused with the description of fields in :hover tooltips.

I would prefer to have the description written in tiny characters below the field and its description.

One reason is: you can then have a better overview of all options and what they mean, without moving the mouse on every field.

One other reason is: it can generate errors: if you don't see the description, you will miss some important piece of information about the way you should fill in the field

Another reason: :hover is dead, please avoid it, it doesn't work on tablets and all of these touchscreen devices where you have no mouse. And this is the future.

Another reason: nobody ever looks at :hover stuff, the browser often stop to show the tooltip after a few second, you must move the mouse and try to get the tooltip again...

And the fully personal reason : I don't like it, i am disturbed by it, and fail to justify it accurately. I try to draw the line between my personal taste and some really functional need, but i'm not sure.

ncharles says : descriptions are often too long. I would say : tooltips are not appropriate for long texts (because of the display delay of the browser)

Associated revisions

Revision 631fdbb6
Added by Jean VILVER about 3 years ago

Fixes #1769 Show description of fields in real page instead of tooltips

Revision cb01cff4
Added by Jean VILVER about 3 years ago

Ref #1769 Correct tooltips in Technique Management and improve CSS

History

#1 Updated by Nicolas CHARLES almost 4 years ago

Tiny characters are hard to read. But we have some space on the right. We could have some text filling up this place when are selecting the input/select/radio, and the text would be the description of the currently selected item ? (i'm not sure, just trying to see a solution)

#2 Updated by Fabrice FLORE-THÉBAULT almost 4 years ago

+1 great idea

#3 Updated by François ARMAND almost 4 years ago

  • Target version set to 24

#4 Updated by François ARMAND about 3 years ago

  • Target version changed from 24 to 47

#5 Updated by François ARMAND about 3 years ago

  • Assignee set to Jean VILVER

#6 Updated by François ARMAND about 3 years ago

  • Priority changed from N/A to 3

#7 Updated by Jean VILVER about 3 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Pending technical review
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

#8 Updated by Jonathan CLARKE about 3 years ago

  • Target version changed from 47 to 50

#9 Updated by Jonathan CLARKE about 3 years ago

  • Target version changed from 50 to 2.4.0~beta3

#10 Updated by Nicolas CHARLES about 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Pending technical review to Pending functional review

This looks valid, thank you Jean

#11 Updated by Jonathan CLARKE over 2 years ago

  • Status changed from Pending functional review to Released
  • Assignee deleted (Jean VILVER)

This is clearly an improvement, but more work still needs to be done to make this page really easy to read!

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