Minor usability suggestion for Training page (in Changelog)


ScrObot June 7 2010 10:40 PM EDT

I often find myself clicking or almost clicking buttons on the training page that I don't want to while training; sometimes Save Training Set, sometimes Move Left. I think the whole horizontally back and forth between Load and Apply changes is what ends up throwing me off, along with the numerous buttons that blend in with the headers as well.

I stared at it for a while and thought, what are the vast majority of button clicks happening on the Training page? I'd be willing to bet that they are "Load" training sets and "Apply changes" pretty universally.

With that in mind, I'm suggesting just a minor shifting of the buttons on the training page -- everything stays in their same rows etc., just shifted left or right. (Okay I guess the Experience "row" would merge with the buttons beneath it to save unnecessary whitespace.)

Basically, make Apply changes and Load the only things that are left-justified, and right-justify everything else. I think this provides a nice visual break of the most commonly used buttons, as well as keeping them right in the same area above/below each other. There is no way I'm accidentally going to click one of the other buttons when training, no matter how little attention I'm paying at that moment. (=

Mockup:

Thoughts?

ScrObot June 7 2010 10:42 PM EDT

And even if you don't dig the whole "right justify everything" idea, just moving the Load training set button to the far left column would be a huge improvement.

AdminTitan June 7 2010 11:02 PM EDT

I actually like this a lot.

Chucktilla June 7 2010 11:12 PM EDT

Brilliant!

Demigod June 7 2010 11:18 PM EDT

I think a lot of our pages need a little interior decorating to both clean up the excessive data and to brings things current. But since doing that might require NS to take two weeks off from work, snap from stress, and pull a disappearing Jon trick, I'll support anything that's simple to implement and de-clutters the joint.

Zenai June 7 2010 11:31 PM EDT

Interesting!

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] June 8 2010 1:02 PM EDT

Alright, I made the changes, now NS just needs to refresh and there you go.

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] June 8 2010 2:37 PM EDT

done!

sebidach [The Forgehood] June 8 2010 2:39 PM EDT

Wow. Thanks!

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] June 8 2010 2:41 PM EDT

i like it, i love it, i want this thread turned into a changelog! ; )

Demigod June 8 2010 2:43 PM EDT

Thanks for the work, Fex. Thanks for also reminding me about that chatmail icon someone's supposedly working on. :p

AdminShade June 8 2010 2:43 PM EDT

done!

ScrObot June 8 2010 3:44 PM EDT

Wow, now that's what I call service! (=

Thanks!

Marlfox [Cult of the Valaraukar] June 8 2010 4:11 PM EDT

Thanks Fexy! One minor nitpick, could we add a space between "Experience" and the number given? (Right now it's: Experience:29,507)

ScrObot June 13 2010 5:49 AM EDT

Another minor nitpick on top of the missing space between Experience: and the value...

When you add a training set, it puts the values in the "old" columns, so the name ends up in the "Load Set" column and the load button ends up in the "Name" column. It's fine the next time you load the Train page.
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