[openstack-dev] [Horizon] Navigation UX Enhancements - Collecting Issues

Walls, Jeffrey Joel (HP Converged Cloud - Cloud OS) jeff.walls at hp.com
Tue Jul 9 14:09:27 UTC 2013

One issue I have is that the panels are physically grouped and it’s very difficult to logically re-group them.  For example, the Project dashboard explicitly lists the panel groups and the order of those panel groups.  Within each panel group, the individual panels are also explicitly listed.  What I would like to do is arrange the panels more logically without affecting the physical structure of the files or the order in the panel specification.

You could think of “Deployment” as a “section” under the Project dashboard tab.  In this “section”, I’d want to see things related to the actual deployment of virtual machines (e.g., Instances, Snapshots, Networks, Routers, etc).  I was beginning to tackle this in our code base and was planning to use some sort of accordion-type widget.  My thinking was that there would be “a few” (probably no more than 4) “sections” under the Project tab.  Each “section” would have elements within it that logically mapped to that section.

I think this is a great discussion and I’m very interested to hear where others are headed with their thinking, so thank you for getting it started!


From: Jaromir Coufal [mailto:jcoufal at redhat.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 09, 2013 6:38 AM
To: OpenStack Development Mailing List
Subject: [openstack-dev] [Horizon] Navigation UX Enhancements - Collecting Issues

Hi everybody,

in UX community group on G+ popped out a need for enhancing user experience of main navigation, because there are spreading out various issues .

There is already created a BP for this: https://blueprints.launchpad.net/horizon/+spec/navigation-enhancement

Toshi had great idea to start discussion about navigation issues on mailing list.

So I'd like to ask all of you, if you have some issues with navigation, what are the issues you are dealing with? I'd like to gather as much feedback as possible, so we can design the best solution which covers most of the cases. Issues will be listed in BP and I will try to come out with design proposals which hopefully will help all of you.

Examples are following:
* Navigation is not scaling for more dashboards (Project, Admin, ...)
* Each dashboard might contain different hierarchy (number of levels)

What problems do you experience with navigation?

Thanks all for contributing
-- Jarda
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