Inefficient use of screen estate

Matthew Woolnough 12 years ago updated by anonymous 9 years ago 3

General UI:

I think the aim should be to have as much above 'the fold' as possible. I dont like having to scroll down to see essential info. The Logo takes up waaay to much space. Approx 1/3 of the screen is wasted on the logo & white space.

Hi Matt,

Do you think the new EB 3.1 theme (example: https://unifysolutions.jira.com/wiki/download/attachments/36962346/fimAgent.png?version=1&modificationDate=1365380623328&api=v2) is closer to what you'd expect? A similar style is expected to be adaopter for the next version of IDB

Honestly, I can't recall what the old theme looks like.....

My pet hate is having to scroll down to see info, and there is plenty of space on the screen.
For instance, where all info is in a centrally justified single column - 2 pages deep, and it would be possible to have 2 columns on a single page and not look cluttered.
Especially annoying where you need to scroll down to see the main information that you use that page for. All the essential info above the fold!
I think a good candidate for a page restructure is the IdB Connectors & Adapters pages. Always having to scroll all over the place on that one.

Install the Web Developer plugin for Chrome and try looking at it through a laptop resolution like 1366x768 or 1600x900. This will give you some idea of how others see it. We don't all have 24" monitors.


The old theme matched IdB v4.0 which I believe you've used more recently.

Most pages have minimal scrolling now - occasionally there will be as a result of things like large operation lists etc, but that's to be expected.

I'd also note it's unusual for us to test on 24" monitors/1920x1200. RDP sessions to servers with legacy, resized windows is more common, and we try to ensure pages look useable on tablet/phone devices (EB 3.1 scales much better on my phone for instance).

We'll also be examining further improvements with the potential for things like tabbed configuration. We'll investigate this issue's notes through UFCORE-38