#1091 assigned enhancement

give clearer names to the "create a directory" buttons

Reported by: zooko Owned by: Lcstyle
Priority: minor Milestone: soon
Component: code-frontend-web Version: 1.7.0
Keywords: easy usability Cc: dan@…
Launchpad Bug:

Description (last modified by Lcstyle)

I watched someone (Dan Shoutis) use Tahoe-LAFS for the first time, using the WUI, and he was uncertain/confused about whether a created directory would be linked to from an extant directory or not. Currently there are two buttons in the WUI to create a directory. The one on the Welcome Page is labelled like:

  • label: "Create a directory"
  • button: "Create a directory"

and the one on the directory page is labelled like:

  • label: "Create a new directory in this directory"
  • label: "New directory name: " [text entry field]
  • button: "Create"

Let's change this so that the Welcome Page has:

  • button: "create an unlinked directory"

and the directory page has:

  • label: "create a directory and link to it from this directory"
  • label: "new directory name:" [text entry field]
  • button: "create"


(By the way I deliberately changed capitalization because sentences should start with a capital letter and end with a punctuation mark and sentence fragments should do neither.)

Change History (12)

comment:1 follow-up: Changed at 2010-06-19T17:51:58Z by warner

how about "create a new subdirectory" ? The "sub-" prefix indicates the link-ed-ness. And the dirnode button could be labeled "mkdir" instead of the rather-generic "create".

comment:2 in reply to: ↑ 1 Changed at 2010-06-21T20:33:35Z by zooko

Replying to warner:

how about "create a new subdirectory" ? The "sub-" prefix indicates the link-ed-ness. And the dirnode button could be labeled "mkdir" instead of the rather-generic "create".

I like those suggestions.

comment:3 Changed at 2010-07-18T02:18:15Z by davidsarah

  • Milestone changed from 1.7.1 to 1.8.0

comment:4 Changed at 2010-08-10T03:40:15Z by zooko

  • Milestone changed from 1.8.0 to soon

comment:5 Changed at 2014-09-27T02:15:18Z by Lcstyle

  • Description modified (diff)

Please assign for 1.11 release

comment:6 Changed at 2014-09-27T03:10:07Z by Lcstyle

  • Owner set to Lcstyle
  • Status changed from new to assigned

comment:7 Changed at 2014-09-27T03:16:50Z by Lcstyle

  • Milestone changed from soon to 1.11.0

comment:8 Changed at 2014-09-27T13:48:26Z by daira

  • Milestone changed from 1.11.0 to 1.12.0

I agree with the wording change but not with the change of capitalization.

comment:9 Changed at 2016-03-22T05:02:25Z by warner

  • Milestone changed from 1.12.0 to 1.13.0

Milestone renamed

comment:10 Changed at 2016-06-28T18:17:14Z by warner

  • Milestone changed from 1.13.0 to 1.14.0

renaming milestone

comment:11 Changed at 2020-06-30T14:45:13Z by exarkun

  • Milestone changed from 1.14.0 to 1.15.0

Moving open issues out of closed milestones.

comment:12 Changed at 2021-03-30T18:40:19Z by meejah

  • Milestone changed from 1.15.0 to soon

Ticket retargeted after milestone closed

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