Opened 8 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#2437 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Emphasize "Register" link/button on trac page

Reported by: burek Owned by:
Priority: wish Component: trac
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The trac's start page does not contain the visible "register" link at the position where it would be expected, near the "Login" link.

I've seen there is a "workaround" link to a registration page, located inside the text of the page, but that is not so convenient imho, since most users, who land on the start page and want to create a bug report (assuming they don't have an account already) would need to register for an account first, and, naturally, they will look at the part of the screen holding menu items, like "Login" and such. Further more if they don't find the link there, most of them would try going to the "Login" link, to see if there are well known and expected links "Forgot your password" and "You're not registered? Register here". With all that in mind, the "Register" link exists on the "Login" page, but is located at far right and, imho, should be moved to the far left, just below the login form, where it would be expected to be located.

This should be a trivial change, but would improve user experience with this trac system, for basic stuff, like registering an account.

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by llogan

Michael (and arpi I guess) are the only ones I know of that have access to the server to make such changes. If you can add the appropriate CSS code to at least move the register link from the right to left, and possibly embiggen it, that could be helpful.

It would also be worth investigating the behavior of current stable Trac 1.0 to see if there are any usability enhancements.

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by burek

Yes, it's kinda trivial.
In file
at the end of the file, there could be appended 1 line:

#login_options ul { text-align: left; padding: 12px 0 0 0;}

which would make it to move to the left.

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by Cigaes

Food for troll^H^H^H^Hhought: do we want more people registering easily without reading the guidelines and submitting useless bug reports?

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by burek

is this an honest argument or a joke?

comment:5 Changed 7 years ago by richardpl

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed
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