Steps for UploadWizard should be links
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Author: swalling

Description:
The steps at the header of the UploadWizard should be links. The steps are a navigational element, and there is no reason not to allow interactivity with them in order to provide the user more control over navigating through the process.

Currently when a user lands on the initial page, the tutorial is large enough to hide the "Next" button even in very large (>1000px) browser windows. There is also no "Back" element for those who, say, wish to reread a part of the tutorial.

Of this equals a large potential for confusion, even among veteran users of MediaWiki and/or Commons, as to how to navigate through the UploadWizard.

Alternatively, the steps could be restyled to not resemble links as detailed in Bug #25966.


Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement
URL: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:UploadWizard

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bzimport created this task.Nov 30 2010, 7:51 PM

swalling wrote:

  • All of this equals...

(In reply to comment #0)

The steps at the header of the UploadWizard should be links. The steps are a
navigational element, and there is no reason not to allow interactivity with
them in order to provide the user more control over navigating through the
process.

Currently when a user lands on the initial page, the tutorial is large enough
to hide the "Next" button even in very large (>1000px) browser windows. There
is also no "Back" element for those who, say, wish to reread a part of the
tutorial.

Of this equals a large potential for confusion, even among veteran users of
MediaWiki and/or Commons, as to how to navigate through the UploadWizard.

Alternatively, the steps could be restyled to not resemble links as detailed in
Bug #25966.

swalling wrote:

Screenshot describing usability problem

Attached:

Marking WONTFIX per bug 24693 and bug 25966.

Gilles moved this task from Untriaged to Done on the Multimedia board.

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