We are looking at doing a fair amount of UI changes in the near future
that will make the Vtiger CRM more usable and a better fit for our
needs. Some of these changes could be adapted and made more universal
for a larger user base. I wanted to check with the Vtiger community
to see if anything that we are looking at doing is of interest to
Vtiger as a whole. As the focus of Vtiger 6 includes some UI redesign
now might be a good time to see about aligning efforts, so that future
work is not duplicated.
1. In our custom modules, and customization of existing modules, we
jQueryUI widget that we have started to use with some frequency. It
has a modern look and feel, and is highly customizable for people that
want to develop their own theme. Is there any interested in doing a
wholesale replacement of jscalendar and other date selections with
Datepicker? If you are unfamiliar with Datepicker, the jQuery demo
site can give you an idea of what all it is capable of:
2. In the Quote module, when editing a Quote and adding a product,
first a blank product is added, then you can select a pop-up window
from which you can search and then select a product. This whole
process seems to include some extra steps which could be streamlined,
and the pop-up window is somewhat awkward. We are looking at dropping
the blank product addition and going directly to product selection,
which could be moved into a pop-up div instead of a separate window,
with more intuitive product selection.
3. With mobile devices becoming more ubiquitous everyday, it seems
like a natural step to make the interface a little more mobile device
friendly. With adaptive style sheets, and the viewport meta tag, there
are changes that can be made to make accessing Vtiger from a mobile
device more intuitive. Buttons could be made taller, and cells and
rows that contain links, can become links themselves, making the
system more usable.
If any of the above changes are of interest please let me know so that
we can move toward implementation.