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FogBUGZ list view

Joel, if you read this message, would you like to describe why FogBUGZ's list view is the way it is? (For those who haven't seen it, instead of a table, the bug list shows each bug with a few lines of information followed by some white spa.ce

It seems to me that web apps typically use a table , from which a user selects one item to view in detail. What factors affected your approach?

And to all: do you see value in this approach? Limitations?
Herr Herr Send private email
Monday, September 13, 2004
We have both views, list and grid.

List view works well on narrower displays or with longer bug titles. That's really the only thing I can think of. Now that wide monitors are much more common we might start defaulting to grid.
Joel Spolsky Send private email
Monday, September 13, 2004
The list view is nice for priniing off and taking to meetings.
Matthew Lock Send private email
Wednesday, September 15, 2004
Some might say that's good Social Interface design, Matthew ;-)
Nigel Send private email
Thursday, September 16, 2004

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