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Project: BCX: Everything

From the to-do list: Project meta data insert

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David Heinemeier Hansson

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Jason Fried
Jason Fried
I would explore the project names after the file name. The file name is "file.extension", not "project-file.extension". So something like...

file.pdf (BCX)
anotherfile.doc (General)
David Heinemeier Hansson
David Heinemeier Hansson
Do you want to use the same <stuff> (project name) style elsewhere too? Currently this style is used on all the global pages. But we can just as well use the parens style.
Ryan Singer
Ryan Singer
We could try this table design as a standard "everything" template too. Like how all our per-project indexes use the same style for dates on the left. I like the simplicity of this design. For todos, we could break out the project on the left and leave the date off.
David Heinemeier Hansson
David Heinemeier Hansson
That seems very busy to me. We're going to have tons of these repeated blocks.

IMO, the project name is not very important. If you already knew the project name to find something, you'd just go to that project. It's a piece of meta data of not much consequence.
Ryan Singer
Ryan Singer
I don't think it's busy -- it's clear.

People use spreadsheets all the time. It's not bad to repeat the data when you know exactly what you are looking at.

Today, if you scroll past the date for a group of files, you can't tell what date you're looking at anymore. We are optimizing for empty space there instead of clarity.
Jason Fried
Jason Fried
I'm going to play with one more positioning concept tonight... If I have something good to share I'll share that and get your feedback. Otherwise we'll pick one of these.
Jason Fried
Jason Fried
I messed around with a couple ideas but couldn't do any better.

I agree with Ryan that his proposed design is clearer, but I wouldn't actually mind going without project names on these everything indexes for a bit and see if we really miss them. I'm not convinced the project name is actually necessary at all in these views.
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