Issue 12317

Review species search results design

Reporter: mdoering
Assignee: mdoering
Type: Task
Summary: Review species search results design
Priority: Major
Resolution: Fixed
Status: Closed
Created: 2012-11-13 17:41:07.937
Updated: 2013-08-29 14:45:17.537
Resolved: 2012-12-03 17:35:07.47
Description: Check if the latest design makes sense now that description matching, classifications and common names are active:]]>

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Attachment species search results.png

Author: dcano
Created: 2012-11-13 18:48:43.066
Updated: 2012-11-13 18:48:43.066
See attached. I dropped the synonym / common names line: they should be included in the results, and I don't see the point in showing them unless there is a match by this field. If there is, it should appear as the second entry in the example.

Please keep an eye on colors, spacing, etc. when coding. Structuring the information is the only way to make sure this page is useful.

Created: 2012-11-13 19:55:31.008
Updated: 2012-11-13 19:55:31.008
I agree its much cleaner, but it takes up much more space like this. You think that's ok? You need to scroll more to get an idea of the results.

How should we highlight matches?
For the descriptions instead of yellow maybe a slightly darker grey color or a grey background?
How would a search matching a common name look like?

Author: dcano
Created: 2012-11-13 20:14:11.515
Updated: 2012-11-13 20:14:11.515
See attached showing common name presentation and results highlighting (third result). Highlighting with underlines and color contrast is much less noisy, and it doesn't impact on text readibility as much as the current solution.

I prefer longer scrolls but with information easier to scan, analyze and understand. Scrolling is not that bad.

Created: 2012-11-14 12:05:37.853
Updated: 2012-11-14 12:05:37.853
The underlines highlighting is much better indeed. Gonna give this a try.
Would you think its ok to also show the currently accepted name for a synonym in brakets maybe just as you show the scientific name for a common name match?

Author: dcano
Comment: Sure, I think that is a good idea.
Created: 2012-11-15 11:45:09.488
Updated: 2012-11-15 11:45:09.488

Created: 2012-12-03 17:35:07.495
Updated: 2012-12-03 17:35:07.495