5 Replies Latest reply on Nov 16, 2015 2:27 PM by Adil Arif

    Web Management Console in JBoss EAP 7.0 Alpha is annoying

    Jorge Solorzano Newbie

      The lastest version of Wildfly and EAP 7.x are using a web console that it's horribly wrong, it follows a touch/mobile interface that's hard to use, disorganized, unpolished, is not a responsive design, and in general is annoying compared to the previous version, it's just a step backwards.


      Don't get me wrong, I really belive that JBoss is outstanding and I want it to be the best application server out there, in the hope this criticism help to improve it.


      How many people think the same? How many people love the new web console?

        • 1. Re: Web Management Console in JBoss EAP 7.0 Alpha is annoying
          Heiko Braun Master

          There is a known issue that css files are not loaded correctly, when switching from EP 6.4. Could it be that you experience this problem? A clean cache browser reload fixes it.

          • 2. Re: Web Management Console in JBoss EAP 7.0 Alpha is annoying
            Jorge Solorzano Newbie

            Sorry for the late response Heiko, but no is not that issue. I clear the cache and start in private mode but it's the same...

             

            Let me try explain with images:

             

            1) This is obviously a bug, in the configuration tab click the Related Links:

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            And you come up with this:

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            2)  Do I have to scroll horizontally, this simply don't look right, even with a 1920x1080 resolution it's simply wrong.

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            3) And if the idea is to follow a mobile UI, it should be responsive web design, not like this:

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            4) Do I really need to go to another page to see the content that before was shown on the same page?

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            I'm not a pro in this kind of stuff, but for me is just annoying.

            • 3. Re: Web Management Console in JBoss EAP 7.0 Alpha is annoying
              Heiko Braun Master

              Thanks for the feedback. Let me go through your points one by one and to comment on it:

               

              1) Looks like a plain bug.

              2) In some cases you to scroll horizontally. That's a design rational I can explain in a seperate thread if you like.

              3) It's not intended to be responsive, although I can understand why it may create this impression.

              4) I don't really understand what you mean here.

               

              In general I expect that many 6.4 users find it irritating to use in the beginning. This can be partially explained  by the habits of using and the familiarity with the previous design. But overall the new design addresses many of the previous limitations and I believe it just takes time to get adjusted.

              • 4. Re: Web Management Console in JBoss EAP 7.0 Alpha is annoying
                Jorge Solorzano Newbie

                In the 4 point I don't really understand why I have to click on the view button and open up a new page when there is space available to the right in the description wich can hold the settings, but I guess is part of the new design.

                 

                I would like to understand the design rational behind this, and what are the previous limitations that are addressed with this new design.

                 

                Sure, after some time I can accommodate to the new design, but it simply don't feel intuitive, maybe it's just a matter of time to improve it like with 6.0 -> 6.4.

                • 5. Re: Web Management Console in JBoss EAP 7.0 Alpha is annoying
                  Adil Arif Newbie

                  I have to agree with Jorge here.

                   

                  The new design seems to follow a "fan" UX pattern that has all but died off. Plus, it seems like the old pages and the new design have been kludgey combined together. There seems to be a lot of consistency issues that were partially mentioned by Jorge. The old design had its own issues, but at least it was more easily discoverable and relatable since it followed a similar approach to what other application servers were doing. Personally, I think Keycloak got it right when it comes to displaying a lot of configurations in a natural way as well as keeping it mobile friendly.