You have noticed that things have changed in Launchpad’s web interface.
Now, on bugs pages, the translations pages and distribution overview pages you’ll see that many of the option you use most often are now in the body of the page, right next to the data they affect.
Let’s take a look at a bug in the OpenOffice.org package in Ubuntu as an example.
Here you can see that options such as “Mark as duplicate” and “Link a related branch” are now right in the body of the page. Matthew Paul Thomas, who looks after Launchpad’s UI, explained the changes:
“We realize that if you’ve been using Launchpad for a while, these changes may take a bit of getting used to. But we’re confident that the new designs will be more efficient once you’re familiar with them. We also expect they’ll be easier for people using Launchpad for the first time.
“They also pave the way for even simpler interfaces in future Launchpad releases, where you’ll be able to click on something and edit it in place.”
Let us know how you get on with these page designs.