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Show property descriptions in a better way


Having a good editor experience is often a key-success factor. I believe that how property descriptions are shown could be improved.


  • Many editors don't even know that these little help texts exists.
  • If you want to see the description the editor must hover the property name for x seconds before the description is shown.
  • Is it even possible to see the description on a touch-only device?

Possible solution

Having a small icon next to the property name or input field for those properties that have a description.
Clicking the icon shows the description immediately, hovering the icon shows the description with very little delay.

Oct 01, 2015 9:48

It is possible to do something like this. Check out this blog post

Oct 01, 2015 10:11

I know, I have considered that solution. But I'd like to have the EPiServer setup as "clean" as possible, minimizing customizations and add-ons, and having as few dependencies as possible. That way we can really be fast moving, not having to test every little feature after an EPi-upgrade.

Oct 01, 2015 10:30

I can understand that. I guess it will be up to the UX team.

Oct 01, 2015 10:32

The UX team agrees with you, but it comes down to priorities in the backlog.

However, you bringing it up makes it easier for us to argue for a higher priority. 

We always appreciate feedback (especially like this, well argued and well defined)!


Oct 02, 2015 9:14
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