Form Builder Usability Improvements

Dear Users,

We’re happy to announce the most recent update in a series of usability
improvements to CommCareHQ. We have redesigned the Question Properties
section of the Form Builder to make it easier to use.

Though you should not need to relearn anything, you can see our brand-new
"Beginner Tutorial" to walk through form building using this new look:
https://help.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/Beginner+Tutorial

Improvements include:

  • Display Text has been renamed “Label” and is located right underneath
    the Question ID for easy access
  • Labels (formerly “Display Text”) and multimedia elements are grouped
    together when there are multiple languages, so you no longer have to scroll
    back and forth
  • Multimedia has been separated into its own section
  • Changing the question type is now a graphical drop-down on the top
    left of the Question Properties section
  • The “Copy” button is now also in the top left of the Question
    Properties section
  • The Expression Editor (for Display and Validation Conditions) has an
    improved interface, including a warning message when you try to leave the
    Expression Editor without saving changes

For reference, details about the Question Properties section can be found
here:
https://help.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/Form+Builder#FormBuilder-QuestionProperties

Thanks,
Jeremy and the CommCareHQ Team

Maybe it’s something specific to my setup (Windows XP, Chrome 28.0.1500.95
m, Firefox 14.0.1) , but the right-hand pane of the new editor doesn’t
display in Chrome. Works fine in Firefox (but in Firefox, you can’t click
the little pen icon to go directly to editing a form).

··· On Friday, August 16, 2013 9:59:03 PM UTC, Jeremy Wacksman wrote: > > Dear Users, > > We're happy to announce the most recent update in a series of usability > improvements to CommCareHQ. We have redesigned the Question Properties > section of the Form Builder to make it easier to use. > > Though you should not need to relearn anything, you can see our brand-new > "Beginner Tutorial" to walk through form building using this new look: > https://help.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/Beginner+Tutorial > > Improvements include: > > - Display Text has been renamed "Label" and is located right > underneath the Question ID for easy access > - Labels (formerly "Display Text") and multimedia elements are grouped > together when there are multiple languages, so you no longer have to scroll > back and forth > - Multimedia has been separated into its own section > - Changing the question type is now a graphical drop-down on the top > left of the Question Properties section > - The "Copy" button is now also in the top left of the Question > Properties section > - The Expression Editor (for Display and Validation Conditions) has an > improved interface, including a warning message when you try to leave the > Expression Editor without saving changes > > For reference, details about the Question Properties section can be found > here: > https://help.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/Form+Builder#FormBuilder-QuestionProperties > > Thanks, > Jeremy and the CommCareHQ Team > >

Ah user error (sort of). Scrolling down reveals the right hand pane, and
then Chrome correctly works out the size of the right hand pane, and it’s
OK.

··· On Saturday, August 17, 2013 5:06:15 PM UTC, james beard wrote: > > Maybe it's something specific to my setup (Windows XP, Chrome 28.0.1500.95 > m, Firefox 14.0.1) , but the right-hand pane of the new editor doesn't > display in Chrome. Works fine in Firefox (but in Firefox, you can't click > the little pen icon to go directly to editing a form). > > On Friday, August 16, 2013 9:59:03 PM UTC, Jeremy Wacksman wrote: >> >> Dear Users, >> >> We're happy to announce the most recent update in a series of usability >> improvements to CommCareHQ. We have redesigned the Question Properties >> section of the Form Builder to make it easier to use. >> >> Though you should not need to relearn anything, you can see our brand-new >> "Beginner Tutorial" to walk through form building using this new look: >> https://help.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/Beginner+Tutorial >> >> Improvements include: >> >> - Display Text has been renamed "Label" and is located right >> underneath the Question ID for easy access >> - Labels (formerly "Display Text") and multimedia elements are >> grouped together when there are multiple languages, so you no longer have >> to scroll back and forth >> - Multimedia has been separated into its own section >> - Changing the question type is now a graphical drop-down on the top >> left of the Question Properties section >> - The "Copy" button is now also in the top left of the Question >> Properties section >> - The Expression Editor (for Display and Validation Conditions) has >> an improved interface, including a warning message when you try to leave >> the Expression Editor without saving changes >> >> For reference, details about the Question Properties section can be found >> here: >> https://help.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/Form+Builder#FormBuilder-QuestionProperties >> >> Thanks, >> Jeremy and the CommCareHQ Team >> >>