Feature #8935

Create a better-looking null state for Portfolios without About You sections

Added by Matt Gold over 2 years ago. Updated about 2 years ago.

Priority name:
Category name:
Public Portfolio
Target version:
Start date:
Due date:
% Done:


Estimated time:


When a user declines to fill out About You info on the profile, we just leave that space blank, which makes the profile look unfinished. Can we collapse that section in some way so that it looks better if users have not filled in that info? Please see the attached screenshot of an example

I'm assigning to Paige, but Paige, please check in with Chris about this.

Screen Shot 2017-11-22 at 5.41.59 PM.png (1.06 MB) Screen Shot 2017-11-22 at 5.41.59 PM.png Matt Gold, 2017-11-22 05:45 PM
Condensed.png (156 KB) Condensed.png Paige Dupont, 2017-11-28 11:34 AM
Autofill.png (383 KB) Autofill.png Paige Dupont, 2017-11-28 11:34 AM
Condensed 2.png (140 KB) Condensed 2.png Paige Dupont, 2017-11-28 11:40 AM
Screenshot_2018-03-22_14-58-55.png (242 KB) Screenshot_2018-03-22_14-58-55.png Boone Gorges, 2018-03-22 04:00 PM
Screenshot_2018-03-22_14-59-27.png (300 KB) Screenshot_2018-03-22_14-59-27.png Boone Gorges, 2018-03-22 04:00 PM
Screenshot_2018-03-22_14-58-27.png (257 KB) Screenshot_2018-03-22_14-58-27.png Boone Gorges, 2018-03-22 04:00 PM


#2 Updated by Paige Dupont over 2 years ago

I agree with you that it does look unfinished when all of that space is left blank.

I wonder if it's an easier lift to add some sort of default filler text rather than collapsing the space. Adding filler text that is formatted to match what a filled out profile looks like (see autofill png) fills the space and provides an context to the profile.

Condensing this area without changing the placement structure too much (to the right hand side avatar within a profile) I think the space still looks somewhat unfinished (see condensed.png).

I'm happy to explore the idea of moving and spreading the info (avatar and edit buttons) but I think this is a bit more work on the dev. team end and it changes the conventions of the profiles (see condensed2.png).

What do you think?

#3 Updated by Matt Gold over 2 years ago

Thanks, Paige, for thinking about this. I think we should keep noodling around with it. I understand your suggestion of putting in some default filler text, but I think it won't look good if many people have that text up there publicly. I do think that it might be a good idea for people to see that when they are logged in and looking at their own profile if our dev team can do that.

#4 Updated by Boone Gorges over 2 years ago

Yes, it's pretty easy to add content that is visible only to the user. Do you want to suggest some?

#5 Updated by Matt Gold over 2 years ago

Great, and thank you. I'd go with a modified version of Paige's autofill.

for the Title:
Add a title here

for the short description:
Add a short description of yourself here

That's suggested language -- I'm very open to improvements!

#6 Updated by Boone Gorges over 2 years ago

"Add a title here" doesn't really tell the person what's going on. I guess I'd suggest something more like:

[Click here] to add your title.

[Click here] to add a short description of yourself.

where both of those links lead you into edit mode.

#7 Updated by Matt Gold over 2 years ago

Perfect. thanks.

#8 Updated by Boone Gorges about 2 years ago

Added in, and screenshots attached with various combinations. The "Click here" language doesn't appear if you're looking at someone else's profile, or if you're on Edit mode - you just see blank space, as you currently do on the Commons.

Let me know if this is enough for 1.13, or if there are other mods you'd like.

#9 Updated by Matt Gold about 2 years ago

Great! Thanks, Boone -- this should be enough for 1.3

#10 Updated by Boone Gorges about 2 years ago

  • Status changed from Reporter Feedback to Resolved


Also available in: Atom PDF