Bug 19268 - Profiles panel should make recording the first profile more obvious
Summary: Profiles panel should make recording the first profile more obvious
Alias: None
Product: WebKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Web Inspector (Deprecated) (show other bugs)
Version: 528+ (Nightly build)
Hardware: All All
: P2 Normal
Assignee: Nobody
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-05-27 08:40 PDT by Adam Roben (:aroben)
Modified: 2010-01-15 03:20 PST (History)
3 users (show)

See Also:

UI mock (142.86 KB, image/png)
2010-01-13 05:01 PST, Mikhail Naganov
no flags Details
Proposed patch (17.31 KB, patch)
2010-01-14 08:31 PST, Mikhail Naganov
no flags Details | Formatted Diff | Diff
Now using '--binary' for localizedStrings (14.10 KB, patch)
2010-01-14 08:35 PST, Mikhail Naganov
timothy: review-
Details | Formatted Diff | Diff
generalized version (14.32 KB, patch)
2010-01-14 10:02 PST, Mikhail Naganov
timothy: review-
Details | Formatted Diff | Diff
comment addressed (14.21 KB, patch)
2010-01-14 12:36 PST, Mikhail Naganov
timothy: review+
timothy: commit-queue-
Details | Formatted Diff | Diff

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Description Adam Roben (:aroben) 2008-05-27 08:40:32 PDT
The Inspector's Profiles panel should make how to record your first profile more obvious. Currently you're presented with a blank panel. You have to magically know to press the button in the status bar that contains a large gray dot. It would be much better if we had some text like "Record a profile using the Start Profiling button".
Comment 1 Mikhail Naganov 2010-01-13 05:01:42 PST
Created attachment 46447 [details]
UI mock

How about something like this?
Comment 2 Timothy Hatcher 2010-01-13 05:16:44 PST
This seems fine. I don't think we need to have a dot in the text button though. I would reduce the sillouette image a little too, maybe 10%.
Comment 3 Mikhail Naganov 2010-01-14 08:31:23 PST
Created attachment 46572 [details]
Proposed patch

How it looks like:
 - with single profile type: http://tinypic.com/r/izss4n/6
 - with a couple of profile types: http://tinypic.com/r/2rpy802/6
Comment 4 Mikhail Naganov 2010-01-14 08:35:49 PST
Created attachment 46573 [details]
Now using '--binary' for localizedStrings
Comment 5 Timothy Hatcher 2010-01-14 08:54:19 PST
Comment on attachment 46573 [details]
Now using '--binary' for localizedStrings

> +++ b/WebCore/inspector/front-end/ProfilesWelcomeView.js

I think this should not be specific to Profiles panel, and should be generic for use by other Panels.

> +    registerProfileType: function(profileType)

This can be generalized to take just an HTML message, then it isn't Profiles specific.

> +        } else {
> +            messageElement.innerHTML = message;
> +        }

No braces here.

> +.panel-enabler-view.profiles.welcome {
> +.panel-enabler-view.profiles.welcome img {
> +.panel-enabler-view.profiles.welcome .instructions {
> +.panel-enabler-view.profiles.welcome .profile-type-message {
> +.panel-enabler-view.welcome button {

These selectors don't need .profiles in them. They can be generic to all welcome views.

I think this is fine as, but I would like to see it be more generic.
Comment 6 Mikhail Naganov 2010-01-14 10:02:09 PST
Created attachment 46581 [details]
generalized version

not adding to commit-queue because it contains a binary diff made by git, which isn't supposed to be successfully applied by svn.
Comment 7 Timothy Hatcher 2010-01-14 10:42:18 PST
Comment on attachment 46581 [details]
generalized version

> +            function messageButtonClicked()
> +            {
> +                profileType.buttonClicked.call(profileType);
> +            }

This does not need to use .call(). You can also just use profileType.buttonClicked.bind(profileType) and pass it to addEventListener.

Fix that and I'll r+.
Comment 8 Mikhail Naganov 2010-01-14 12:36:11 PST
Created attachment 46598 [details]
comment addressed

yes, that's simpler
Comment 9 Pavel Feldman 2010-01-15 03:20:43 PST
Committing to http://svn.webkit.org/repository/webkit/trunk ...
	M	WebCore/ChangeLog
	M	WebCore/English.lproj/localizedStrings.js
	M	WebCore/WebCore.gypi
	M	WebCore/WebCore.vcproj/WebCore.vcproj
	M	WebCore/inspector/front-end/ProfileView.js
	M	WebCore/inspector/front-end/ProfilesPanel.js
	M	WebCore/inspector/front-end/WebKit.qrc
	A	WebCore/inspector/front-end/WelcomeView.js
	M	WebCore/inspector/front-end/inspector.css
	M	WebCore/inspector/front-end/inspector.html
Committed r53328