Special headers are going away

ux
Posted by Ethan Teng

4 April 2014

Mingle currently gives you the ability to hack your project header to put in custom content. All you have to do is create a wiki page specifically called “Special:HeaderActions” and Mingle will render the content directly in your project’s header.

We implemented this hack years ago. We had a good reason for doing this at the time, but it’s terrible from a UX perspective. And, given our focus on making Mingle visually cleaner and easier to use, we are planning to remove these “special headers.” Not right away, but soon.

So, if you currently have a special header and want to keep the content, we encourage you to move that content to your project’s overview page, or create a new wiki page with the content and make it a tab or team favorite.

If you have links in your special header to quickly create new cards (from the days when this was not easy to do in Mingle), there’s no need for those links anymore! We made it much easier to quickly create new cards by adding the following the Mingle’s footer.

MagicCard

We will be deprecating support for special headers, in its current hacky implementation, soon. However, we appreciate that there are legitimate reasons for having a custom header – like providing visibility into important information for your team – so we will be thinking about better ways to support this. If you have any thoughts or suggestions on this, feel free to leave a comment and let us know!


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