I've got a quandary that I need some advice/help with. The issue is as follows.
I'm currently working on an event calendar for a sports website where each 'event block' has an event title, and secondary match info underneath. We've also designed the Event Title to be a control for a popup that displays the full event information, and has editing controls. The match information is not clickable as there's no pertinent redirect that the Title didn't already cover.
For the monthly view and for mobile (calendar has weekly/monthly only), we need to truncate the information because of very limited space, and the clients would like the match info as the information that we prioritize.
The problem that I'm faced with is that either I have to choose between moving the controls for accessing the popup to the 'secondary info' creating a UI inconsistency, or we have to default to showing the event title, and progressively disclose the match info (this info is contained in the popup).
Which would you believe is the worse of the two evils here? Creating an irregular UI behavior (which I initially have a strong reaction against), or force users to have to click on the event title to access the secondary info (which I'll admit is a little inconvenient)?
Images (left to right, underline is clickable to show full event details in a popup):
- Weekly View, 3 events (3 matches per event)
- Currently Monthtly View, 2 events (2 matches per event)
- Alternate Monthly view, 4 events