Thank you @Marie and team Asana, great feature!
We use timeline extensively in daily planning for many teams, it’s magically intuitive and easy to use.
Until this release, we have been able to minimize the height of the timeline view by horizontally stacking planned tasks, so that one task begins where the previous one ended, within the same section, on the same row.
This is not possible anymore, all tasks need to stack vertically. It messes up the overview and makes the timeline less versatile. In the following image, I show how 5 teams’ linear planning is now required to be visualized in 14 rows, instead of 5.
It seems like our timeline is currently not working as intended, at least in comparison to the screenshot in your original post here. This is a screenshot of how a task is currently displayed on our timeline.
Can it be causing the issue, locking the previous day, making us unable to stack tasks horizontally on one row?
I think most teams would prefer a vertically compact timeline by default.
This change is currently causing a visual mess and unnecessary scrolling without any option for us to even manually solve it with a workaround.
Please get these arrows out of here or help me revert to an Asana version without them. I spent weeks developing a Marketing Calendar where everything aligns just perfectly so that stakeholders and third parties can view our calendar at a glance and this feature shuffles everything around. I can’t sort assets of the same type next to each other, they keep switching around and it is BEYOND frustrating. I also don’t need those who use this project at a glance to view every team member’s tasks and workflow in the sub-tasks. PLEASE fix this!
As an awaited feature, I have to agreed with the previous comment that we should be able to stack task in timeline without delaying it of 1 day.
Moreover, this feature is currently not usable for me and my team as the arrow is stuck at the first day . We have to scroll back to the beginning of the task to show subtask . From my point of view, it should simply follow the task’s name.
Briefly describe (1-2 sentences) the Bug you’re experiencing:
After one of the recent updates, I can no longer stack my tasks next to each other if they have subtasks… This means that I can no longer have any new tasks begin right after a similar task finishes…
Steps to reproduce: grab any project with back-to-back tasks (with subtasks) and try to create a timeline view for them, it will ruin all of your deadlines. And force the tasks to spread out making it difficult to track similar themed tasks.
Browser version: Chrome
In the screenshot below I had my tasks organized nicely into three rows according to copywriting, graphic designing, and tech. Now they are spread out like crazy and I can’t even fix it, I have to either let them be spread out or butcher all the deadlines and confuse my team by having gaps in-between every single task.