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#21 2012-06-06 13:01:55

philwareham
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Re: r3798, r3809, r3817: Don't Panic

Gocom wrote:

Phil, you have issues turned off, making that bit hard to do.

Ha ha, oh yeah. The lack of issues issue is no longer an issue (I’ve turned issues on now).

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#22 2012-06-07 17:29:58

philwareham
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Re: r3798, r3809, r3817: Don't Panic

OK, I’ve done a (very quick) mockup of two options suggested for sections page layout…

mockup 1

mockup 2

This is also the third option of taking the first example above and making each panel collapsible (I’ve not mockup that up as it would involve some CSS additions – but I’m sure you can image how it could work).

Which do you feel would be the better option? I think if option 2 was popular I’d have to work a bit more on the presentation of it.

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#23 2012-06-08 06:34:24

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Re: r3798, r3809, r3817: Don't Panic

colak wrote:

philwareham wrote:

OK, I’ve done a (very quick) mockup of two options suggested for sections page layout…
mockup 1

sexy!


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#24 2012-06-08 06:50:51

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Re: r3798, r3809, r3817: Don't Panic

philwareham wrote:

OK, I’ve done a (very quick) mockup of two options suggested for sections page layout…

mockup 1 isn’t much different from the current layout. Ok, it might make it easier to add a collapsible toggle (as noted, I’m not really fond of that idea). It won’t address the performance issue raised by Ruud.

mockup 2 is already better and would only load one edit form at the time (perf !) – it is also easier on the eyes, an overview of all sections on the right (that stays in view), the edit form on the left.

Have you consider option 3 that has been mentioned, a workflow similar to the Content > Files pane (or > Images)? That is: main pane would be table with a summary of settings (one column containing an edit link, right most column with a destroy button), sub pane with the edit form for a given section. That subpane would be just an h2 with the inner table of the current edit form.

Last edited by phiw13 (2012-06-08 06:51:36)

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#25 2012-06-08 09:51:47

philwareham
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Re: r3798, r3809, r3817: Don't Panic

Hi all, here is option 3 as detailed by Philippe and Ruud

I think this one has the potential to work the best. I’m not sure whether the search box and multipage stuff has any benefit being on there but I’ve left it in for the moment (how many sections realistically could a site have?).

Let me know your thoughts.

The “more details” checkbox could toggle displaying the extra columns (Syndicate, On front page, etc) in a similar fashion to the way it works on other pages.

Last edited by philwareham (2012-06-08 09:55:40)

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#26 2012-06-08 10:17:32

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Re: r3798, r3809, r3817: Don't Panic

Will there also be other options for the “with selected” pulldown or will it be just the “delete” one?


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#27 2012-06-08 10:29:52

philwareham
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Re: r3798, r3809, r3817: Don't Panic

colak wrote:

Will there also be other options for the “with selected” pulldown or will it be just the “delete” one?

What do you suggest?

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#28 2012-06-08 12:28:31

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Re: r3798, r3809, r3817: Don't Panic

philwareham wrote:

Hi all, here is option 3 as detailed by Philippe and Ruud

Yay! this one has my vote.

I’m not sure if the ‘add new section’ as you made it is needed; what I had in mind is a simple form, similar to what exist now (and similar to the upload file on the Content > File pane). The user could then click the edit button to fill in the details. But this is more of a perf question than a UI one. Similarly for the paging question. My test site on localhost has 15 sections, mostly created for testing purposes; for real world sites, so far, 9 is the most I’ve created.

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#29 2012-06-08 12:58:04

philwareham
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Re: r3798, r3809, r3817: Don't Panic

OK, another mockup based on latest comments. Edit form would be a separate page like it already is on images/files/categories pages. So option is really whether it’s this mockup or the previous one which I give Stef the enviable job of making happen.

FYI after v4.5 (so v4.6 or v5 whichever is next) the edit panes will ideally be moved to AJAX modals instead of new pages (and the links/users pages brought into line with the rest of the UI). That modal technique will also hopefully be utilised to directly insert images into articles as you write them too.

Last edited by philwareham (2012-06-08 13:00:45)

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#30 2012-06-08 13:17:49

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Re: r3798, r3809, r3817: Don't Panic

philwareham wrote:

What do you suggest?

Although I have no idea re the difficulties, it would be cool if everything could be included

  • Uses page
  • Uses style
  • On front page
  • Syndicate
  • Include in site search
  • Delete

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