phillip at communitybandwidth
Mar 5, 2009, 11:20 AM
Post #58 of 71
On 5-Mar-09, at 4:33 PM, Matt Rolf wrote:
> On Mar 4, 2009, at 9:02 PM, Phillip Smith wrote:
>> As long as one tab is "show all." :-)
> Is this serious?
Yes! As a user that *likes* to have all the information available on
one screen, having to switch tabs would drive me nuts. :-)
>> The other option could be collapsed / collapsable divs, e.g., each
>> "group" of details can open / closed with a little toggle:
> We had talked about that idea, but the other way seems cleaner. It
> also seems more predictable/a clearer distinction. You're always
> going to have content on one tab, meta information on another.
But some users want / need both available at the same time. ;-)
>>> * Add a search box in the sidenav workflows
>> Or... how about just a global search box that's at the top of the
>> UI? Why not return anything that matches (all together) vs. just
>> stories, or media, or templates?
> Because you need to check things out into an associated workflow. I
> think implementing that and then defaulting to the first available
> on checkout from that search one would be very frustrating for users.
Not sure we're on the same page here. But I hear what you're saying.
One search input just seems more straightforward to me than one for
>> And, related to search (and mentioned before on the list), it would
>> be helpful to have some canned / common searches available
>> somewhere, e.g.:
> I agree with this - or at least a way to bookmark your searches.
>>> * Browsable category interface accessible from sidenav
>> Not sure what this is?
> It's described earlier up the thread.
Yep. Found it. :-)
>>> * Visually streamline the workspace & desk items
>> On that point:
>> * Help and Log Out could move up to the "Logged in as" area as text
> I like that.
>> * Would also like to see the UI open at a larger size, e.g.: 1000px
> Are we at the point where that is feasible? How far back do we want
> to support in terms of screen wdith?
*Every* news site has moved to the 1024px wide assumption (NYT, BBC,
CNN, etc., etc., etc.): so I would say that Web community has
determined that's the target.
That said, one could always make their window *smaller* should they
Let's target the 80% not the 20%. :-)
>> * Buttons for common actions should be at the bottom _and_ top of
>> the page -- e.g.: Check In Assets, Select All, and Delete Checked
>> -- so the user doesn't have to scroll to find them on long pages.
> Or be in a section at the top that doesn't scroll so they're always
> in the same place.
Yep. Like that too.
>> * Well, er, while we're on the topic of "buttons," can we get rid
>> of them!? ;-) Nicely styled text / css buttons please! (Maybe
>> that's already in 1.11/2.0?)
> You're free to make your own buttons. We did. But no, I know what
> you mean. I will add this as a bug.
>> Some other ideas...
>> * Make it possible to add an asset from any screen, e.g.: At the
>> top of the UI have a "Add new [dropdown: Story, Media, Template]"
>> widget. If there is more than one workflow for the asset to be a
>> part of, maybe that needs to be set on the asset edit screen vs.
>> before the asset is created.
> I agree that it could be useful, but there's the workflow thing again.
Let's use some AJAX here:
* Add new
* User selects story
* AJAX widget / modal window asks for workflow (if there's more than
* User flow continues as it usually would
>> * Ability to add a category "on-the-fly" from the Story, or Media
>> edit UI
>> * Add a contributor "on-the-fly" from the Story, or Media edit UI
> I think that's in trunk.
>> * Change format of WYSIWYG or texarea "on-the-fly," e.g.: Markdown,
>> Multimarkdown, Rich Text, Xinha, or JS Quicktags.
> Very aspirational.
That's me. :-)
>> Final items on my wishlist:
>> * Quick / available from My Workspace: Link to full activity log
>> * Quick / available from My Workspace: Link to job queue
>> That's it for tonight. Apologies again for the delay. Hope I'm not
>> adding too much work to your pile, Matt! :-)
> No problem, I'll just tell you what I can and can't do.
You are "the man." :-)
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