bruno at ioda-net
Jun 19, 2011, 11:57 PM
Post #3 of 3
On 06/18/2011 06:21 PM, Bernhard Morgenstern wrote:
> I have been running DAViCal for some time now and, except for a little struggle during installation, it runs quite well. Only
> the admin interface, as several people on this list have noted, needs some heavy work done.
> I started working on the stylesheets, applying the designs of my intranet site. But I soon came to realize that the interface
> itself faces some usability issues that cannot be resolved by design. So I sketched up a completely new design, specifically
> done for the admin interface. I tried to create a clean and intuitive interface which also works on different platforms from
> lynx to mobile devices (there is e.g. no "hover" event on touch-enabled devices).
> Here is what I have come up with so far:
> There is already quite some work in this, so before I spend more time thinking about usable UIs I wanted to know if you are
> interested in this kind of work at all.
> There is a downside to this though: (luckily) I am not a PHP programmer. So implementing this new design requires somebody
> working on the backend.
> Right now the HTML of the admin interface is spread out over multiple PHP files, making anything other than small changes to it
> an awful lot of work. I would strongly recommend switching to a real template engine. (I hear many people are using Smarty in
> their PHP projects?)
> I am looking forward to your feedback.
> Best regards,
> Bernhard Morgenstern
Hey that's cool, I would just reduce to maximum ( 32px, 48px ) the header.
About the template engine, I would say that php is the template engine :-)
Keep going on this, and more as Andrew already accept to push that on the backend.
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