Skip to main content

This site requires you to update your browser. Your browsing experience maybe affected by not having the most up to date version.

Archive

Our old forums are still available as a read-only archive.

Moderators: martimiz, Sean, biapar, Willr, Ingo, simon_w

Usability: Making ‘Create’ ‘Delete’ and ‘Reorganise’ into buttons


Reply

4 Posts   1645 Views

Avatar
elijahlofgren

19 June 2007 at 3:00pm Google Summer of Code Hacker, 222 Posts

Hello All,

I'm working on fixing Usability Issue #23 "Create, Delete, and Reorganise links need to be more prominent": http://www.elijahlofgren.com/silverstripe/create-delete-and-reorganise-links-need-to-be-more-prominent/

I'm planning to change the links into buttons so they will look like this: http://www.elijahlofgren.com/silverstripe/images/usability/23-proposed-buttons.png

Let me know if you think there is a better way. :)

Thanks,

Elijah Lofgren

Avatar
Tim

19 June 2007 at 3:49pm Core Development Team, 201 Posts

Looks good.

I think the "Go" button should be on the same line as the dropdown however

Avatar
elijahlofgren

20 June 2007 at 6:00am Google Summer of Code Hacker, 222 Posts

> I think the "Go" button should be on the same line as the dropdown however

We're actually discussing the removal of the 'Go' button.

In addition, there is the possibility that we wouldn't even need any of the ‘Create’ ‘Delete’ and ‘Reorganise' buttons if we simply did the following by default:
* Show the create page drop-down
* Show the 'Delete selected pages' button by default
* Show the page checkboxes by default
* Allow drag and dropping by default.

However, I don't know if those changes would make things easier to use or not.

I'd love to hear your thoughts here:
http://www.silverstripe.com/google-summer-of-code-forum/flat/1636

Thanks,

Elijah

Avatar
elijahlofgren

21 June 2007 at 2:46pm Google Summer of Code Hacker, 222 Posts

I have made the links into buttons in the cms gsoc branch r37191.

> I think the "Go" button should be on the same line as the dropdown however
Done in in cms gsoc branch r37168 :)

There has been some discussion about removing the "Reorder..." button and making drag and drop the default. See:
http://www.silverstripe.com/google-summer-of-code-forum/flat/1636?showPost=1652#post1646

What do you think of this change?

Thanks for your feedback,

Elijah