[Framework-Team] Re: PLIP 244: Portlet management improvements

Danny Bloemendaal danny.bloemendaal at informaat.nl
Fri Oct 17 11:46:49 UTC 2008

On 17 okt 2008, at 01:29, Jon Stahl wrote:

> One other thought to contribute to this topic:
> Right now, the system renders all placeful portlets, then all group
> portlets, then all type portlets.

Grouping is bad. Especially if you allow some form or ordering. No  
user wants to be bound by an arbriary technical reason for grouping.

> If a user wants to have portlets in a "mixed" order, that is pretty  
> much
> impossible.
> Perhaps we can add a simple "weight" value to each portlet, then order
> portlets by weight, regardless of whether they are place, group or  
> type
> portlets?
> There are some UI considerations, and maybe this is too invasive.  But
> we get it a fair amount.

Weight? Why that? Why not allow them to be mixed as the user wants?  
Why that grouping at all? It's a technical reason not a usability  
reason. Just allow them to be mixed and you are done. I even would  
like to suggest to have the option to mix them on a user bases with  
drag and drop and store the order in cookies or something like that.  
We have that here in our intranet together with collapsible support  
and that works really well. But that's another topic ;-).


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