[Product-Developers] Simple "Collage/front-page"-view

JeanMichel FRANCOIS jeanmichel.francois at makina-corpus.com
Thu Jul 17 08:04:08 UTC 2008

Hi  Espen Moe-Nilssen.

Do not confuse custom view setted on a content type and collage. Collage is 
able to support an other system of custom view. I m currently doing so new 
views for collage.

I will give you a use case to explain why collage can't use dynamic view 
setted on the content.

You add a collection to list last 5 blog entries.
You set the view to summary view.
You now add two collage page different parts of the site (the front page and 
the welcome page of the Members folder).
You want to display the collection in the front page with the default view and 
on the Members folder with a custom view. How do you do ?

Well the summary view is attached to the content. Collage is not. But collage 
give you a way to choose different views. But collage UI sucks a lot on that 
point (it s a list of links ....i would have prefere a link that point to a 
special page)

Le Tuesday 08 July 2008 17:02:00 afewtips.com, vous avez écrit :
> Although this may not be perfect, the way I use Collage is not to add the
> content directly, but rather use a collection and then make the collection
> use the summary view.
> This way it doesn't show the whole article, just the summary.
> Then you could create a new folder summary view that will show the first
> item at the top and then 2 columns down you would only have to make the
> changes to the folder_summary.pt file and then create the collections to
> show the item types you want.
> It's not perfect - I also want to add images to folders and I haven't been
> able to get Collage to
> show the images - but it may suffice until you can develop a more complete
> solution. It's working for me
> until I get up to speed.
> Thanks
> espenmn wrote:
> > I was thinking about making a simple "front-page" content type.
> > Would it be possible to have a content type where you select other
> > content that should be part of the front page and then just "view them".
> > The "typical view would be something like". 1) Teaser      2) a short
> > document (page)    3) News /  1) (p4artists) video 2) a short
> > document (page) 3) News
> >
> > I think this should be quite easy, but maybe its bad practice (or
> > just very slow).
> >
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> >
> > (I know about collage, but its not working like I need it to (that
> > is, it doesnt show content with the views selected for some content
> > (it shows it with the "default view")
> >
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> >
> > Espen Moe-Nilssen
> >
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