[Plone-UI] Fwd: mockup project updates

Nathan Van Gheem vangheem at gmail.com
Mon Jul 22 19:19:21 UTC 2013

forwarding since ryan is getting blocked right now

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From: Ryan Foster <ryan at rynamic.com>
Date: Mon, Jul 22, 2013 at 11:49 AM
Subject: Re: [Plone-UI] mockup project updates
To: Dylan Jay <djay at pretaweb.com>
Cc: Nathan Van Gheem <vangheem at gmail.com>, ui <ui at lists.plone.org>


On Jul 22, 2013, at 9:26 AM, Dylan Jay <djay at pretaweb.com> wrote:

> On 23/07/2013, at 12:32 AM, Sean Upton <sdupton at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Jul 22, 2013 at 7:50 AM, Nathan Van Gheem <vangheem at gmail.com>
>>> And I'd like specific comments on the UI for:
>>> - the related items widget
>> Some quick feedback on this specific widget/area:
>> 1. The overall look is clean, and the basic experience is very
>> intuitive and unobtrusive.
>> 2. There is some z-index issue with the "Browse" tab in the demo.
> I'm not sure there is  a need for the browse and search tabs is there? I
think original idea was just to have a browse button to remind the user
they can browse, not just search but as soon as you the input gets focus it
becomes clear you can browse anyway so I think they just waste space. The
original idea was for this widget to replace all the content finder widgets
including the one in the collections portlet which doesn't have much space.

My plan, was to make the tabs optional using an option. My concern
with not having them is that the search behaviour changes from
searching the whole site to filtering a folder. To make it clear to
the user I added the tabs. It has always been in the back of my mind
that they may be unnecessary. Some user testing with a diverse group
of users would be great.

>> 3. We need the possibility to reorder multiple selected items.  I want
>> drag-and-drop and keyboard bindings (cursor keys up/down/home/end).
>> 4. What does selection of a single item (e.g. Choice field, not a
>> Collection field) look like?
>> 5. How would the widget pass intent for filtering, initial location
>> options to the AJAX request for the JSON?  It is just assumed that
>> this is something rendered into the query string or traversal path of
>> the ajaxvocabulary URL?
>> 6. I want to be able to re-use this widget in-part in the future for
>> browsing tree-based subject vocabularies.  Does the design seem
>> conducive to this?
>> Re: date widget:
>> a. need some improved keyboard interactivity (type dates, clear
>> entry); I want the ability to type a date and get it normalized in JS
>> appropriate to my locale.  I'm willing to help here based on my
>> experience building this:
>> http://teamspace.upiq.org/static/demo/smartdate/demo.html and
>> http://teamspace.upiq.org/static/demo/smartdate/demo_fr.html
>> Folks -- you all are doing a really slick job.  I hope to help
contribute soon.
>> Cheers,
>> Sean
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Nathan Van Gheem
Solutions Architect
Wildcard Corp
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