UserInterfaceWishList

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Please group contents in areas like "edit screen", forms, installation, etc. otherwise its too hard to get ideas of what is wanted...


  • skins:
    • skin with no fix width of page, should be adaptable to all screen sizes -> updated (NatSkin) now supports this, i.e. available on NextWiki smile
    • side bar on the left (or rigth, configurable), resizeable side bar
    • automatically adapting skin to small/large screens
    • default skin that supports high contrast needs of the low vision old folks amoung us o-*
    • common css classes and id's that start in the default skin and go throughout all the main skins (in importing the bluenote css into WidgetsSkin, mostly i just had to do s/natSomething/twikiSlightlyDifferent/g - SvenDowideit
    • a defaultjs skin that all other skins can over-ride to add js to all skins (SKIN=defult,defulatjs,nat)
    • a jump box
    • a single jump and search box either with Go and Search buttons or a pull down menu with options that switches the underlying form between {Jump, local search and global search} (i.e. 3 forms sharing the same space and css display toggled by js which also copies the input field value across).
    • 'tidy, ordered' default skin templates so it's easier to find the latest TMPL:DEF that is valid that you want to override in a new overlayed skin
    • a button to revert to the currently viewed old version on the view screen
    • Side bar not scrolling with text. 2 containers make it also easier for caching the pages but not the sidebar
  • edit
    • possibility to attach files/pictures in edit mode (not sure if this is a skin issue)
    • save and continue button -> now available on NextWiki smile
    • remember decision if WYSIWYG is deactivated
    • shortcuts for edit, save and save and continue
    • resizeable fields for form in edit mode, that dynamically adapts to page size/width and hight can be adjusted
    • the ability to revert to a previous version using a button on the comparison screen rather than having to copy and paste content
    • Ajax Preview on the edit page - no need to load up a new page to check progress and then browse back to continue editing
    • NatEditPlugin - when working in bulleted lists, the next new line should automatically get a bullet point when you hit RETURN
    • sectional editing supported in the core
    • in the WYSIWYG mode: copy/paste an image from another program
  • Refactoring support
    • Dealing with multiple attachments in a group for move, delete. E.g. I just had to move, one at a time, 27 attachments from a too-large topic to an overflow topic. I really wished for the ability to check a box next to each one and then say "move to" once. (Note some topics wanted to remain.) See V1.1 of the ThumbnailPlugin for a command line utility with much of the desired functionality.
    • Similarly, it would be useful to be able to seach for a subset of topics, then have a check-select from the resulting list and be able to change parent, move to another web, or delete.
    • Global search and replace across topics: E.g. add a new parameter to a common %INCLUDE% call - not for the default value, but so users can see where to change it.
  • forms
    • user defined meta data that can be searched and listed with queries (like formfield())
    • possibility to add 2 forms (top form and bottom form) to one page
    • forms with several fields in one row
    • MoreAttractiveForm
  • extensions
    • more flexible tables (add cells, rows, columns at any place)
    • a powerful drawing plugin
    • redirect display like Wikipedia (redirected from FooBar?noredirect=on)
      • I did this using TWiki:Plugins.RedirectPlugin and posted a patch on the Dev page. Keep forgetting to upload the changes to twiki.org, but when I do I can also upload here (when ready) - AndrewJones
  • history that displays correct versions of drawings, drawing diff
  • for admins:
    • logfile view from webbrowser, i.e. view logileXY page (complete or last n lines)
    • load monitor, ressource monitor: top, df, ps, ...
    • much better installation and upgrade routines (thinking of gallery2 as example although this may never fit for this Wiki which is perl based while gallery2 is php)
    • Easy way to add function buttons from contribs - E.G. the biggest pain in installing GenPDF is figuring out how to add a PDF button next to Edit and Attach. It would be useful if this just installed - or there were one file with simple, obvious syntax to drop it into.
    • long vision: could there be any idea or possibility to enable installation on systems without shell access (e.g. just transfer everything via FTP and get the rights correctly set; e.g. gallery2 preinstaller)?
    • in configure script: Clone the Find More Extension button for the Plugins section as Find More Plugins for easier installation of plugins.
  • preference settings
    • a control panel UI that replaces having to manually edit the SET settings:
      • WebPermissionsPlugin becomes a default plugin with the web settings screen given the same functionality as the topic settings screen
      • ALLOWTOPICVIEW etc remains in the background but the user sees the following options: Open (public read/write), Members Only (public read only), Private (listed but not viewable), Secret (not even listed). Yes, these are the options in ClearSpace.
Topic revision: r17 - 24 Mar 2009, WikiGnome - This page was cached on 09 Sep 2020 - 10:48.

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