[mod_python] attention bakers: UI mockups posted

Chris Curvey ccurvey at earthlink.net
Wed Sep 15 09:44:33 EDT 2004

Graham Dumpleton wrote:

> On 15/09/2004, at 9:17 PM, Chris Curvey wrote:
>> Ah, the pleasures of having lots of testers.
>> 1) I have added the global.css to the reference copy.  (BTW, the name 
>> of the original source from owsd is "Nature").
>> 2) Sorry about the tag soup.  I'm not a web designer, so I just took 
>> the existing template and hacked it.  Byron Ellacott has created an 
>> XHTML version and will post it to the list to keep everyone moving, 
>> I'll post the reference copy after I get back from the day job.
>> 3) Yes, I used tables for layout.  Someday I'll learn CSS :)
> Another minor nit. In projectReport.html, the location is "Manage 
> Projects" when
> it presumably should be something like "Project Report".

Nice catch.

> BTW, for userReportDetail.html and projectReportDetail.html, what is 
> the intention
> as to how it should be displayed when you have more than one months 
> worth of data.
> If one keeps putting dates out horizontally, going to look messy. 
> Putting months
> on top of each other is an option, but what do you then do about totals.

This was laziness, cleverly disguised as "keeping it simple".  We could 
add some really slick drill-down functionality, but I thought it better 
to get a simple example working rather than spend a lot of time working 
on a clever UI.

> Not sure what the problem is with the tables. Most use of tables was 
> reasonable.
> The only one I would say was a bit strange was that around the 
> Javascript code
> for modification date.
> With respect to the use of Javascript, I would suggest simply a place 
> holder for
> the concept of a last modified marker. How that is achieved should be 
> left up to
> the implementer. They could use Javascript, or they could use the 
> ability of their
> server side code to fill out the data there instead.

Absoultely.  My intention was to give people a standard to shoot for so 
that we could concentrate on the implementation, rather than the UI.  
(Frankly, that modification date came from the original template, and 
I'm not sure I like it.)

> I am sure that someone will offer up some CSS to replace that table 
> once we get into
> this, so just give it an footer-text id tag for now and let it float 
> where it wants.
> I'd have a look at it myself, but not enough time right now to focus 
> on all this
> just yet.
> -- 
> Graham Dumpleton (grahamd at dscpl.com.au)
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