#5 Structure overhaul

Future
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Tim De Pauw
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2006-08-27
2006-04-23
Tim De Pauw
No

Do we really need separate pages for the latest quotes,
top quotes, bottom quotes, random quotes and searching
the quotes? Instead, shouldn't the user just be
presented with a search form, perhaps with some default
queries/profiles corresponding to the old pages?

Discussion

  • Tim De Pauw
    Tim De Pauw
    2006-04-30

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  • Nathan Watson
    Nathan Watson
    2006-06-15

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    My input:
    Yes, we need them. You can always take out the links and
    leave your users with only the search page...

     
  • Tim De Pauw
    Tim De Pauw
    2006-06-15

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    Thanks for your opinion. I'm not sure if that goes for all
    pages though. For instance, is there really a need to have a
    separate section for the quotes with the lowest rating?

    I'd like to strive toward simplicity. Here's a different
    approach:

    - The main page lists selections of quotes:

    -- The latest ones posted, with a link to a more extensive list;

    -- The ones with the highest rating, again with a link;

    -- For administrators, the unapproved ones, with the means
    to moderate them.

    - There's a search field on every page. The user can either
    enter a quote ID or a query.

    - The navigation bar takes the user to:

    -- The home page;

    -- The latest quotes;

    -- The top rated quotes;

    -- Random quotes;

    -- The tag cloud;

    -- The statistics (new in Chirpy! 0.3);

    -- The submission form.

    - The login-related stuff is no longer part of the
    navigation bar, but moves to a separate section of the page,
    probably closer to the login status, which is currently in
    the footer by default.

    Like you said, if the QDB admin prefers to digress from all
    of this, he should be able to. In this case, the only real
    change here is the addition of custom quote listings to the
    main page, and some convenient tricks to add a search form.

     
  • Nathan Watson
    Nathan Watson
    2006-06-15

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    Hm.. that design does soung good, although my simple
    preference is more the way it is now. Perhaps make these
    things modular so the administrator can choose?

     
  • Nathan Watson
    Nathan Watson
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    Hm.. that design does soung good, although my simple
    preference is more the way it is now. Perhaps make these
    things modular so the administrator can choose?

     
  • Tim De Pauw
    Tim De Pauw
    2006-06-15

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    Yeah, the way I see it (for now) is that all the stuff is
    there, but the default template only has some of it. The
    docs would then tell admins how to add more of it; perhaps
    several themes which are similar in appearance but not in
    structure could ship with Chirpy! by default.

     
  • Nathan Watson
    Nathan Watson
    2006-06-15

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    Hm.. that design does soung good, although my simple
    preference is more the way it is now. Perhaps make these
    things modular so the administrator can choose?

     
  • Nathan Watson
    Nathan Watson
    2006-06-15

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    Hm.. that design does soung good, although my simple
    preference is more the way it is now. Perhaps make these
    things modular so the administrator can choose?

     
  • Nathan Watson
    Nathan Watson
    2006-06-16

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    Hm.. that design does soung good, although my simple
    preference is more the way it is now. Perhaps make these
    things modular so the administrator can choose?

     
  • Tim De Pauw
    Tim De Pauw
    2006-08-27

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