#27 Easier Site Tasks

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2006-01-22
2006-01-22
Mike McKee
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With every website I do, I usually keep a notepad open
beside it. Inside this notepad, I manually sort the
bugs from the feature requests, and then assign HI,
MED, LO priorities to them. I then put an order number
on them and an expected duration time. As I complete a
task, I put "DONE" in front of it but don't delete it
because I might find out later that it was in fact not
quite done and I might need the notes on the
bug/feature to know what needs to be changed.

The Site Tasks feature in Screem, in my opinion, could
be reworked so that it works like the following. The
current way it works is very limiting as far as screen
real estate to be able to read very quickly any kind of
long detail on descriptions.

You create a kind of "Site Tasks" kind of page that is
stored with the website files. When you doubleclick it,
or choose the menu item to load "Site Task", it appears
in a tab on the right. Therefore, I can flip between it
fairly easy. When you click the tab for the Site Task,
instead of a code editor, you get an editor that looks
sort of like Notepad but with some extra features:

a. The page comes automatically with the text "###
BUGS", "### FEATURES", "### HI", "### MED", "### LO".

b. Highlight a section of text and rightclick to set it
to "HI", "MED", or "LO" and it moves automatically to
that section of the page. If the text was typed in the
Bugs area, it rearranges in Bugs. If the text was typed
in the Features area, it rearranges in Features.

c. Highlight a section of text and rightclick to mark
it as done and it inserts ">>> DONE. " in front of the
text. It also changes the color to a kind of dim color.

d. The sections are colorized so it is easier to find
items.

e. You can add numbers and letters to assist in your
outlining -- it will not interfere with that.

f. If I choose Undo, it puts the text where it was.

g. You can also store loose notes in here if you want.

h. If you type a line and begin it with "+", then press
tab on any subsequent line, it will automatically put
"-" after the tab and indent what is beneath it. In
this way, you provide a very simple kind of outlining.
To turn the automatic outlining off, just press enter,
enter.

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