I don't know where I should post this, but here seems as good as any.
I think that base should be taken to the next level in it's UI-design.
The current functionality is great, but a little bit "blinding" (especially when looking at many alert/alergroups etc you don't get a good overview).
The design should be taken out of the 90's and the gui-code cleaned up.
Instead of reinventing the wheel the project maintainers could look at a templating system (such as (www.)smarty(.net)) to ease the work.
Base is a great tool that could be even greater (and easier), so I hope someone will start looking at it.
The templating idea has been tossed around quite a bit for BASE and we hope to implement it. Are you volunteering to help, as we can always use it!
Actually, this is one of the things I'm anxious to get started on. Once I get some of the code stuff done that I've committed to I'll take a look at design options. This would be a major task :-)
I would volunteer to help if I knew php and templating systems better (and had some UI-design studies ;) )
Looked at "smarty" quickly and it seems "pretty simple", but what is needed is to separate "core logic" with "presentation logic"
I looked at the base-code and currently it seems very nested (logic and presentation).
First step I think is to make a "mockup" (pure html) of how base should look.
Then transform the html into a template.
Simplest is probably to take the current look and try transforming it.
Can look at this closer when I get the time, but not promising anything :)
Templates from different templating systems ought to look similar, so when decided it should just be a matter of chosing I guess.
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