AW: [opencms-dev] consistent user interface for OpenCms
k.schliemann at comundus.com
Mon Dec 12 18:40:05 CET 2005
Hi Alkacon, hi list,
I was on holiday for a week and havn't heard from you since last week.
I would be happy to get a "statement" from Alkacon, if you would support a
improvement of the user interface of OpenCms.
Or in other words: Is there a chance for this new concept to go to the core
We are ready to do most of the work, but of course need support from you
Alkacon and the community in order to discuss and fine tune our concept.
Could you please let me know, what you think about this?
If there a are questions, don't hesitate to ask.
Thanks a lot.
i.A. Kai Schliemann
Schüttelgrabenring 3, 71332 Waiblingen
Telefon +49 (0)71 51-5 00 28-20
IT EXCELLENCE by comundus.
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: opencms-dev-bounces at opencms.org
> [mailto:opencms-dev-bounces at opencms.org]Im Auftrag von Kai Schliemann
> Gesendet: Mittwoch, 30. November 2005 21:03
> An: The OpenCms mailing list
> Betreff: AW: [opencms-dev] consistent user interface for OpenCms
> Hi Michael, hi Joe, hi list,
> thanks a lot for your response.
> > > UI suggestion: when an icon or menu item is unavailable ("grayed
> > > out"), give an explanation as to why it is not available ("locked",
> > > "insufficient privilege", etc).
> > Normally you get such a description on the left in the help box.
> This approach is great.
> In this case, I assume, Joe is talking about the explorer view.
> For example
> the "publish project" icon in the online project does not show any tooltip
> or help text. Whereas it does in the offline project.
> This is an example of what we would like to improve.
> > > > For example OpenCms uses 3 different "delete"-icons. Two
> > different even in
> > > > one dialog (Account management --> User Management).
> > Our approach is to 'try' that in such cases where the same
> > functionally is
> > offered in the same list as 'SingleAction' and as 'MultiAction',
> > is to use the
> > same icon in different colors.
> OK, this is what I thought what your intention was. We for sure have to
> talk/discuss such issues.
> > Kai: when you say 'we', what do you really mean?
> By saying 'we', I am talking about our company (comundus) together with
> Alkacon and the community. Wheras we do not mind to do the most
> part of the
> This could work as follows:
> 1. comundus collects improvement suggestions from the community
> and Alkacon
> (and of course their own).
> 2. comundus creates a concept for the improvement of the OpenCms UI.
> 3. sending the concept to Alkacon/the mailing list for review.
> 4. after finishing the final concept, starting to implement it (after you
> (Alkacon) told us what would be the best way to do so).
> 5. all being happy to have a more user friendly OpenCms. Where the stress
> lies on "more", because it already is.
> I hope I could clarify a little bit what our intention is.
> Looking forward to hearing from you.
> Diplom-Wirtschaftsingenieur (FH)
> Kai Schliemann
> comundus GmbH
> Schüttelgrabenring 3, 71332 Waiblingen
> Telefon +49 (0)71 51-5 00 28-20
> IT EXCELLENCE by comundus.
> > --
> > Regards
> > Michael Moossen
> > Alkacon Software GmbH - The OpenCms Experts
> > http://www.alkacon.com
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