IRC log for #koha, 2007-03-12

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Time S Nick Message
12:27 kados morning owen
17:49 kados owen: back? :-)
17:57 owen Yeah, I'm still here. In and out.
17:57 kados
17:58 kados that's a great example of well designed UI, plus it's docs on YUI at the same time :-)
17:58 kados I love that you can hide the sidebar
17:58 kados I bet the librarians would go nuts for that
18:00 kados check out the slick TabPanel example
18:00 kados combines various types of tabs into one
18:02 kados ohhh, the Layouts one is nice too
18:03 owen Yeah, there's a lot of neat stuff there.
18:03 kados talk about web 2.0
18:03 kados we'd own with some of these features :-)
18:06 kados and the back button works, that's what amazes me
18:06 kados like the feed viewer 2
18:06 kados as well
18:10 kados looking at the source, it's interesting, because there's nothing particularly sematically correct about it :-)
18:12 owen That doesn't sound good.
18:17 kados owen: what do you think about the idea of having a folder->file view for the sidebar in the intranet?
18:26 owen I'm not opposed to the idea of having javascript-driven expanding menus, but I'm not personally a fan of the folder file metaphor for navigation
18:31 owen I think you have to be careful with navigation like that not to reduce the 'target zone' for clicks.
18:32 kados
18:32 kados maybe we should start with some layout ideas
18:33 kados we could probably pick three or four layout designs to cover the whole intrnaet
18:33 kados I'm guessing
18:38 owen Last time I checked out the YUI CSS layouts they were fixed-width only. Looks like there's a little more flexibility now
18:38 kados yea
18:38 kados though I have to say, I'm warming up to fixed width designs :-)
18:39 owen I'd love to see examples of where you think a fixed design is working better than a fluid one.
18:40 owen Koha is a special beast since it's not strictly a "reading" kind of site, so there is that.
18:40 kados yea
18:40 kados the parts that I usually find work well fixed are things like sidebars
18:40 owen Sites with fixed designs wich lots of text content often bother me because I can re-size the text and still get a comfortable layout
18:40 owen can -> can't
18:40 kados yea
18:41 kados here's an example
18:41 kados
18:41 kados compare the resizing behavior when you make your browser narrow
18:41 kados with what NPL's intranet does
18:42 owen Are you thinking of the minimum width setting on the central content area?
18:43 kados yea, and the fact that unless you increase the text size the left-hand bar is always the same size
18:44 owen Yeah, that's what we've got with the OPAC now--a fixed left column.
18:44 kados basically this I guess:
18:44 kados[…]example_doc3.html
18:46 kados so this actually is starting to make sense
18:49 owen :) How so?
18:50 kados well the layouts are amazingly simple to create
18:50 kados it's basically just a bunch of divs with some classes
18:50 kados and a few js libraries
18:54 owen Time for me to head out. Talk to me again about this stuff next week if you get time
18:54 kados will do
18:54 kados have a good weekend
18:54 owen You too

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