[Phpmyadmin-devel] New navigation frame resize handler
tyronx at gmail.com
Mon Aug 1 13:06:13 CEST 2011
On Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 1:38 PM, Rouslan Placella <rouslan at placella.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-08-01 at 13:27 +0300, Tyron Madlener wrote:
>> On Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 1:04 PM, Rouslan Placella <rouslan at placella.com> wrote:
>> > On Mon, 2011-08-01 at 09:26 +0300, Tyron Madlener wrote:
>> >> On Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 2:34 AM, Rouslan Placella <rouslan at placella.com> wrote:
>> >> > Hi there,
>> >> >
>> >> > I rewrote the navigation frame resize handler and I'm looking for some
>> >> > feedback and opinions. The new handler keeps navigation frame width
>> >> > synchronised and there is an option to collapse the frame. I made a
>> >> > video  that showcases the functionality and there are a few words
>> >> > about it in my blog  and of course, it can be seen ion action on my
>> >> > demo site .
>> >> >
>> >> I would still find it nice to have just one collapse/expand button in
>> >> the middle, but therefore bigger. Though we might need to check that
>> >> the expand button doesn't overlap other content too much.
>> > I put the collapse buttons at the top and bottom of the screen exactly
>> > for that reason: keeping them out of the way. Let's see what others
>> > think about this.
>> >> Also having it animated, even if it is a bit laggy, gives a more
>> >> fluent experience instead of having it flash in and out, imho.
>> > The animation for the frame collapse is _too_ laggy IMO. Most of the
>> > time there is too much content in the main frame for a smooth
>> > transition. So I animated the buttons instead :D
>> >> And lastly, frame resize still doesn't work in Chrome.
>> > Apparently it's a well known bug. Frame resize is only possible on
>> > chrome if the frameborder attribute is set to 1. Of course, setting
>> > frameborder to 1 makes the navigation look ugly in a every other
>> > browser. I guess that we could conditionally set frameborder to 1 for
>> > chrome only...
>> Or maybe it's time to throw away the pma frames altogether :-)
> Is it? Getting rid of frames would mean that if JS or ajax is disabled
> in PMA, then a whole page must be refreshed in order to refresh the
> navigation or even to browse the navigation tree. Don't get me wrong,
> I'm the first one to say that frames suck, but I just don't see how we
> can deliver content efficiently without them.
Yes that is very true. All the Ajax/JS features have to be really
stable and be widely accepted before we can remove frames then. That
probably will still take 1-5 years.
>> >> > Rouslan
>> >> >
>> >> > : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-MFX3i3tQ0
>> >> > : http://roccivic.blogspot.com/2011/07/report-for-week-10.html
>> >> > : http://demo.phpmyadmin.net/gsoc-rouslan/
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