[Phpmyadmin-devel] Better table navigation

Marc Delisle marc at infomarc.info
Sun Jul 3 13:19:51 CEST 2011

Le 2011-06-30 21:07, Aris Feryanto a écrit :
> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Tyron Madlener <tyronx at gmail.com>
>> On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 5:12 PM, Marc Delisle <marc at infomarc.info>
>> wrote:
>>> Le 2011-06-30 10:41, Tyron Madlener a écrit :
>>>> On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 12:08 PM, Aris
>> Feryanto<aris_feryanto at yahoo.com>  wrote:
>>>>> Hi all, Current table navigation seems to be little messy, so
>>>>> I tried to
>> make the
>>>>> table navigation tidier and more compact. You may see the
>> screenshot at [0]
>>>>> or try the demo at usual location [1]. Feel free to give any
>> comment or
>>>>> suggestion on this. [0]
>> https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Xs_dOR1F0WoXW4_dTB1CLhOTKK2V2rX6_OFfHt2Qo5E?feat=directlink
[1] http://demo.phpmyadmin.net/gsoc-aris
>>>> This is great, I've also found the navigation pretty messy but 
>>>> couldn't come up with a good idea. But as Marc mentions, the
>>>> bar needs to get smaller. On my X61s Thinkpad with only a
>>>> resolution of 1024x768 a big part will be outside the visible
>>>> area.
>>>> Making the horizontal/vertical select list smaller would be one
>>>> step (or removing it altogether)
>>> Seeing very few positive feedback on the devel and users list
>>> about the vertical browse mode, I am in favor of removing this
>>> feature.
>>> Or ...we could make the appearance of this select list
>>> configurable, the default being not visible. This way, people
>>> relying on this very old feature could configure it if they want
>>> to, but for the majority, the selector would be out of the way.
>>> If we decide to do this, we should remove vertical support for
>>> the special features like inline edit and the column reordering.
>>> All the new stuff would be planned only for horizontal mode.
>> Sounds like a good idea. Making it invisible by default, then
>> check how many people complain about its disappearance ;-) Then, if
>> only little people notice the change, it could be removed 
>> completely altogether.
> I think making it invisible by default is a good step towards
> removing vertical mode support. As Tyron said, we can check if there
> is complain about it.
> Btw, (just to make sure) if we really want to remove the vertical
> support, it will be done in the next version after 3.5, isn't it?

I was hoping to remove it for 3.5; in fact, a quick decision about this
would give clear indications to GSoC 2011 students (I know it's a bit
late but at least, it would help for the rest of GSoC 2011).

Marc Delisle

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