[Phpmyadmin-devel] Collapsible navigation frame

Rouslan Placella rouslan at placella.com
Wed Jul 27 23:29:12 CEST 2011

On Wed, 2011-07-27 at 22:20 +0300, Tyron Madlener wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 10:08 PM, Marc Delisle <marc at infomarc.info> wrote:
> > Tyron Madlener a écrit :
> >> On Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 7:51 PM, Marc Delisle <marc at infomarc.info> wrote:
> >>> Tyron Madlener a écrit :
> >>>> Just had a good idea how to fix the 'open in new tab' workaround for
> >>>> getting more space on various pages (particularly useful on the status
> >>>> monitor). I've implemented a very quick demonstration on how a
> >>>> collapsible navigation frame could work like. If the idea is good and
> >>>> the feature can go to master, I will implemented it better. Also it
> >>>> could need a better icon.
> >>>>
> >>>> Commit 5fb7f9cd1716ae747a6e898ee6e92c864d4da6dc and
> >>>> 05dd085aeb0334d1e9ee68037efb563866892164 do the magic. It will make an
> >>>> arrow appear vertically centered on the nav frame.
> >>>> Should be testable anytime soon on http://demo.phpmyadmin.net/gsoc-tyron
> >>> Tyron,
> >>> Taking into account that phpMyAdmin currently has the navi panel inside
> >>> a frame, what's the advantage (apart from the look) of this, compared to
> >>> just dragging the vertical separator line?
> >>>
> >>
> >> That it is significantly less convenient to find that 3 pixel wide
> >> area where you can drag the frame, then move it to the end of the
> >> screen. Also it doesn't seem to be possible in Chrome. Also there's no
> >> visual indicator showing this is possible, so the average user might
> >> never be aware of it.
> >
> > I see your point. By the way, a few hours ago I was able to make it work
> > on my copy of your tree but it no longer works (nor on the demo server).
> >
> That is odd, it is still working for me on the gsoc-tyron demo, maybe
> because i used static theme paths (for testing)?
> >>
> >> I have to mention though, my current code doesn't seem to work in
> >> Opera. But I guess that is only a matter of some bug fixing.

I'm working on a big re-structuring of the navigation frame. The impact
on the user will probably be nearly none, however the underlying code
will probably be unrecognisable since I'm going for an OOP model. So, if
your feature is to go into master and also mine, I suspect that one of
us will have to do a difficult merge. And since your feature is smaller,
I wonder if you want to wait until I'm finished and then implement yours
on top of the new navigation code. What do you think?


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