[development] Modules page rework

Sammy Spets sammys-drupal at synerger.com
Mon Jul 31 05:01:05 UTC 2006

I'm definitely in support of the Gallery 2 module model. It's far 
superior to the Drupal one.

I believe the new layout, while looks ok, is way too wide (for some 
layouts). May I suggest the following:

Name|Description                                            >>|Links

Clicking on the >> presents the following:

Name|Description                                            <<|Links
    |   Version: 4.8.0                                        |
    |   Package: blah                                         |


Sammy Spets
Synerger Pty Ltd

On 29-Jul-06 16:36, Morbus Iff wrote:
> >>Are you saying this just because sepeck took his screenshot at an
> >>unusually wide browser width? Otherwise, I don't get what you mean by
> Some screenshots to prevent the thousand words thing. Low quality.
>  wordwrap.jpg: An example of our current modules screen at a
>   small width. The yellow areas are hideous to me - the word
>   wrapping of one word is bad, and harms readability, IMO.
>   The extra columns and links in your screenshot would make
>   word wrapping common place.
>  gallery2_before.jpg: The gallery2 plugin screen. Notice the
>   three install states that you may have heard Earl and I
>   talking about in the past. Per the Wordpress screenshot,
>   these are actually links, not buttons, but same diff.
>  gallery2_after.jpg: After clicking the "install" link, three
>   things happen at once. First, "zip download" row is highlighted
>   green temporarily (not shown in this screenshot - it fades out).
>   A notice appears at the top of the page, also in green, which
>   also fades out. Also, the links turn from "install" to
>   "activate" and "uninstall". Also note that the state of the
>   icons replaces the visual "enabled check in a checkbox".
> It actually appears Gallery 2 has five states: install, activate, 
> deactivate, uninstall, and a rare "configure" (for when you activate a 
> module but it /requires/ admin configuration before it will do anything 
> useful). I'm not sure we need to deviate from our three states (most of 
> our modules require some sort of configuration before use).
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