[TYPO3-templavoila] Usability problem selecting templates

Benjamin Mack bmack at kirix.com
Thu Dec 7 13:45:03 CET 2006

Hey Tapio,

actually, you're right on that! I find it very inconvenient to select 
the different DS / TOs. Apart from that it is very hard to explain to 
the editors the difference between a DS and a TO (on a simple page, they 
are called almost the same and there is only one DS).

If we could do some more AJAX action in there, it would help a lot - 
instead right now, you're asked to reload the whole page.
Another problem is that if you don't select a DS (or it's called 
"Template Structure"), the field for the TO ("Template Design") is not 
shown, then after the reload the new field is shown. First I felt 
like... "Mmmh, this is still the Subpages stuff" but then I figured that 
there is something added.

If we could recode the whole selection it would help a lot, IMHO we 
should especially distinguish it better from the "Subpages" selection.

...just my 2 cents...


Tapio Markula wrote:
> Hi
> Usability concerning selecting templates is bad in TemplaVoila
> too complex. B. Kraft told me once that he tries to make an
> extension to select templates easily. DS and TO could select
> at the same time, which is user friendly.
> Now selecting very far from HCI (Human Computer Ingerface) principles - 
> the selecting is now
> more for computer than human. It should get better for human!
> This is the worst usability problem in TemplaVoila and before
> that issue is solved satisfactory, I don't use TemplaVoila for my customers.
> BTW. I have solded frontend editing satisfactory.
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