[RFC] Combine Related functionality (UI Cleanup)

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[RFC] Combine Related functionality (UI Cleanup)

Post by hanakin » Sun May 25, 2014 10:26 am

the UI is drastically cluttered and getting ever so more cluttered. In an effort to prevent this from happening I propose that we restyle the search field to match that of the rest of the theme. Then relocate the inde page search field to the action bar as it is on the other pages. Then add a dropdown menu next to it containing links to the advanced search, view your posts, view unanswered, etc..

http://midaym.com/test/mino/buttons.html

I did a quick mock up of the html integrated with a more consistent UI. Again i'm using font-awsome for the icons for simplicity in mock-ups but that can easily be swapped out.

This would remove the clutter in the main navigation and simplify the location of the search fields. Not to mention bring together the UI more consistently.

Ticket: https://tracker.phpbb.com/browse/PHPBB3-12598
[WIP]: https://github.com/phpbb/phpbb/pull/2504
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Re: Combine all search related functionality

Post by PayBas » Sun May 25, 2014 10:52 am

+1

But not sure about the positioning, particularly on the index.
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Please ignore the font, font-size, placeholder text and alignment problems.
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Re: Combine all search related functionality

Post by aleha » Sun May 25, 2014 11:59 am

The following search types do not expect user input, are predefined and should be with the classic search bar where user input is needed.

View unanswered posts
View unread posts
View new posts
View active topics
View your posts

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Re: Combine all search related functionality

Post by PayBas » Sun May 25, 2014 12:10 pm

aleha wrote:The following search types do not expect user input, are predefined and should be with the classic search bar where user input is needed.

View unanswered posts
View unread posts
View new posts
View active topics
View your posts
I think the idea is to eventually move to a single search form.

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Re: Combine all search related functionality

Post by aleha » Sun May 25, 2014 2:03 pm

I am not against that but I am not sure if it fits in the UI as it is now.

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Re: Combine all search related functionality

Post by keith10456 » Sun May 25, 2014 3:50 pm

HUGE +1

Not only does it clean-up the UI a bit but it also places links where users would expect them to be. It always bugged me that I had to go back to the Index in order to quickly find "View New Posts".

It's more modernized, and puts things in the correct place. Good job :!:

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Re: Combine all search related functionality

Post by Sumanai » Sun May 25, 2014 5:45 pm

Never thought of page "View unread posts" as search pages.
Sorry for my English.

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Re: Combine all search related functionality

Post by Mess » Sun May 25, 2014 5:58 pm

+1, would marry. ;)

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Re: Combine all search related functionality

Post by keith10456 » Sun May 25, 2014 6:28 pm

Sumanai wrote:Never thought of page "View unread posts" as search pages.
It's a search because it queries (searches for) all of the articles that one hasn't read ;)

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Re: Combine all search related functionality

Post by hanakin » Sun May 25, 2014 6:32 pm

Sumanai wrote:Never thought of page "View unread posts" as search pages.
never looked at the url of the page it takes you too?

https://area51.phpbb.com/phpBB/search.php?search_id=unanswered

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