[Design] No-collection state in the Web UI
mde at osafoundation.org
Mon Dec 10 13:55:38 PST 2007
Just a quick heads-up -- I've (finally) gotten things working sanely in
the Web UI when the user has no collections loaded.
In the interest of expedience, I tried to work with existing UI elements
-- for example, rather than trying to dim out the calendar canvas or
something elegant when the user has no collections, if users try to
create a new calendar item in that state, they see an error that says
"You don't have any collections to put this item in. Please create a
collection by clicking the 'New collection' link."
The no-collection state should not be a place that users spend a lot of
time, so I don't think we should spend tons and tons of design time on
it. If anybody here has any specific feedback however, it would be good
to hear it. And if users have problems with specific aspects of it of
course, it definitely bears coming back to.
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