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Improvement Requests - Orion Pobursky - 2020-02-10

In order to refocus my todo list here is a standing question:

What is the one annoying across all of the LDraw.org website that you wish were fixed?

Please be specific and propose a solution if it's not obvious.
If it's not a quick fix, I'll add it to the todo list otherwise I'll just fix the issue. In either case you request will be marked as [Added]


[Added] RE: Improvement Requests - Lasse Deleuran - 2020-02-11

Missing search function for parts on the front page.


I'm often using the homepage for looking up parts, and I'm not always on my own PC. You have to hover over the "Parts" button, move down, click on "Parts Tracker", and then get a page with a search bar.


RE: [Added] RE: Improvement Requests - Orion Pobursky - 2020-02-11

(2020-02-11, 0:06)Lasse Deleuran Wrote: Missing search function for parts on the front page.


I'm often using the homepage for looking up parts, and I'm not always on my own PC. You have to hover over the "Parts" button, move down, click on "Parts Tracker", and then get a page with a search bar.

This has now been added to the homepage sidebar


RE: [Added] RE: Improvement Requests - Lasse Deleuran - 2020-02-11

(2020-02-11, 15:17)Orion Pobursky Wrote: This has now been added to the homepage sidebar
And it works! Wow! Knowing what you said about the tech in the other topic, this is quite impressive!


RE: [Added] RE: Improvement Requests - Orion Pobursky - 2020-02-11

(2020-02-11, 15:22)Lasse Deleuran Wrote: And it works! Wow! Knowing what you said about the tech in the other topic, this is quite impressive!

The homepage and normal site pages are easy to alter. Template based and I don't need server shell access (CMS Made Simple for the win!). It's the Parts Tracker pages (anything from /cgi-bin or /library/tracker) that are a pain and require server shell access edit.


[Added] RE: Improvement Requests - Gerald Lasser - 2020-02-11

(2020-02-10, 23:55)Orion Pobursky Wrote: In order to refocus my todo list here is a standing question:

What is the one annoying across all of the LDraw.org website that you wish were fixed?

Please be specific and propose a solution if it's not obvious.

On the homepage, the menu band has highlights for the drop-down menus, but not for the "Forum" and "Wiki". I think it is visually more pleasing if these two would also be highlighted as you can click it. (same as class "ui simple dropdown item")

On other pages, the non-highlighted items cannot be clicked (e.g. "Prev" on the first page of the PT)


RE: Improvement Requests - Orion Pobursky - 2020-02-12

(2020-02-11, 22:10)Gerald Lasser Wrote: On the homepage, the menu band has highlights for the drop-down menus, but not for the "Forum" and "Wiki". I think it is visually more pleasing if these two would also be highlighted as you can click it. (same as class "ui simple dropdown item")

On other pages, the non-highlighted items cannot be clicked (e.g. "Prev" on the first page of the PT)

Front page fixed. The PT will require some more work.


RE: Improvement Requests - Orion Pobursky - 2020-02-12

(2020-02-11, 22:10)Gerald Lasser Wrote: On the homepage, the menu band has highlights for the drop-down menus, but not for the "Forum" and "Wiki". I think it is visually more pleasing if these two would also be highlighted as you can click it. (same as class "ui simple dropdown item")

On other pages, the non-highlighted items cannot be clicked (e.g. "Prev" on the first page of the PT)

And the non-functional items (prior and newest, as applicable) in the activity page menu show disabled.


RE: [Added] RE: Improvement Requests - Magnus Forsberg - 2020-02-12

Would it be possible to limit the search to only search the header? 
If I enter only three or four digits, I get to many hits. I think it is searching in the code of the part aswell. If I enter a five digit number I get a better result, but only because we are asking a parteditor to limit the number of decimals.


RE: Improvement Requests - N. W. Perry - 2020-02-13

This is probably a broader issue than you're looking for, and I think it is a long-term goal already, but compiling the various standards and specs into a unified, categorized location would be very beneficial to new users like me. :-)