Portlet Drag and Drop

Michelle D'Souza michelle.dsouza at utoronto.ca
Wed Apr 30 14:57:23 UTC 2008


I know there has been some conversation about the best user experience  
for reordering portlets. I thought it would be useful if I built an  
example to show the alternate user experience.

You can see the new experience here: http://build.fluidproject.org/sakai-imagegallery-tool/sample-code/reorderer/portal/portalWithAvatarClone.html
and the original experience here: http://build.fluidproject.org/sakai-imagegallery-tool/sample-code/reorderer/portal/portal.html

One of the problems with the new example is that it also showcases one  
of our evil bugs. :)  The bug is that the drop target shows up  
somewhere but the portlet drops elsewhere.
http://issues.fluidproject.org/browse/FLUID-407  It's quite a tricky  
little bug from a technical standpoint because the underlying problem  
is that we are getting browser events in the wrong order.  We have a  
strategy for working around this issue but it is quite complex and  
will take a while to implement.


Michelle D'Souza
Software Developer, Fluid Project
Adaptive Technology Resource Centre
University of Toronto

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