Fluid Re-Orderer & uP3

Gary Thompson gary at unicon.net
Tue Jan 8 20:50:42 UTC 2008


Currently, portlets are locked and unlocked only by administrators.  
This keeps with main goal behind locking portlets, which is for 
institutions to ensure that certain content is prioritized in the layout.

I can't think of any scenarios where the general user would want to lock 
a portlet, and no scenarios of that type surfaced in my research.

Has anyone else come up with a scenario for the general user to lock a 


Barbara Glover wrote:
> Hi Gary
> Does the user decide if a portlet is locked?  Or is that the 
> administrator?  Or depends on the institution?  Can a user unlock a 
> portlet?
> thanks
> Barbara
> On 8-Jan-08, at 12:32 PM, Anastasia Cheetham wrote:
>> On 2-Jan-08, at 1:59 PM, Gary Thompson wrote:
>>> So, my conclusion for the DnD reordering of portlets is to go with
>>> our initial gut instinct:
>>> * locked portlets always go to the top of column
>>> * if there is more than one locked portlet, they are ordered by
>>> priority (a system parameter set and changed by an administrator)
>>> * reorderable portlets may not go above locked portlets within a
>>> column (or between locked portlets if there are more than one)
>> Gary, thanks for doing that research, and producing this summary.
>> Just to clarify: Locked portlets will always be at the top of their
>> current column, but locked portlets can be present in any column? They
>> are not restricted to the leftmost column?
>> Assuming that locked portlets can exist in any column, can they be
>> moved between columns?
>> -- 
>> Anastasia Cheetham                   a.cheetham at utoronto.ca
>> Software Designer, Fluid Project
>> Adaptive Technology Resource Centre / University of Toronto
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