Design question: portlets drop target indicators?

Anastasia Cheetham a.cheetham at
Mon Mar 24 17:59:01 UTC 2008

I'm hoping someone who worked on the uPortal portlet reorderer mockups  
found at 

has a moment to think about a couple of further questions:

1) If someone drags a portlet over top of the space around the  
portlets (e.g. beside a portlet, or in the empty space toward the  
bottom of a column), should they be able to drop the portlet? If so,  
where should it land? Should it automatically go to the bottom of the  
column? Currently, you can only drop a portlet if you are dwelling  
right over an existing portlet:

2) It will happen that someone might drag all of the portlets out of a  
column, and wish to drag something back into the empty column. In this  
case, what should the drop target look like?

Anastasia Cheetham                   a.cheetham at
Software Designer, Fluid Project
Adaptive Technology Resource Centre / University of Toronto

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