Layout Reorderer Demo broken?

Antranig Basman antranig.basman at
Fri Dec 10 21:27:35 UTC 2010

Hi there Jonathan - sorry about the unexpected changes to the markup. 
Colin even particularly reminded me to ping you about them but I forgot 
in all the pre-release confusion. The text was added to the drag bars 
since we need to be able to lay hands on some text which identifies each 
particular portlet for the use of a screenreader when they navigate 
through them. This was for work on FLUID-3710. I thought in general it 
might be nice from the point of view of this overall design if the 
information were visible to sighted users too since this would aid 
maintenance and perhaps help them get around the page. The work 
implemented for 3710 is flexible and could take the label from some 
other part of the markup if you think it is ruining the design - that 
is, we could add it to some invisible area for the markup for each 
portlet. Let me know what you think -

The failure of the mouse dragging operation was fixed today.


On 09/12/2010 23:00, Jonathan Hung wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> The Layout Reorderer Demo appears to be broken:
> Elements can not be dragged between columns.
> I also noticed that text was added to the drag bar areas. This was not
> in the original design and now this text overflows when viewed in a
> small window. What was the reason for adding text into the drag bar areas?
> - Jonathan.
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