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Re: FancyIndex: Seeking template feedback

Postby Conor » Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:19 pm

Thank you for the compliment. :P

With the "year" tag for DVDpedia I didn't want to add too much confusion into the export tags, so I kept it all consistent. However, I do agree that the theatrical year makes sense and since few use the year tag it's been updated in DVDpedia beta 35 to be that theatrical year if available and if falls back on the release.

What triggers the export of the XML RSS is the link to the "sharing.js" JavaScript that is created only with the RSS (some users use it without advertising the RSS feed so removing that alone would not have worked). Sorry that Nora did not have all the information on that one, so please remove both the link and the script file from your customized version:
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<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="RSS" href="sharing/list.rss" />
...
<script type="text/javascript" src="sharing/sharing.js"></script>


@Marumari I've removed it from the FancyIndex included template, as you are the original author of this fine template and that is the way you would prefer it. I have also added the updated credits section with the blank tag. All this in the latest beta.
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Re: FancyIndex: Seeking template feedback

Postby marumari » Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:34 pm

Awesome... thanks, Conor. I really appreciate it. I think the biggest reason that the RSS feed and FancyIndex don't go well together is that FancyIndex is designed to have one single huge (but dense) page with everything on it, and then the individual objects loaded on separate pages.

But when you do an RSS feed of the same thing, you end up (as in my case), a page with something like 300 entries and about 15MB of images. And it just goes up from there.
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Re: FancyIndex: Seeking template feedback

Postby sitenoise » Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:42 pm

marumari,

I'm wondering if it would be difficult, or appealing to you, to implement some sort of subtle highlighting of a row in FancyIndex (on mouseOver, perhaps). On a big big screen I'm finding it a little hard to traverse a row from its Title over to its Rating. I'm not sure the idea fits with your overall aesthetic, and maybe it's just me who's weak-brained. Maybe not a complete background highlight, just an underline nudge in size.

There's another template (can't remember which one) which does a highlighting thing and I remember thinking it turned into a psychedelic light-show hovering the mouse around, so I don't know. I do remember it being anything but subtle, though.

Also, in the Details pop out, the close button is in the lower right. I can't bring myself to use it. Seems sacrilegious or something. :wink: It's too far away from where I want to be when the box closes. I always just click outside of the box, above and/or to the left, because that's where I'm usually going next. I don't know if inexperienced users would guess they can do that. I have no suggestions about this feature, just kinda curious how it ended up down there.

You've obviously got mad chops and I appreciate your clean minimalist design. A LOT. I've been waiting for over two years for something this cool to come along. So, thanks!
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Re: FancyIndex: Seeking template feedback

Postby sjk » Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:07 pm

kbarnes70 wrote:What features would you need for, say, a rental-based "collection"?

Maybe something analogous to the Special Collection, commands, and metadata currently provided for "Borrowed" support.

There are built-in Borrowed and Purchased fields, but none for Rented.

I currently have a "Seen on TV" collection - I just get the movie info from IMDb and have made a couple of custom fields that show when I watched it and so on.

I do similar things but it can seem like a workaround.

What else do you have in mind?

Generally, support for rental/theatre/TV viewing would seem a more direct peer with ownership support. Just the DVDpedia app name seems too specific and even Moviepedia when working with TV Show content. Videopedia? :)

It's easy for me to get over-enthusiastic with ideas/suggestions that don't coincide with developer intentions/priorities. Eventually too much of that without enough counterbalance of tangibly productive outcome, hopefully with some widespread benefit, is unsatisfying.

So, I'd rather not get deeper into this unless Bruji show some sign of interest. And I certainly never want Bruji or other developers feeling like I'm suggesting they do anything they really don't want to, nor want my bouts of passion misunderstood as being demanding. :)

This subtopic, if it was to continue much, oughta be moved to a separate thread anyway …
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Re: FancyIndex: Seeking template feedback

Postby transltr » Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:36 pm

This is the best BookPedia template! Exactly what I was looking for. But, I am trying to remove the "my Rating" column, and replace it with the ISBN and can't figure it out. I keep messing up the format of the page. (I'm not really an HTML guy). Any assistance you could give me would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: FancyIndex: Seeking template feedback

Postby Conor » Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:45 pm

To update my rating for ISBN change the following:
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<td><div><img src="[key:starRatingURL]" alt="Rating" /></div></td>

would become
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<td><div class="lbr">[key:isbn]</div></td>


and for the column header:
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<th id="translateStarRating">My Rating</th>

would be replaced by:
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<th id="translateStarRating">ISBN</th>
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Re: FancyIndex: Seeking template feedback

Postby transltr » Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:39 am

Those changes worked, but I lose some formatting and coloring. Is there a .css file that needs to be edited also?

ftp://ftp.sabsec.com/pub/MyFancyIndex.jpg
ftp://ftp.sabsec.com/pub/sFancyIndex.jpg

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Re: FancyIndex: Seeking template feedback

Postby Conor » Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:59 am

You can find the CSS file inside the images folder that corresponds with the template (.../Templates/Images/FancyIndexImages/fi.css).
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Re: FancyIndex: Seeking template feedback

Postby marumari » Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:16 am

The changes that Conor gave you shouldn't have dropped the entirety of the CSS formatting. It's like it isn't being loaded at all.

If you have a URL, I can take a look at it and see what's wrong?
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Re: FancyIndex: Seeking template feedback

Postby lajcik » Sat Oct 23, 2010 1:49 pm

Awesome work!

Here's an idea you might want to think about, marking borrowed titles on the list:
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Here's the appropriate line modified (the [key:] is mandatory for the if statement to be processed so I put in in the title attribute)
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         <td><a class="cb nw" href="details/page[key:incrementalNumber].html">[key:title]</a> <!--IFborrowedBy <img src="Images/redman.png" title="[translate:borrowedBy] [key:borrowedBy]"/> ENDborrowedBy--></td>
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Re: FancyIndex: Seeking template feedback

Postby Conor » Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:33 pm

An amazing template built entirely by a user and for all 4 programs, tweaked and improved by others. Such a growing community that is willing to share, it makes me feel warm and fuzzy on the inside. Thank you.

Sorry about making the [key: mandatory, for speed reasons it searches only for that tag and not possible if statements on their own. But in this case it proves even useful as you can then mouse over the icon to find out who has the game.
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Re: FancyIndex: Seeking template feedback

Postby lajcik » Sun Oct 24, 2010 5:26 am

No problem, it just got me a little stumped at first. It might be a good idea to mention this in the docs, as it's not immediately obvious that the [key:] is mandatory.
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Re: FancyIndex: Seeking template feedback

Postby Conor » Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:27 am

It might be a good idea to mention this in the docs, as it's not immediately obvious that the [key:] is mandatory.

Looking to update it, since it's becoming more popular to include pictures based on the presence of a field. But will update the entire docs to be more specific.
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Re: FancyIndex: Seeking template feedback

Postby marumari » Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:37 am

BTW, thanks for featuring FancyIndex on the home page of the Pedia softwares. :)

You may want to update here:
http://bruji.com/extras/

Which shows FancyIndex (you have an extra space) only having DVDPedia and Gamepedia exports.

You may also want to update:
http://bruji.com/extras/fancyindex.html

Because the screenshots are pretty out-of-date.

I'm not sure you even need to include it on the Extras page, since it's included with the software now. But, that's up to you. :)
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Re: FancyIndex: Seeking template feedback

Postby Nora » Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:08 am

You're right, the templates don't really need to be on the Extras page anymore now that they're included in the programs. :) I'll fix that.
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