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Old Grid View Layout as a new additional layout type

Discussion in 'Showcase Closed Suggestions' started by Bob, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    I have a request to bring back the OLD item list Grid Layout from the 1.x and 2.1 series as a NEW additional layout to the current existing layouts (List, Grid, Modular).

    If enough people are interested, I will consider this. I won't bring it back for just a couple people tho.
     
  2. BT012SS

    BT012SS Active Member AMS Premium Showcase Pickem

    For me, i donĀ“t need it.
     
  3. Davyc

    Davyc New Member AMS UBS Premium Showcase

    I'd like to see an option to determine the grid layout; for example x3 (as it is now) x4 and perhaps x5 columns.
     
  4. BT012SS

    BT012SS Active Member AMS Premium Showcase Pickem

  5. Davyc

    Davyc New Member AMS UBS Premium Showcase

    Ahh man you are a star - I never even saw that; I need glasses lol, thanks for the link that has made a huge difference.
     
  6. BT012SS

    BT012SS Active Member AMS Premium Showcase Pickem

    I have already glasses and still can not see the most :cool:
     
  7. C.Birch

    C.Birch Member AMS Premium SC Premium UBS Premium

    The new Grid system is much better, not sure why people would want old back :s
     
  8. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    The requester has a pretty specific custom layout that works well with the old block and won't work at all with the new block.
     
  9. petrolskin

    petrolskin Member AMS Premium Showcase

    Id like to see this also, on my test site I just cant seem to get the right look and feel I had with the previous version. I have tried all sort of tweaking.
     
  10. Veer

    Veer Member Showcase

    The new layout is better in many ways but does it not allow to optionally have the "List" layout? if not then I need to worry about as on my site I have some categories and items in "List" layout, and I would need to rework on those items to adjust with new layout.(note that I have not upgraded my site to latest showcase, im on 2.0.0)

    The other thing that I do not like in new layout is that it does not display star rating in a visible and attracting way like before, I use showcase as reviews and visible star rating makes it look good.
     
  11. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    @Veer The LIST VIEW layout is a completely separate layout. There are 3 Layouts with Showcase (List View, Grid View and Modular). The OLD Grid View has been replaced by the NEW Grid View. This discussion is simply about bringing back the OLD Grid view as a FORTH layout option. I am also working on 2 additional new layouts (Review and Article).
     
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  12. Veer

    Veer Member Showcase

    Great, then nothing to worry about :D thanks for explaining, Bob :)
    Well, Multiple Grid View layouts would make it confusing and it will also add more work for you too, to maintain and update. I think we should keep one Grid View, the new one is much better.

    Oh I got excitement about new upcoming layouts ;)
     
  13. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    ya, it would be called something else. I may just call it "Custom View" as it will just be a basic unsupported "shell" for those that want to make their own unique block layout.
     
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  14. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    Marked as Lack of Interest.
     
  15. 3rd angle

    3rd angle Member Showcase

    Hi Bob,

    I am not sure which one are you referring by "Old Grid View" but if it is about the grid view which had a snippet of the item overview.. then plz don't ditch it... (disclaimer: i have not see and used any of the new ones, hope one among them can do what i want to achieve)... i am trying to use the Showcase categories to populate 3-4 widgets ( [bd] widgets or Xenporta blocks) like this on my homepage ..

    Recenthreads-Grid1.jpg


    I am glad you are already seeing why the current default view will not be suitable for reviews and articles :thumbsup:
    I am dying to see what you come up with....
     
  16. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    The Review Layout is going to be Similar to the old Grid Layout (you'd be able to produce the above using the Reivew Layout). The new Grid Layout is basically the same Grid Layout that Chris D uses in Xen Media Gallery (which is more Visual Based than Textual Based).
     
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  17. 3rd angle

    3rd angle Member Showcase

    Just wondering if i select Review layout to showcase 4-4 items in XenPorta page..... will i be stuck with all other features and fields that comes with Review features in SC.

    • is it compulsory to use the features that comes in Review features
    • or the layouts are independent of the features; be it review or article
     
  18. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    I've not updated any of the XenPorta blocks yet, but IF/WHEN I do, you'll be able to enable/disable individual bits of content within the block (like Title, Description, Review Rating, User Reviews Rating etc). Its been awhile since I looked at what I even did for xenporta, cause I don't use it.
     
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