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Thursday 14 March 2013 8:14:24 pm - 4 replies

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Introduction

It's that time again. We are having a new child. A brand new admin interface. We promise to make everything better with this one. Hopefully we will.

Thursday 14 March 2013 11:08:10 pm

Sitting in a car, heading hack home from the Lyon airport, trying to leave behind me the funky weather related travel hic-ups that will cause this night to be yet another short one, I fired my RSS reader and your post, Felix, popped-up. For the better, I must confide.

I was transported by your very ecocative story, and am delighted to see your initiative of feeding back on this new project, the UI.

So: Thank You, and keep-up convincing your boss !! (even if you probably are your own boss today blunk.gif Emoticon ).
Cheers,

Friday 15 March 2013 2:28:24 am

I totally agree with you for using "standard interface libraries" and I'm also looking forward to a full HTML5 + CSS3 support in the new admin interface. 

With the power of HTML5 + CSS3, which is definitely the future of web development, we may have benefits like:

  • Abandon the support for some very "bad" legacy browsers to cleanup the code base
  • Native support for rounded corners: clean HTML code and less parsing time.
  • Native support for background gradients:  easy for developing new themes
  • Native support for shadows: easy for rendering simple, but very elegant form elements.
  • Native support for real ajax file uploading: uploading was a pain in the XHTML world, especially when we need multi-uploading or progress tracking.
  • Native support for drag & drop:
  • Native support for font-face:
  • Avoid another re-engineering for the admin interface in the next few years

Friday 15 March 2013 2:34:20 am

Very good and refreshing read Felix blunk.gif Emoticon

I have tender memories of my first 3.5 install as well...

As you are interested, just to say, you can keep an eye on http://share.ez.no//blogs/ez-publish-next-ui, I just posted more work and we will share more and more.

Q: Can you share more on how the new API was not sufficient to do your new admin interface?

Cheers,

Monday 18 March 2013 5:43:53 pm

Roland: eZ 5 was really not ready when I had a look at it in this connection. I'm confident that it has evolved alot since then. When I heard rumors of a new UI, I stopped my investigations, sat down with a glass of wine and waited happy.gif Emoticon

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