Pager tutorial draft
a.cheetham at utoronto.ca
Thu Jul 24 18:11:24 UTC 2008
Allison, thanks for looking over the tutorial - your feedback is very
helpful. Comments inline below...
On 24-Jul-08, at 1:44 PM, Allison Bloodworth wrote:
> Perhaps you could take a quick look at this table and check off
> things the component will definitely take care of, or things the
> implementor would have to configure?
I will have a look, and let you know.
> I also think it would also be great to have links in the tutorials
> to the relevant design patterns which can give more detail.
That's a great idea for this component, since it requires the
implementor to provide all of the mark-up. And I think that some
strategically placed links are a good idea for all of the tutorials.
I'll look into adding some to the tutorials.
I do want to be careful, though, to keep the tutorials as simple as
possible. I don't want to overload the reader with more than the
minimum that they need to know to get started.
> ... Right now it seems like the Pagination Design Pattern gives
> slightly different directions than the tutorial (e.g. for the last
> link the design pattern recommends using "7 (last)", using "next >"
> instead of "next," etc.).
Thanks for catching those errors in the tutorial sample - I definitely
don't want to use examples that are counter to the design patterns!
> 1) To me, naming the div containing the pager 'my-search-results'
> isn't entirely intuitive as it seems that the actual search results
> are in the table above. What about naming it 'fluid-pager' or 'my-
> 2) The sentence, "Also, when you're on the first or last link, it
> would be nice if the 'previous' and 'next' links were disabled" I
> think is a great example of something that could reference a design
> pattern. I also think we can also make this statement a little more
> strongly, e.g. "Also, when you're on the first or last link the
> 'next' or 'previous' link should (usually) be disabled. See the
> [Pagination Design Pattern] for more info on this."
Good points - I'll make that change.
Anastasia Cheetham a.cheetham at utoronto.ca
Software Designer, Fluid Project http://fluidproject.org
Adaptive Technology Resource Centre / University of Toronto
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