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Although sometimes it looks quiet on the outside there are exiciting things happening here. We have hired two full-time coders now (the second one is starting in August). We are working hard on new features and in the course of this we created a redeisgned web interface based on the current 2.06 version. We invite everyone to have a look here:

http://preview.limesurvey.org/index.php?r=admin

To login just click the login button. Please play around with it and let us know if you like it or not. We appreciate any kind of constructive feedback on the shortcomings of the preview version. Note that not all dialogs are finished as it is a work in progress - please bear with us!

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aaransons replied the topic: #130199 1 year 2 days ago
wow it is good information i like it
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DenisChenu replied the topic: #129396 1 year 1 month ago
Hi nwinter : 2.5 have actually a system like this. Maybe can be improved.

You can test and report bug/Feature actualy.
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nwinter replied the topic: #129359 1 year 1 month ago
I agree -- there is WAY too much clicking when working with a survey, especially when modifying and editing.

I definitely like the move to enable (or have an option to enable) advanced settings always being shown. I've long-since modified my installation to show them by default.

My strong recommendation for the question explorer side-bar is to simply have it show ALL the groups and questions. In the mock-up for 2.5 it still takes a lot of clicks to get to editing a question. In my 2.06 installation I've modified it to display at shown in teh attached picture. When the admin clicks on a question in the left-hand column that question is opened for editing (with advanced settings displayed) immediately. That both makes it easier to navigate among questions you want to edit, and also gives a visual overview of the structure of the survey.

I'd be happy to code something for 2.5 that does something similar, if that would be helpful.
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DenisChenu replied the topic: #126299 1 year 3 months ago

Mazi wrote: My suggestion is to add a new "Always show all advanced question settings" option to Global settings -> Presentation. By default it should be set to "No" and if needed admins can easily switch this on.

No plugin event for this. Anf plugin is 2.5 incompatible.

Then not work on it.
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Ben_V replied the topic: #125906 1 year 4 months ago

Mazi wrote: Admins must change this at Global settings -> Presentation -> "Show 'no answer' option for non-mandatory questions" to enable other users to change that on survey level.
From my point of view the user should always be able to decide this?!


+1
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LouisGac replied the topic: #125905 1 year 4 months ago
and the advanced settings are now (since the first version of the preview) in the left accordion when editing a question...

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LouisGac replied the topic: #125904 1 year 4 months ago

tammo wrote: Yes, and by displaying a question tree like it was suggested, we can have all questions available in a tree and in one click pen all possibilities. Life can be much easier!
Tammo


The preview has been updated, it has now a question explorer :
preview.limesurvey.org/index.php?r=admin...view/surveyid/668464

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Mazi replied the topic: #125902 1 year 4 months ago

DenisChenu wrote: Hi,

Quick plugin , not tested with 2.07/2.50 version : git.framasoft.org/SondagePro-LimeSurvey-...showAdvancedSettings


I agree that having an option to always show the advanced settings is something the hard core users would definitely benefit from. But we also need to keep in mind that for new users the long list of additional settings may be confusing.

My suggestion is to add a new "Always show all advanced question settings" option to Global settings -> Presentation. By default it should be set to "No" and if needed admins can easily switch this on.
What do you think?


Different topic: Does anyone know why the setting for enabling showing the "no answer" option for non-mandatory questions at survey level is de-activated by default?
Admins must change this at Global settings -> Presentation -> "Show 'no answer' option for non-mandatory questions" to enable other users to change that on survey level.
From my point of view the user should always be able to decide this?!
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tammo replied the topic: #125867 1 year 4 months ago
Yes, and by displaying a question tree like it was suggested, we can have all questions available in a tree and in one click pen all possibilities. Life can be much easier!

Tammo
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holch replied the topic: #125866 1 year 4 months ago
Thanks Dennis! Tried it quickly and seems to work. At least it saves one click to open the advanced features. Next step for the GUI is to display all: General question info, features and advanced features. Just like nwinter shows in his screenshot.

Because now you have to: Survey -> Group -> Question -> Edit question -> Advanced features and then eventually you have to open also the answer options.

This should all be directly available via this way: Survey -> Group -> Question.
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DenisChenu replied the topic: #125853 1 year 4 months ago
Hi,

Quick plugin , not tested with 2.07/2.50 version : git.framasoft.org/SondagePro-LimeSurvey-...showAdvancedSettings
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DenisChenu replied the topic: #125750 1 year 4 months ago

holch wrote: Great. So when can we expect it being part of the core? :evil:

No, because update core system used by a lot of user, where i'm not the Lead Dev is really more difficult

(sorry, couldn't let this pass. You asked for it... :laugh: )

The js line to be added in admin_core.js
$('#advancedquestionsettingswrapper').show();

There are a Featire Request in mantis to allow admintemplate.js , but don't found it. (This can be done with aother js too, surely ;) )
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holch replied the topic: #125746 1 year 4 months ago

DenisChenu wrote: It can be done with a 1/2 lines of js in 2.05 :)


Great. So when can we expect it being part of the core? :evil:

(sorry, couldn't let this pass. You asked for it... :laugh: )
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DenisChenu replied the topic: #125694 1 year 4 months ago

Ben_V wrote:

holch wrote: without having to open the answer options and the advanced settings additionally

That's true... It'll sound unbelievable, but sometimes I prefer switch on the "disable styles" browser option to set or review advanced settings and get everything in a single page.

Hi,
It can be done with a 1/2 lines of js in 2.05 :)
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holch replied the topic: #125639 1 year 4 months ago

sometimes I prefer switch on the "disable styles" browser option


Hahahaha, never thought about that. Maybe I'd give it a try one day. ;-)
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Ben_V replied the topic: #125636 1 year 4 months ago

holch wrote: without having to open the answer options and the advanced settings additionally

That's true... It'll sound unbelievable, but sometimes I prefer switch on the "disable styles" browser option to set or review advanced settings and get everything in a single page.
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LouisGac replied the topic: #125628 1 year 4 months ago
sure, I agree with you 100 percent.
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holch replied the topic: #125623 1 year 4 months ago
Louis, that is fine and we understand. But for future versions it would be great to have everything on a page.

People who create the surveys probably work on relatively big screens and at the moment we are losing a lot of time as we need to click a lot to get where we can make changes to the surveys. On big screens we could offer everything quite well in one view port, without having to open the answer options and the advanced settings additionally. This could also be a setting so that each user could decide if he/she wants to see everything at once or if they prefer to see only the simple view (in order to not get overwhelmed.
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LouisGac replied the topic: #125616 1 year 4 months ago
love the mockup, thank you for contributing.
The right panel is a good idea, but right now, having subquestions or default anwsers in right panel would implied many changes in the code. So it will rather be for 3.0, or a next release of 2.5 (yes, 2.07 is now 2.5 :P )

But thanks again to all of you for contributing, feel free to report bugs, ask for developments, submit mockup, screenshots, etc.
Your dreams are our work.
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nwinter replied the topic: #124917 1 year 4 months ago
My thoughts follow some that have been posted, so sorry for repetition. (And, I realize some of this might need to wait for later versions, but this is my "ideal").
As others have said, a tree or something similar on the left that shows the organization of the entire survey would be very, very helpful. Ideally it would be possible to drag and drop questions and/or groups directly on that tree to rearrange, rather than going to a special page to do that. Also would be nice to be able to select multiple questions and delete, or copy, or move them all together.
Clicking on a question should open it immediately for editing, rather than first selecting it, then clicking "edit."
I would really like to see a horizontal organization that moved from the tree on the left, to question editing on the middle, to more detail on the right--advanced options, answer options, subqustions, preview. I've attached a mockup of what this might look like--notice the tabs on the right for subquestions/answeroptions/advanced settings/question preview.
Anyway, just my thoughts ... thank you as always for all of your hard work on this excellent tool.
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LouisGac replied the topic: #124888 1 year 4 months ago
I just updated the preview :
preview.limesurvey.org/index.php?r=admin/survey/sa/index
Various point :
1. The project is now 2.5, rather than 2.07. You can download it here :
github.com/LimeSurvey/LimeSurvey/tree/2.5

2. As asked by different people, I provided the possibility to edit the box in the home page (it's very simple, it could be improved in the future). Tab "Home Page" in Global Settings :
preview.limesurvey.org/index.php?r=admin/globalsettings


3.The menu now open on click (not on mouse hover)

4. I changed the statistics rendering, using chartjs (bar, pie, radar, polar, line and donuts available ) :


plus many other little changes.
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LouisGac replied the topic: #124647 1 year 4 months ago

..Just wanted to share how I imagine it should look like


That is exactly what we were thinking about.
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first replied the topic: #124641 1 year 4 months ago
I totally agree with holch and I am sure everyone would love it...

holch wrote:

I personally would like to see a navigation (a little tree type), to the left or the right, so you can open the groups with a click and choose the respective question you want.


..Just wanted to share how I imagine it should look like


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bruce78 replied the topic: #124123 1 year 4 months ago
I love the new interface but I've only spent 60 seconds with it!
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ChacoKevy replied the topic: #124110 1 year 4 months ago
I like a lot of what I'm seeing. I'll be even more excited when I can see it in the other admin templates. Gringegreen always made my eyes feel like I was looking into the Ark of the Covenant.

Anyway, my single greatest endorsement of the redesign is in the survey design panel being oriented to the side. The icons in previous versions made teaching LS fairly agonizing. A sample conversation:
"Select the piece of paper. No, not that one. No, not the one with the lens, either. Yeah, that one, the one with the pencil." etc.
To simply have the text display the menu you wish to open takes away a lot of confusion.

Otherwise, the only thing I can mention which I haven't seen stated is a critique of the font at the very top of the page. I'm not working on an HD monitor, so the very thin text "LimeSurvey New Admin Interface" is very tough to see.

Cheers!
-CK

Edit - I should be clearer. The thin text I'm not a fan of also makes an appearance in the navigation pane on the left hand side. However, when you rollover that text, it then becomes block capitals against a colored background. That's easy to read. Can we have the block caps in green against a white background when not rolling over?