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This page is for discussion of the display design of ISFDB. This includes things such as the basic layout of the screen, mobile/small screen layout, search result layout, and so on. Please try to keep each section focused. New sections can be started as needed.

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Basic screen layout

Left menu column

There are currently the following parts on the left side of main site layout (they may be called something else in the code):

  • Search box
  • Logged in/User box (set of links)
  • Other Pages (set of links)
  • Other Sites (displays store links based on what is being displayed in main body)
  • Editing Tools (links vary depending on what is being displayed in main body)
  • Add New Data
  • Tools Used to Create This Site
  • Policies
  • License

Do we need all of these? Can some be consolidated or moved elsewhere? Should they remain on the left side? ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 15:15, 11 October 2019 (EDT)

Other sections

We also have the following sections:

  • Header/Banner
  • Main body (where the data is displayed)
  • Footer

People have mentioned possible changes to how the data (publication, title, search results, etc.) is displayed in the main body, especially for mobile/small screens (see section below). How should it be changed? There are many database sites out there that use a variety of different layouts. Do we want to review a bunch of them to come up with a more modern display or presentation of data here? ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 15:15, 11 October 2019 (EDT)

Mobile/small screen layout

For this, the first thing I think we need to determine is a specific pixel width as reported by the browser at which point the display changes to the mobile layout. Data (publication, title, search results, etc.) and forms will need to be displayed differently to accommodate browsing and usage on a smaller screen. Thoughts and ideas on how that should be done? Post examples of what you've seen with other similar sites. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 15:15, 11 October 2019 (EDT)