4 Replies Latest reply on Jun 24, 2005 4:44 PM by Woodler

    JBoss Portal 2.0 Usability

    Scott S Newbie

      Usability question -
      I am in the proces of evaluating uPortal, Jetspeed, and of course JBoss Portal. JBoss's maximize and minize behavior of Portlet is somewhat confusing to me. Why don't portlets normalize or minize back to its original position. Portlets seem to shift position whenever porlets are maximized and minized. Porlets that were on the right colum ended up in the left colum after minimizing and maximizing.

      Is there anyway I could modify this behavior?

        • 1. Re: JBoss Portal 2.0 Usability
          Woodler Expert

          can you elaborate ?
          What version of portal?
          Is this with the default portal, or your own extensions?
          what page, what portlets are involved in this?

          In theory this is how it should work: maximized portlets take over the entire page, if normalized or minimized they go back to their original position. The maximized (and other window state behavior) is handled by the LayoutStrategy (set via a portal property, or a page property if overwritten for the page)

          • 2. Re: JBoss Portal 2.0 Usability
            Scott S Newbie

             

            "mholzner" wrote:
            can you elaborate ?
            What version of portal?
            Is this with the default portal, or your own extensions?
            what page, what portlets are involved in this?

            In theory this is how it should work: maximized portlets take over the entire page, if normalized or minimized they go back to their original position. The maximized (and other window state behavior) is handled by the LayoutStrategy (set via a portal property, or a page property if overwritten for the page)


            I am running JBoss Portal 2.0(default) in Fedora Core 4 and FireFox 1.0

            If you clieck on test portlet > test, the content porlet moves from right colum to lower left. That's just one example I was able to re-create.

            • 3. Re: JBoss Portal 2.0 Usability
              Scott S Newbie

               

              "kriscott" wrote:
              "mholzner" wrote:
              can you elaborate ?
              What version of portal?
              Is this with the default portal, or your own extensions?
              what page, what portlets are involved in this?

              In theory this is how it should work: maximized portlets take over the entire page, if normalized or minimized they go back to their original position. The maximized (and other window state behavior) is handled by the LayoutStrategy (set via a portal property, or a page property if overwritten for the page)


              I am running JBoss Portal 2.0(default) in Fedora Core 4 and FireFox 1.0

              If you clieck on test portlet > test, the content porlet moves from right colum to lower left. That's just one example I was able to re-create.


              sorry, I meant to say menu portlet > test

              • 4. Re: JBoss Portal 2.0 Usability
                Woodler Expert

                ok, got you.

                The (confusing) issue here is that 'test' is a page. Each page is completely independent from the page you came from. So when you go to the portal, you get to the default page. that page contains 3 portlets (user , menu, CMS) . When you click on the 'test' link in the menu portlet, you actually swop out the page, and now the 'test' page is active , and takes over the entire browser. On the test page there are 4 portlets (test, hello, one without a name (null), and Content).
                While all the pages share the same layout (unless a page overwrites the layout to use for that page), each page decides what portlet goes into what region. So if the default and the test page both contain the CMS portlet, but decide to place it in different regions, you see what you see.

                ...boy , that explanation is more complex than it should be ;)