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XF 1.3 How to design a better tab system for the user profile?

Discussion in 'Styling and Customization Questions' started by Stuart Wright, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. Stuart Wright

    Stuart Wright Well-Known Member

    Because we have lots of features added to our installation, we have lots more tabs than I think the system is designed to use.


    and this guy doesn't have any warnings, or there would be a warnings tab also.
    Is there a better design of using tabs which would accommodate as many as we have and more?
  2. HWS

    HWS Well-Known Member

    a simple solution would be to add all tabs not fitting in a row ABOVE the first row and not below it. It looks only strange currently because the second row is added below the first row leaving the tabs look very strange.

    Maybe this could even be considered as a bug?
  3. Sheldon

    Sheldon Well-Known Member

    thumped, Stuart Wright and Alfa1 like this.
  4. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    If more than 7 tabs are used then people will generally get lost or just not use all tabs.
    I think its best to reduce the number of tabs by placing more content within a tab instead of adding more and more tabs.
    DaniD likes this.
  5. Sheldon

    Sheldon Well-Known Member

    Could remove the "Information" tab, all that info is listed in the sidebar.

    Then could move the links at the bottom of "Information" to the top of "Recent Activity".

    Would remove one at least....
  6. DaniD

    DaniD Active Member

    Combining tabs sounds like a reasonable response... just how would you go about doing so? :(
  7. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    The 'find all threads' function is used a lot. I think the issue is that addon developers seem to prefer to have a tab for their addon on profile. The result is dozens of tabs.
    I think that all matters relating to member issues could be combined, but this would need an addon.
    Media and albums could be on the same tab, if there would be a way to switch between these within the tab. Maybe we need tab drop downs.
    I also think that a lot relating to content can be combined in one tab. This also would need new functionality.
  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It's nothing to do with preference.

    It's not possible for separate add-ons to use the same tab.
  9. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

  10. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I'm referring to two add-ons using the same new tab.

    Regardless, the default tabs won't work for most add-ons, hence why developers add them.
    Alfa1 likes this.

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