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Implemented Media Filters

Discussion in 'Media Gallery Closed Suggestions' started by erich37, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member


    Media Filters

    Last edited: Nov 29, 2014
  2. RvG

    RvG Active Member

    you have loads of ideas... nice and keep it up. :p
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  3. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    Hello @erich37 : don't mean it negative, but I find your suggestions sometimes difficult to understand, because for example your screenshots/mockups are not always so clear (to me). But this one is!

    Having said that, I very much like your suggestion above.

    The reason is what is discussed here: https://xenforo.com/community/threads/what-is-site.88040/

    I had no idea what the tab [Site] meant and if one needs to think/wonder about what a certain UI element means, then it needs improvement. Apparently 'Site' means 'Categories', so why not call it that then if it means that? o_O Here is the reason:

    Great that the developers are open to look into this for the future. Your idea with the filter dropdown is a great one (y). Because it indeed has a filter function to begin with, those tabs [Any] [Site] [Album] as it is now.

    Is see much benefits of your implementation:

    • One of them being is that there are 9 (!) tabs on that screen at the moment:
      [Most Recent] [Most Commented] [Highest Rated] [Most Rated] [Most Liked] [Most Viewed] and [ [Any] [Site] [Album]

      That is much. Too much maybe. Your idea reduces those 9 tabs to only 6. Making the interface less convoluted.
    • Not only that, your idea makes it clear that there is a difference in functionality between tabs that sort content (the first 6) and tabs that filter content (the last 3). Different functionality is now at the moment presented in the same way: they all look like/are [tabs]. Not so good UI/UX in my opinion.
    • The problem that 'Categories' is apparently a too long phrase (why is that actually? Because there are too much tabs in the way?), is solved immediately this way.
      (For me it's confusing they now use the term 'Site' in one of these [tabs], since the term 'Site' is not used anywhere else on that screen. At the left of the screen XFMG uses the terms Albums and Categories and so for good UI/UX it's better to stick with those terms and not introduce a new term on an UI element for something that means exactly the same. [Categories] is therefor immediately clear. [Site] isn't.
      Your implementation puts this phrase back in an elegant way. Top! (y).
    • Oh yes, and I very much like how it's possible to also include additional filters that way like Media Type :cool: as you demontstrated. At it's current state it is impossible in XFMG to filter on photo/video content indeed.

    Triple supported.
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2014
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  4. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    it is actually not my idea.

    it is just the same as at the "Resource Manager".

    So it is actually the idea of Mike + Kier.


    In the end it is just a matter of utilizing the already existing XF-features, XF-functionality, XF-icons, etc. from the "XF Forums" and from the "XF Resource-Manager" and drop in some more intuitive design similar as at photo-centric websites like Pinterest, WeHeartit.com and the "Media Gallery" will be a huge success.

    Last edited: Nov 29, 2014
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  5. 51463

    51463 Well-Known Member

    There is a lot of good points here and this is a good suggestion.

    Filters is needed. Some users only want to see videos and not images and vise versa.

    Better than my tabs idea (y)
  6. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    Well... that explains it then why this 'mockup' is so clear and why I thought this idea was so great... it already existed (more or less)! :oops::) I never used the Resource Manager so I had no idea... but still 'your' idea is perfect.

  7. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    looks like this is "implemented".
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  8. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Was also a duplicate (or someone else created a duplicate) as we marked one of these implemented the other day :rolleyes:
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