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New admin template
« on: November 26, 2008, 04:22:13 PM »
I have created a new WB 2.7 admin template some time ago, which I use for all my sites. I thought I'd share it, maybe other people like it.

There are some aspects that may need further tweaking and polishing, but I'm too busy for doing that now. I'll post updates when I modify things.

I used the slick, neutral icons from "Enhanced Pages Admin". See forum thread https://forum.WebsiteBaker.org/index.php/topic,6274.0.html.

The Media section uses a clever javascript that synchronizes browsing. Check it out. This also was contributed by someone years ago. Please let me know if you can trace the origin of it. I also modified the Media section a bit and ripped the folder creating thingy from it. I don't want my users to create folders of their own, and I wanted to clean the page up. I also include the original Media section in the zip, so see for yourself what to use.

I hope you like it and please suggest any improvements, and report any possible bugs. Just copy the complete admin folder to your server to use it (rename or remove the default one before). That's all.

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Re: New admin template
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2008, 08:13:54 PM »
Hello

for I know, that are a some other good backend templates out there, I decided to make a new category at
AMASP Project

So if you are an author of a backend template and you want to show it there, please contact me.

rgds

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Re: New admin template
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2008, 10:30:38 PM »
One of the best, up till now, Jurgen. Thanks for sharing.
I don't know exactly what you mean with the media synchronizing script, but I'll find out later.
Only thing I don't like so much is the width - I'd prefer the stage to fit in a 800px screen. But that may be a matter of taste. And you forgot to change the header of the login section ('Ito Klantenservicecentr um).

I had an icon set which I found fits even better to the style, so I attach this as another option.

@Erpe: good idea!

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Re: New admin template
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2008, 02:02:55 AM »
One of the best, up till now, Jurgen. Thanks for sharing.
I don't know exactly what you mean with the media synchronizing script, but I'll find out later.
Only thing I don't like so much is the width - I'd prefer the stage to fit in a 800px screen. But that may be a matter of taste. And you forgot to change the header of the login section ('Ito Klantenservicecentr um).

I had an icon set which I found fits even better to the style, so I attach this as another option.

Thanks Vincent!
- With the synchronizing I mean that the upload browse field synchronizes with the shown folder with files.
- I choose width 900px because 800px monitors are as good as extinct, so there's no need for 800px. But I do like a fixed width for better overview. So I choose 900px. It's a matter of personal taste, that's true.
- I fixed the login section header, modified the Forgotten Details and the Logins Exceeded templates, and fixed a layout bug that caused the content to float right in Chrome and maybe other non-IE browsers.
- I do find your big icons a great improvement, they fit perfectly with the theme, thanks! However, I like my small pages overview icons better. So I stuck to those  :-D
- I shrunk your big icons to 10% filesize (now only a few bytes each).
- I added a Help section to the Start page.

To sum up: all these modifications are now in version 3 of the admin. I removed the attachment from my first post. Please use the latest version at AMASP: http://www.websitebakers.com/pages/admin/admin-backend/backend-1.php
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Re: New admin template
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2008, 05:07:01 PM »
Yo!
This is really one of the best I've seen till now.
Very good work.
But I miss the WB-Logo..

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Re: New admin template
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2008, 05:31:58 PM »
 :-D

Yes, much better as the current one.
Nice light header, nice horizontal-nav.

A "backend-theme" implemantation (for uploadable themes) would be a great addition in a future WB release.

@Argos
Did you try to implement a width-switcher 800px/960px ?

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Re: New admin template
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2008, 11:53:13 PM »
Thanks for the nice comments guys.

I left the WB logo out, because I use this template for my clients, and I don't feel the need to communicate with a big logo that it's WB I use. I don't hide it either, so the copyright notice is still there on the bottom. But the logo doesn't add value for my clients, and only takes up space. But feel free to place it back  :-D

Maybe I'll have a crack at a width switcher later (nice idea), but I'm rather busy at the moment, so don't hold your breath waiting for it... Any bugs that may be found I will have a look at asap of course.
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Re: New admin template
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2008, 03:05:41 PM »
I found a bug, Jurgen. Users who are member of a different group than Administrators are not allowed to add pages. Perhaps you changed something in the code?
I'll start looking for it, but if you know the solution, please let us know.

Groet,
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Re: New admin template
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2008, 03:18:19 PM »
I did not change anything in the code on purpose, but maybe I did introduce this bug. I don't know, but I will have a look at it later this week or next weekend. Very busy right now, so I have to postpone it a bit...
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Re: New admin template
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2009, 02:11:08 AM »
NEW VERSION!

I have improved my backend template:

1. fixed the bug that others than admin couldn't add pages
2. fixed bad CSS that messed op the header section in case of long website -title- tags
3. fixed mouse-over color change in pages overview
4. improved several other minor and cosmetic CSS elements

I hope you like it! I have some more improvements in mind, but it's bugfee now at least (a far as I know). New version (wb27_admin_argos_v4 .zip) can be found at AMASP.
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Re: New admin template
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2009, 08:47:13 AM »
hello

thx for the nice template, it works fine, only at admin tools are some mistakes by me
ubuntu 8.10 firefox and opera

so long

edit:

changed in admintools/template.html line 4 #admintools li height up to 125px and all looks nice  :-D

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Re: New admin template
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2009, 09:46:09 AM »
Thanks for your comment. It seems that some descriptions are longer than I knew. I could let the boxes stretch, but then the layout would be not so neat anymore. Your solution of making them a bit taller works fine. Or you could modify the long descriptions so that all fit in the boxes. I think 3 lines should be enough space for a decent description. But maybe I'll make the boxes taller in the template, I'll have a look at it.
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Re: New admin template
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2009, 03:58:27 PM »
Thanks Jurgen, for solving the problem of other users than Admin.

Dag,
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Re: New admin template
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2009, 08:46:15 PM »
Hoi Jurgen, thanks a lot.
I especially like the "intelligent media approach".
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Re: New admin template
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2009, 01:37:44 PM »
Hi,

I tried this admin and I truely love it!

One thing.....where can I create new maps in the media section? This option is gone  :? :?

Greetz,
Boudi

Yes, becasue it is based on a template I use for my clients. I prefer remove clients permissions they don't need, to eliminate the risk of user errors. So I removed the option to create maps of their own. But there is also the default media folder in the zip. So you can restore that one if you like. But then you loose the synchronizing fields option.

I will update the template to combine the synchronizing option with the default media options one of these days... There are some other things I want to modfy as well.

BTW: nice to hear you like the template!
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Re: New admin template
« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2009, 01:44:15 PM »
Oopss... just before your post I figured it out and removed the post to avoid unnessecary posts haha  :-D

But indeed...we use it now as testing for some clients and they love it too. Great, plain, simple but has all the action in it. And as we figured out now how to enable the origin Media folder it is perfect.

Thank you for this great template.

PS: I think it looks great on wide screens ;)

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Re: New admin template
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2009, 02:37:38 PM »
hi

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I think it looks great on wide screens

have a look at screenshot   :-D :-D

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Re: New admin template
« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2009, 02:41:02 PM »
With wide screens I mean....17", not 170" haha  :lol:

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Re: New admin template
« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2009, 02:41:24 PM »
hi

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I think it looks great on wide screens

have a look at screenshot   :-D :-D

 :evil: :-( :-o Not good.
I don't have time to fix it right now, but I will have a go at it asap! Thanks for the screenshot.
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Re: New admin template
« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2009, 01:33:21 PM »
Great stuff Jurgen, thanks very much - I started using it straight away for all my clients, what a difference it makes, very professional!

I've changed a few things: just made the main tabs in line with the other things rather than being absolute and I've added direct link to my beloved pagecloner mod in the top links.

Thanks!

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Re: New admin template
« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2009, 05:10:19 PM »
Great stuff Jurgen, thanks very much - I started using it straight away for all my clients, what a difference it makes, very professional!

I've changed a few things: just made the main tabs in line with the other things rather than being absolute and I've added direct link to my beloved pagecloner mod in the top links.
Thanks for the compliment, I'm glad you like it! I'm not sure I understand what you did with the tabs. If it's an improvement for everybody, feel free to share with a picture or zipfile  :-D
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Re: New admin template
« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2009, 11:54:30 PM »

Thanks for the compliment, I'm glad you like it! I'm not sure I understand what you did with the tabs. If it's an improvement for everybody, feel free to share with a picture or zipfile  :-D

Nothing fancy - I just noticed that the tabs where quite far to the left on my 1280 screen resolution so I made them float the left in line with the content of the page, see screenshot attached.

All it took is this line in the stylesheet:

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.menu {position:relative;float:left;margin:39px 0 0 0;padding:0;text-align:center;width:900px;}
Something else - how do we revert back to the standard media setup?

Thanks again,

Konrad

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Re: New admin template
« Reply #22 on: February 21, 2009, 11:23:30 AM »
I also use it on all my newer sites, though there are some heavy problems with IE6 (missing text in the riders)
And - how can I create new folders in media?


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Re: New admin template
« Reply #23 on: February 21, 2009, 12:32:17 PM »
Hello,

just wanna inform you guys, that we are working hard to make the admin template skinable, wich basically means exporting all images, icons, css and html to a separate folder. While working on this we also try to make the default theme valide and working on all browsers. And maybe we also can manage to integrate a second theme (maybe argos one) to the wb core.

So if someone is interested in helping make this working please PM me.

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Re: New admin template
« Reply #24 on: February 21, 2009, 05:28:54 PM »
Hi guys,

I will update the template with Konrads style adjustment, and restore the full media section (it is still availabe in the zip file though, as can be read in the instructions), and tweak some more. I'll have a look at IE6 as well.

So wait a little, and within a day or 2 I will posted an updated template.

I will glad to assist with the WB2.8 skinnable stuff! I have sent you a PM, Matthias.
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