Sometimes you have to admit that your bright ideas just didn’t turn out as well as you liked…
A great idea in theory; not so great in practice…
The original goal was two-fold:
- To let users know quickly which items on an Idea Page contained other pages;
- To give users a quick visual sense for what was contained in those pages;
In practice, however, the effect of these thumbnails showing through all the time was a splotchy, rather ugly effect. To remedy this, we are adopting a new mechanism that we hope will continue to meet our two goals: with our latest version, any item on an Idea Page that contains another page will appear with it’s text/label underlined, like this:
As you can see, items that contain pages now appear with their text labels underlined. If you move your mouse over a shape that has underlined text in its label, you see a thumbnail appear as before:
Selecting the shape now provides a green “+” button: this lets you open the page contained within that shape.
This new green “+” button also appears on shapes that don’t contain any pages within them: in that case, clicking on the “+” button lets you create a new page that is contained within that shape.
In effect, the old double-click mouse operation has been replaced with a green “+” button that appears when you select a shape with a single mouse click.
We hope you find these changes helpful; we earnestly seek your feedback!