I would like to be able to organize and reorganize my articles via a drag-and-drop interface. The current method of using the dropdown menu is slow and tedious.
In the current implementation, it's a bit of a PITA that I can only drag to the top of the list that's currently on screen. When I get to the top it doesn't detect there's more articles above and keep auto scrolling to the top.
I have to drop at the top, scroll up, drag again and repeat until I get to the required location.
This is a fantastic idea.
@Sara Mosher: Hey Sara. I certainly agree with you! Do you have any details you'd like to add?
Few questions for you, if you don't mind:
1) When would you use this feature?
2) How would you imagine accessing it? From the dashboard? A separate page?
3) Do you think it'd be good if it looked kind of like trello?
Curious to hear your thoughts!
1) I would like to use this feature as long as it has the ability to show articles in multiple categories/topics. The drag and drop feature would need an efficient way to not “duplicate” or “also show in” as there are many articles that populate more than one subcategory.
2) I think a separate article organization page would really add to your product.
3) To my knowledge trello is a version of a Kanban board, but generally used for project management i.e., to do - in progress - complete categories. This style would work insomuch as the cards are fairly small and users can clearly see parent and child categories while they are organizing or reorganizing their content.
@Sara Mosher Understood. Thanks!
Really, really love this idea, @Henry Cheang. When you create articles, do you leave them un-assigned (to a category/topic), and then assign them? I'm curious how you get to the point of having so many articles unassigned and then having to categorize them.
@Emil Hajric: I create many articles within categories begin with. However, as our product evolves, and new functions/modules emerge, often times features or even whole modules become reorganized, and not necessarily in the same arrangement with one another. When that happens, I end up having to recategorize using the dropdown menu; it'd be preferable to be able to drag and drop (and rename as needed) graphically.
@Henry Cheang: Gotcha. Do you imagine it to look kind of like Trello?
@Emil Hajric: Effectively, yes, that kind of drag-and-drop across cards (except here, the cards would be categories or sub-categories). It'd be a lot faster and more intuitive than a menu-driven interface.