This site is powered by the T-Handle... a device of my own creation. It's written in Java and uses my lds foundation classes.
base library lds-base
html library lds-html
network library lds-net
web library lds-web
xml library lds-xml
The T-Handle along with WAM can house an enterprise of webb applications!
Navi-Guessing Your Way Around
A couple of things that may help with navigation with the T-Handle.
Each page... regarless of the template being employed... is made up of Content Cells. A Content Cell is an entitly or a topic. Like Welcome or Navi-Guessing Your Way Around.
The Content Cell: contains three seperate parts...
Title - the title of the entity or topic, e.g.: Welcome
Content - the Content itself, the text, images, etc...
Stats - stats about the content, when it was created and last updated
These are a few tricks as outlined in the graphic...
Clicking the title will Collapse the Content Cell. Click it again to open it. Some Content Cells are initially displayed in a collapsed state while others are displayed in an open state. As a rule of thumb the newer or more important content is displayed in an open state.
Double clicking the title will collapse all content cells. Use this to get to the bottom of the page or to see all the topics in a collapsed state. However, any content that was already in a collapsed state will be opened since it just reverses the state.
The Stats (on the bottom) indicate when the content was created (left) and when it was last updated (right). Clicking it will take you back to the top of the page
The Side Nav Bar
The side navigation bar is an outline that illustrates three (3) levels. As you drill down into the topics... To go up one level click the top item.
The top level is where you came from...
the center level is where you are...
and the bottom level is where you can go.
Level I <-- Where you came from
Level 2B <-- Where you are
Level 3A <-- Where you can go
Level 3B <-- Where you can go
Level 3C <-- Where you can go
This gives the user (mostly me) the ability to go back a little bit instead of starting over from the top. Sometimes I forget where I was.