[okfn-labs] Some further improvements to Recline Data Explorer

Tim McNamara paperless at timmcnamara.co.nz
Fri Mar 16 02:13:25 UTC 2012

The demo looks totally sweet. Would it be useful to get some user
feedback? I bet I could coral a few people to play around with things.

On 16 March 2012 13:51, Rufus Pollock <rufus.pollock at okfn.org> wrote:
> I demo'd latest version of Recline at the Labs show and tell Tuesday.
> I've since done a few more tweaks, which you can see here:
> <http://okfnlabs.org/recline/demo/>
> * Move to bootstrap fully for dropdowns and menus giving nicer styling
> around buttons and dropdowns
> * Added support for storing query state in the url e.g.
> <http://okfnlabs.org/recline/demo/#?reclineQuery={"size":2,"from":0}>
> * Dropdown menu for search controls containing simple pagination with
> changing of from / size (offset / limit)
> * Added support for loading from a query paramemter url in the demo so
> you can share links with people e.g.
> <http://okfnlabs.org/recline/demo/?url=http://data.london.gov.uk/datafiles/health/mortality-gender-borough.csv&backend=dataproxy>
> * Support for guessing google doc json url from simple google docs url
> (want to see a google docs spreadsheet in recline just do
> .../recline/demo/?url={gdoc-url}&backend=gdocs)
> One thing I've been thinking hard about but not reached a clear
> conclusion on is where to put functionality like filters and facets in
> the UI. Sepcifically:
> * Where should they get created from (e.g. from main search drop down,
> from somewhere else)
> * Where should facets live (both options and set values)? (Classic
> approach is Mark's great work with <http://okfnlabs.org/facetview/>)
> Something like http://documentcloud.github.com/visualsearch/ seems
> quite nice and very compact but it would not work for complex use
> cases like those Mark has (where he allows for year ranges and the
> like). Basically: how complex do these things need to be ...
> Rufus
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