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Dashboard

Posted by david on 11 June 2011 at 2:07 am
I've been testing/polishing a user dashboard application, which will be deployed with the first stage of the new services interface for ClayCMS. The premise is to provide an easily accessible control panel, which provides you with any options or features available to you on the site. It will be available on any page and open above the main content on a page. I've been working on the PHP side of things so much that I'm a little rusty on JavaScript, so it's taking me a little while to reacquaint myself with it. I'm trying to keep it simple in design, because I tend to make things a little more complicated than the average individual likes to deal with (according to my wife lol). Unfortunately I won't be enabling user registration at first. There are some security related features that won't be added until the second stage of deployment, so I'd rather not risk it. I have implemented registration, so it will be easy to enable once those security features are available. I'm really excited about the dashboard. I think it provides an administrative edge over many systems. It also scales to individual users, depending on what we are allowed to do on the site, so there is a single interface for everyone. That makes the site much easier to manage from an administrative side. I've considered allowing the option to create dashboards for specific roles (user groups), but I'll wait for user input on that.

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