I believe there is a need for a number of user interface metaphors.Certainly, some of the currrent pickers feel a little 'click heavy' as has been mentioned before.I would welcome a AJAX enabled tree view component, although I am also a fan of some alternative interfaces. For example, the del.icio.us director, http://johnvey.com/features/deliciousdirector/demo.html.This provides a horizontally scrolling presentation of del.icio.us tags, and is a metaphor that could work well for category selection. I think when you have a large hierarchy or a parent with many child nodes, tree views (which are display vertically) can become difficult to use with spatial awareness impacted. Horizontally scrolling views keep the current location in view at all times. This can help prevent the feeling of being 'lost' in a hierarchy of categories.
Wow I had not seen that interface. Not bad, but for someone not exposed to it and used to traditional windows a little awkward. For some of us non traditional interface is great because we are adventurous.
Wow I had not seen that interface. Not bad, but for someone not exposed to it and used to traditional windows a little awkward. For some of us non traditional interface is great because we are adventurous.This kind of view is used in Mac OS X and it works very intuitive… Hadn't used Mac OS before but it's my favorite view since I bought one. Just wanted to say that "non traditional" doesn't mean "not intuitive". This would be a great interface for Alfresco if you ask me.[img]http://time-tripper.com/uipatterns/Patterns/Cascading_Lists/osx-finder.gif[/img]Found on time-tripper.com
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