Ok, so it isn’t some newfangled thing no one has ever seen before, but we think it could really help people find other pages relevant to their interests. It hopefully also makes it easy to quickly see everything that is available.
The prototype shown above is just that: a prototype. It needs lots of love in the styling department and some smoothing out to make the user experience what we want it to be, but it’s a start.
So, we are totally interested in what you all think about this addition and what kind of functionality you would want in a side bar like this. If you have thoughts or ideas, post them below. I’ll be staring at the page waiting…
Joke aside, it is a good start indeed and it was a needed feature! What comes to mind for now is a flashing N[COLOR="#00FFFF"]E[/COLOR]W icon near the title of every recently added and updated documentation. If you dont like the idea of flashing neon lights pure red or green suits just fine as well.
I have been going through the documentation for the past few days and found that a lot of pages are only linked from within another topic, especially in the Programming section. There was no table of contents or index to quickly locate any and all topics/pages, and I must admit it was frustrating at times. I couldn’t remember which page had which link and ended up just searching for it from the main page, which works great. But for other users who are just quickly browsing the documentation they may come to the conclusion the pages just don’t exist since they are not listed. Being able to expand a category on the sidebar to see all of it’s sub categories and pages will be a huge help.
This looks great Jeff! Can’t wait to see it in action