4 Replies Latest reply on May 17, 2016 3:00 PM by kswallow

    Places page and Hover cards

    kswallow

      Hi,

       

      Can you tell me if it's possible to pull in the "places" page with the hover cards display into a group page, widget, or tile? If so, could that be customizable to choose the pages?

       

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      The idea is that we are building out a Getting Started group for our instance and the places page hover cards display is nice visually and it allows for easy following without having to go to each group to follow.

       

      Please let me know if this is possible and/or if you have other suggestions in how we could accomplish this.

       

      Thanks,
      Kevin

        • Re: Places page and Hover cards
          Scott A Johnson

          You can definitely get the data (filtered list of groups/spaces) but you'd need to most likely create your own display of them. In a custom widget you may be able to reuse the soy templates that render that page, but it would be hairy. In a custom view tile you may be able to iframe this page, but that may not give you a good user experience as the filters, page header, footer, etc. would look dumb.

           

          You'd probably be better off creating your own simplified design of the cards, but it would be cool to include the card flip etc.

           

          Hope that helps,

          Scott

            • Re: Places page and Hover cards
              kswallow

              Thanks for your reply, Scott. So, it sounds like we'd have to use api to pull in the data we need and then customize that by changing template soy files. Or, as you suggested designing something from scratch that would create the hover cards in tiles so that they can be flipped. Correct?

               

              -Kevin

                • Re: Places page and Hover cards
                  Scott A Johnson

                  Yeah, what it sounds like you're looking for is a widget/tile or Place tab which will display a curated set of places. I agree that the hover card view is clean and consistent, but is probably not that simple to reuse.

                   

                  Two possible options:

                   

                  Develop a Place tab App view or a Tile Page view would be the cleanest, simplest and most upgrade safe way to accomplish this. This would require building an Add-on with a tile or Place tab action and developing a visual representation of the chosen places from scratch. This could probably be built to look/work very similar to the existing browse places page that you showed above, but would require some html, javascript and css development skills. You wouldn't be manipulating soy templates in this approach.

                   

                  You could alternatively, build this as a plugin which could possibly make use of the existing soy templates, but from what I recall, the rabbit hole of this view's templates goes pretty deep and whoever is developing this would have their work cut out for them. This approach additionally would require rework when upgrading in the future.

                   

                  Hope this helps,

                  Scott

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