- markashtonAsked on March 15, 2011 at 06:48 AM
I am using the subfolder functionality to organise my forms.
Could I suggest a slightly different colour of folder to clearly delineate between a main folder and its subfolder. Even if it just a shade difference it would be a great help.
It takes a couple of looks and is a little confusing to the eye even though you have applied a slight indentation to the sub-folders.
A feature request
- allanftdAnswered on March 15, 2011 at 08:06 AM
Thanks for your suggestion. I shall go ahead and ask our able programmers to change the background color of the folders, perhaps using either a darker shade or a new color altogether. We'll let you know as soon as this is in place.
Please let us know if you have any other concerns. Thank you for using JotForm!
- markashtonAnswered on January 13, 2012 at 07:23 AM
I really think having subfolders a slightly different shade or colour ... i.e. a quick visual distinction .. would massively improve usability. I have difficulty visually distinguishing the folder hierarchy at-a-glance.
Did this just drop into the great "Nice-to-have" list that ... well you know??
- egegAnswered on January 13, 2012 at 11:06 AM
This was assigned to me back then, tried a copule of things about this and I thought I had written an answer but apparently I haven't, I'm really sorry about that.
About your request.
I tried a simple stacking approach first by giving the same color with opacity but even by keeping the contrast to an acceptable minimum without losing the distinct feel, the 3rd or the 4th stack always becomes too dark and unusuable.
Afterwards I tried a more "colorful" approach, as in multiple colors, but it pretty much looked like a clown and affected most of the UI components in that area, causing even bigger visual trouble along the way.
So it was put in our Nice-to-do list like you said, but let me assure you, it really isn't something that we use as a trash-can. I occasionally visit it to define problematic areas and we intend to turn our focus back on our UI this year. Unfortunately, I can't give you a timeframe about this, but its duely noted in my brain =]
- markashtonAnswered on January 13, 2012 at 11:17 AM
How about tier one ... one colour and all sub-folders a slightly different shade? That's all was asking for?
- egegAnswered on January 13, 2012 at 11:23 AM
OK, we just talked about it with our UI engineer just now and came up with a solution. I guess I wasn't able to think it through on my own. I'm doing it right now, will be ready within the hour.
- markashtonAnswered on January 13, 2012 at 11:24 AM
Now that's what I like to hear - rock on ;?
- egegAnswered on January 13, 2012 at 01:02 PM
Done. Should be deployed in a couple of minutes. Please try clearing your browser cache if you're still not seeing the difference after an hour or so.
Again, so sorry for the delay.
- markashtonAnswered on January 14, 2012 at 08:16 AM
Has this been done? I keep checking but see no difference. Have cleared cache.
- egegorguluAnswered on January 14, 2012 at 09:03 AM
I just pushed it again, can you check again as well please?
- markashtonAnswered on January 15, 2012 at 08:54 AM
Hi, anyone seeing the new sub-folder shade? Or is it real subtle : ?
- egegAnswered on January 15, 2012 at 10:35 AM
ok it should look like this
- markashtonAnswered on January 16, 2012 at 04:52 AM
I don't know if I need my eyes tested but I can't see a difference at all !
- egegAnswered on January 16, 2012 at 08:03 AM
You don't mean that literally, right? I mean can't you see the different shades between the second and third level where the contrast is the highest?? OR is there literally no change on how the folders are displayed?
If the first is true, I can make some more minor adjustments but if its the latter, can you try visiting MyForms on another browser with a clear cache?
Also, can you try playing with your monitors brightness setting? Maybe that has some sort of effect on it.
- markashtonAnswered on January 17, 2012 at 05:12 AM
Thanks for getting onto this. I am mindful that you have gone out of your way to get this going now and greatly appreciate that.
If I could say my initial vision for this was that the actual folder icons were slightly different colours or perhaps shades. This would give an at-a-glance visual .
Please see here for a visual .... http://screencast.com/t/JNBeJy5ejD
- markashtonAnswered on January 19, 2012 at 06:39 AM
I have looked at the Jotform interface and fail to see any change from the original. I have a dual-monitor display and am a web designer ... so if I can't see it .....?
I looked at the intial post I made on March 15 2011 here and I state ......
"Could I suggest a slightly different colour of folder to clearly delineate between a main folder and its subfolder. Even if it just a shade difference it would be a great help.
It takes a couple of looks and is a little confusing to the eye even though you have applied a slight indentation to the sub-folders."
Can you advise me as to the possibility of changing the colour of the sub-folders as demonstrated in the last post and as first suggested 300 days ago.
I would be most grateful
- egegAnswered on January 19, 2012 at 08:22 AM
hey mark, sorry I've been sick for the last 2 days. and here I thought you were talking about the folder backgrounds, you just needed the icons. I'm working on it.
- markashtonAnswered on January 19, 2012 at 08:40 AM
hey thanks man - I understand why you thought that. Reading back on it - it could mean both. I hadn't envisaged your understanding as an option otherwise I would have made it more clear.
Thanks for doing this - I think it will be a great help to everyone who uses jotform ;)
- markashtonAnswered on January 23, 2012 at 10:28 AM
How's this feature looking. Is it going to happen?
- egegAnswered on January 23, 2012 at 11:23 AM
Hey Mark, turns out that this requires a bit more than a simple image swap. We're working on it, it should be out in a day or two.
All the best,
- markashtonAnswered on February 09, 2012 at 08:20 AM
Can you advise me on this very useful visual feature
- markashtonAnswered on February 21, 2012 at 12:59 PM
Do you know ... when I've bothered to put my time in to give feedback on a feature request I get irked when I don't even get a response.
SO, i'll ask again ... can I be advised on this very useful feature please?
- egegAnswered on February 21, 2012 at 04:51 PM
Sorry for the late reply, we've been really swamped lately because of the takedown.
Upon further discussion, we've decided to address this issue in the future.
I think that we can come up with a more elegant solution to your problem, as changing the folder colors seem like a temp fix and it would cause more trouble than intended.
We're planning some important updates on our UI in the following months, so please be assured that this is not a simple "added to the to-do list" message. To us, you're a really valuable customer that gives a lot of feedback and we really appreciate that.
- TellmemoreAnswered on November 08, 2012 at 09:06 PM
Please see my suggestion/question about this, here: http://www.jotform.com/answers/146120-Continuation-of-colored-folders-suggestion#0