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devel:ideas:mediarevisions:interface

Research of media management interfaces

CKFinder file manager

Thumbnails view:

Details view:

+

  • I think it has a plain, intuitive user interface
  • There is a refresh button

-

Tiki Wiki CMS

Thumbnails view:

Details view:

+

  • You can perform operations on multiple files at once (for example, delete)
  • You can unpack archives

-

  • Not very intuitive user interface
  • You can configure the number of files on this page
  • No labels to action icons

MediaWiki

Details view:

Thumbnails view:

+

  • Intuitive user interface
  • History of file changes
  • Server-side file name search
  • Information on what the user uploaded / updated file

-

  • No information about the meta-data
  • There is no way to compare the revisions of files
  • The table paddings are too small and too much borders

Thumbnails view:

Details view:

-

  • The table is not sorting by column
  • Not adapted for other types of files (except images)

CMS Wordpress

Full-screen media library:

Popup:

Image editing:

+

  • Filter by type (all, pictures)
  • Convenient and intuitive image editor

-

  • Unnecessary columns in table
  • No directory tree

CMS Joomla

Full-screen media manager:

Popup:

-

  • Not a very good interface IMHO: some elements are too small, some are too conspicuous (although they are minor in importance)

Ajax File and Image Manager

It is a plugin to WYSIWYG editors

-

  • Not nice interface: small font, a lot of borders, a lot of unnecessary background information

+

  • Many features, all features are visible at once
  • Advanced file search
  • Block with information about the file appears on file selection

TYPO3

Not quite the media manager but file manager

+

  • Large functional file manager (there is a possibility to copy, paste)

-

  • Unable to browse thumbnails

Mindtouch

Users of MindTouch can attach documents and images to individual pages.

+

  • Convenient (though not enough functional) context menu

-

  • Not nice table interface with unnecessary information
  • History of file is opened by clicking on plus sign and not very intuitive, because associated with folders

IMCE

Plugin for Drupal

-

  • Variable rows height in the table

Dropbox

+

  • Nice simple interface

-

  • No a directory tree, which is replaced by bread crumbs

Also interfaces I saw

devel/ideas/mediarevisions/interface.txt · Last modified: 2011-05-03 19:19 by kate