Seumas Hyslop (beardoc) wrote in suggestions,
Seumas Hyslop

Proposal: New Overview View, including dates and Subject Lines Only

New Overview View, including dates and Subject Lines Only

Short, concise description of the idea
A New Calendar view, sort of like a list separated by day, showing only subject lines, and with links to the calendar day view

Full description of the idea
I'm proposing a new view of an individual's journal entries, an "overview" view, which shows their entire journal (or maybe grouped by 100 entries), but only showing the dates of the entry and the subject lines for the entries that the person has written on that day, grouped by day of entries.

Like this:

Monday, 2nd April, 2001
A Phone Call from John )
I'm Procrastinating Again ) these are subject lines from journal entries
Review: "Eyes Wide Shut" )

Sunday, 1st April, 2001
I Don't Think I Have Any Friends
An Embarrassing Incident
Mum and Dad Visit


Ideally, the dates listed above would link directly to the individual days that are currently available when you click on a day in calendar view (like on this link - ignore the content of the link, it's for illustration purposes only)

If you're looking for an overview of your life or something in your journal, this view would be ideal.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Faster access when browsing through your old entres in your journal
  • Less clicks and load on server, as only one page is sent covering months and months at a time - users don't have to go through individual day view on the calendar, looking for a particular entry they have.
  • Allow skim-reading of other people's journals.
  • It would be totally kick-ass. *grin*

    An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • This is going to take a little bit of work on the developers.

    Suggestions for implementation
  • Extend the Calendar View, dropping the table formatting, and instead list days in series down the page, day by day, grabbing the subject lines from the database.

    Can anyone else think of a good way to do this?
  • Tags: archive/calendar, styles, § implemented differently
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