Working with Assets - first time impressions
I've just built my first Assets-powered site this morning and have noted down my following comments while working with it:
An ability to sort the assets alphabetically dynamically is missing. If you've got hundreds of images then scrolling down for ages is not really ideal.
If search worked properly then this wouldn't matter so much, but search doesn't work with shortened keywords. You have to put the whole word in. Could the field also have a clear button so that the list view reappears if there are no results?
When accessing Assets in the sidebar in list mode, I cannot scroll down beyond the height of the window most of the time. This is happening Safari 7.05. Works in latest Chrome though. It makes Assets impossible to use in list mode.
View button â€“ clicking a grid makes a list and vice versa â€“ is this logical? I'm not sure clients will get this. Clicking grid should mean the view turns into a grid. Perhaps it should have icons side by side.
The filter button keeps sticking. If I clear the filters and then bring back the sidebar the filter is still there. Clicking a clear filter button clears both filters if set. It should only clear itself surely? This is happening in Safari and Chrome.
The close button is actually the log out button - it looks too much like a modal window close icon. Clients will click this. I have. UPDATE â€“ I've implemented the 2.5.4 fix this morning but it's now a dual use button. This isn't at all intuitive as a UI element.
All in all Assets is an excellent and very welcome improvement to Perch so many thanks Drew and Rachel. I hope my comments help with its continued improvement!