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Adding Content-Blocks within 1-2nd (one second)

We believe that content management must be easy, slick and cool. A core factor to achieve that is a fast UI - in our vision, interactions should take less than 1 second. So we call it the 1-2nd vision. We've already achieved much using AJAX, angular-js, drag-and-drop upload and more. Now in 2sxc 8.4 we're introducing quick-insert, which allows inserting content and app modules in less than 1 second.

    Adding a DNN Module was Cumbersome

    In the standard DNN implementation, adding a module to a page is very cumbersome. It takes at least 6 steps, namely:

    1. Click on Module (a menu appears)
    2. Click on Insert-Module in a the menu
    3. Wait for the page to reload, as it will now go to edit-mode
    4. Choose a module and drag...
    5. ...and try, really, really try hard, to drop it in the right place
    6. Wait for the page to reload

    This is kind of ok once you get used to it, but it's really not nice. It also takes about 10-20 seconds; possibly longer. Not sexy.

      And now it's really slick :)

      Our solution is basically a JavaScript which detects when the mouse hovers between modules or between content-blocks (that's another new feature in 2sxc 8.4). It will automatically show a small menu when it's close to a module-border and show the correct menu-buttons to either insert new modules, or insert new content-blocks (more about that later). 

      This is another important step to fully managing content in normal view mode, without the slow edit-mode.

        Responsive and Mobile Ready

        Of course we're also preparing for mobile use. Here's a screenshot of a very small screen.

        We love it, and we hope you do too :)


        Cheers from Switzerland,

        Daniel Mettler grew up in the jungles of Indonesia and is founder and CEO of 2sic internet solutions in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, an 20-head web specialist with over 800 DNN projects since 1999. He is also chief architect of 2sxc (see forge), an open source module for creating attractive content and DNN Apps.

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