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Floating Controls?

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Hello,

I'm looking to produce a front end portal type thing for our companies
intranet in a similar sryle to the likes of Yahoo. I'm aiming to have a
number of controls to display different content groups (tasks,
announcements, contacts, etc.) but different users will have different
permissions and hence different controls. Ideally I would like to enable the
user to select the placement of these controls as they choose on the web
form (docking or anchoring?) but i don't know how to approach this.

Could anyone supply links to examples or perhaps indicate what sort of thing
i should be searching for as i've tried googling and haven't come up with
anything.

Cheers,

<M>ike
Nov 21 '05 #1
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Erm,

looking at the sites I thought I had wanted to emulate (Yahoo, BBC, etc.)
they no longer use this type of layout. Is this not a good idea? Should I
just stick to a static layout and dynamic content?

Thoughts appreciated...

<M>ike

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Hello,

I'm looking to produce a front end portal type thing for our companies
intranet in a similar sryle to the likes of Yahoo. I'm aiming to have a
number of controls to display different content groups (tasks,
announcements, contacts, etc.) but different users will have different
permissions and hence different controls. Ideally I would like to enable the user to select the placement of these controls as they choose on the web
form (docking or anchoring?) but i don't know how to approach this.

Could anyone supply links to examples or perhaps indicate what sort of thing i should be searching for as i've tried googling and haven't come up with
anything.

Cheers,

<M>ike

Nov 21 '05 #2

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Mike,

I do not know if you are talking about personalizing.

I don't like it, however that says nothing.

When you want to do it, you have to use the Cookie on the user computer to
store his settings.

Because a lot of security options because of the reason that you can read
the Cookie, can that give you problems. Be as well aware of that and there
are users who do not accept any Cookie.

I hope this helps?

Cor

Erm,

looking at the sites I thought I had wanted to emulate (Yahoo, BBC, etc.)
they no longer use this type of layout. Is this not a good idea? Should I
just stick to a static layout and dynamic content?

Thoughts appreciated...

<M>ike

Nov 21 '05 #3

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> Because a lot of security options because of the reason that you can read
the Cookie, can that give you problems. Be as well aware of that and
there are users who do not accept any Cookie.


Because of a lot of security options (because of the fact that you as
supplier can read the Cookie), can that give problems. Be as well aware that
there are users who do not accept any Cookie.
Nov 21 '05 #4

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Thanks for the thoughts Cor. Fortunately the proposed solution is intended
for employees only (intranet) and we can control what they can or can not
accept on their browsers. Still, I see that more and more sites have moved
away from personalising (I think that was the word I was looking for when
trying to Google) and I guess they have more experience than I and so their
experience should be noted.

Cheers,

<M>ike
Nov 21 '05 #5

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