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  1. PUBLIC - Liferay Portal Community Edition
  2. LPS-33636

Reintroduce the visual indicator to recognize where I can drag/drop portlets on the page


    • Type: Story
    • Status: Contributed Solution
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 6.1.1 CE GA2, 6.1.20 EE GA2, 6.2.5 CE GA6, 6.2.10 EE GA1, 7.0.0 Beta 6, 7.0.4 CE GA5, 7.0.0 DXP FP39, 7.1.0 M1
    • Fix Version/s: None
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      I've seen unexperienced users missing a clue that they can drop portlets into the second row of a layout-template like the default 1-2-column-30-70: They might end up with all portlets in column-1, not realizing where they have to drop portlets to so that they will appear in row 2 (column-2 or column-3). IMHO this is due to the lack of obvious dropzones and a real usability issue.

      Experienced users have a mental model and know what to expect of these invisible areas.

      Proposing an easy patch to the _styled theme, so that every derived theme will automatically make use of it (see screenshot of a drag/drop activity in action: Dotted lines will appear once dragging activity starts)




            • Assignee:
              nathan.cavanaugh Nate Cavanaugh
              olaf.kock Olaf Kock
              Recent user:
              Olaf Kock
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