Help me clean out the Dev Shed!
What is the dev shed?
Over time with working relationships with clients I get all kinds of requests for interesting needs and requests. As many of you know, I am a fan of taking cool ideas and making them available to the greater C5 community. The Dev Shed is the "interesting ideas I have started but not completed yet" vault. most of these are very functional already, and depending on feedback, I would like to clear these out, or release them should they have value to the community.
I need your help!
Below I'm going to go through a number of incomplete concepts, and I'd like your feedback on wich one, if any, seem particularly useful to you. Don't see what you're looking for? go ahead and leave a comment with a packge or addon request. I'm always open to new ideas!
ChadStrat's Official Dev Shed
This addon is pretty cool. It comes with a front end block to add a legal document via built it wysiwyg editor (text), and then specify a completion page to send to. In addition, this block prints a "type name" field along with a "sign here" jQuery signature area compatible with iOS and most mobile platforms. Each block added adds user attributes to users where signatures are converted to images and attached to each user by form ID (randomly generated). It also comes with a dashboard list view to view all online agreements and signatures.
This package comes with two blocks. A button view, and a list view block.
The pcakage creates a user attribute called "favorites" to when users click "add to favorites", that collection id is saved to the user. The list block will pull from the user attribute to list all that users favorites on a new user profile area called "favorites" that the package adds on install.
The button block has 4 types of ideas included. "Prayed for" with ticker, "favorites" with ticker, "I'm going" with ticker, "bookmark" with ticker, and standard button view with the name of the attribute. "add to My Favorites"
This block is really cool. it's very simple to use. you add a new staff person, select a main photo, a thumbnail photo, thier name, and then a wysiwyg text bio. Add more staff, drag and drop reorder and save. The block comes with two views: a really cool content slider view and a basic list view.
this package is a beast! it's in use at a company of 400+ employees and is in heavy load testing. Essentially this allows users in your site to have personal blogs automatically generated with a special single page ProBlog interface. Does require problog
This idea is not even %50 there yet, but I am very interested to hear from you guys on it's validity as a product.
It adds a nav bar item (similar to how problog and proevents does) to your fron end C5 nav bar. Via the settings page, you can select applications of system pages most used to be added to a quick pop-up list in the fron end for easy access for some of your favorite C5 features and functions.
I thought of this because on larger installs with several packages/applications, the C5 admin drop down starts to get really ominous. This is a simple way to trim that down for your clients sake.
That's all I have for now. Please give feedback and let me know what you think!
Chad Cantrell, aka ChadStrat, has been developing Concrete5 addons for over 3 years. With over 30 products for sale in the C5 marketplace, ChadStrat continues to be one of the top developers in the C5 community.