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icon5.gif  How do you GUI your backoffice? [message #49538] Wed, 09 April 2008 12:05 Go to next message
IsRobot  is currently offline IsRobot
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How do you GUI?[ 8 vote(s) ]
1.Plugin 0 / 0%
2.Just HTML 2 / 25%
3.jQuery 1 / 13%
4.Prototype/Scriptaculous 1 / 13%
5.ExtJS 4 / 50%

I am at the early stages of trying out symfony and there are many things I like about it. One thing I am not so sure about is how developers are creating their GUIs. I suppose I am referring to backoffice type applications more than public websites but it may not matter to you.

One thing I am really interested in is using plugins for the GUI work - this should save me loads of time to make a professional and easy to use backoffice application. For example I am hoping to make use of sfExtjs2Plugin and sfExtjsThemePlugin.

However, the learning curve of symfony is steep enough. Add to that the ExtJS framework and trying to understand the plugins (that are not fully mature) and it can be quite difficult to make progress.

So, I thought I would ask you all what you have been doing to see if there might be other ways to achieve a great GUI that I might not be aware of?

[Updated on: Wed, 09 April 2008 12:27]


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icon14.gif  Re: How do you GUI your backoffice? [message #49543 is a reply to message #49538 ] Wed, 09 April 2008 12:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Helmholz  is currently offline Helmholz
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If you need grids etc. it's not worth redebugging the wheel. Take a look at ExtJS even if you're not using it throught a plugin but putting it into your views maually. You'll probably stick to it for quiete a while.
Re: How do you GUI your backoffice? [message #49552 is a reply to message #49543 ] Wed, 09 April 2008 13:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
IsRobot  is currently offline IsRobot
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Hi Helmholz,

thanks for your reply. I probably will end up doing what you suggest. My question was also to give people an opportunity to recommend alternatives they have used to create rich applications. So if anyone wants to show off please do so Smile Any examples would be much appreciated.

[Updated on: Wed, 09 April 2008 13:45]


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Re: How do you GUI your backoffice? [message #56782 is a reply to message #49552 ] Wed, 23 July 2008 01:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
lvanderree  is currently offline lvanderree
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Hi isRobot,

have you seen the latest additions to the wikis of the sfExtjs2 and sfExtjsTheme plugins?

last weeks they have been updated somewhat, although still both not finished.
http://trac.symfony-project.org/wiki/sfExtjsThemePlugin
http://trac.symfony-project.org/wiki/sfExtjs2Plugin

you can also take a look at my latest demo http://tejohnston.dynora.eu/ (admin admin)
to get an idea of the capabilities

Besides there is the forum where you can ask questions:
http://www.symfony-project.org/forum/index.php/mv/msg/5650/0 /1040/ and find some examples


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Re: How do you GUI your backoffice? [message #56783 is a reply to message #49538 ] Wed, 23 July 2008 02:34 Go to previous message
Xiong Chiamiov  is currently offline Xiong Chiamiov
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I voted "Just HTML", even though I'm using the built-in AJAX libraries for some things. I learned Symfony in a rush, though, and am not really one to look at for how to do things correctly.
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