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Floating action button for new topics

By Olti N @Itlox2018-11-28 19:22:58.326Z

Here another idea: instead of the 'new topic' button on the top of the frontpage I would like to see a floating button for new the new topic action. This is practical and mor modern. Twitter has it as Google plus and a lot of other aplications

https://material.io/design/components/buttons-floating-action-button.html
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  1. KajMagnus @KajMagnus2018-11-30 07:52:51.226Z

    To me, this looks like something that could be nice on mobile phones. Let's say someone scrolls down a bit, in the topic list, to find out if a topic about a recent event has been created yet, or not. Then, when the person has scrolled past the date when the event happened, it could be nice to have quick access to this floating button for creating new topics. (rather than having to scroll up to the top, to click "Create Topic").

    At the same time, when on a laptop or desktop, I would think this button is not of that much use. Then one won't need to scroll so much, because more topics are visible on screen. In this case, I would think the Create Topic button is enough, and fairly user friendly (because of the descriptive title).

    Right now there are so many things to do. I'd like to postpone this idea ... and reconsider it some time later. ... There should be a "Postponed" / "Reconsider later" / "Remind later" topic status :- P with a built in reminder. Then, this topic could become auto-reactivated in maybe 6 months or a year, for reconsideration.

    1. IOlti N @Itlox2019-05-29 00:49:05.151Z

      Hey Kai,
      Look this SMF forum which has something like this https://www.zerion.net/
      You have to be identified to see it!

      1. KajMagnus @KajMagnus2019-05-29 03:55:08.098Z

        Thanks for the screenshot. This looks nice I think, good to not have to scroll all the way up to a Reply button, to create a topic. Also the button doesn't take much space, ... and, hmm, I suppose for most people it'd be fairly obvious what it means, or maybe there should be a clariying "Create Topic" text. (Still too short of time b.t.w.)