IRC log of #schooltool for Thursday, 2015-05-14

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th1aHi replaceafill.17:31
replaceafillhey th1a17:31
th1aI didn't add the abs/trd columns.17:33
replaceafilloh ok17:33
replaceafilli'm going to test a template override today17:34
replaceafillfor that view17:34
th1aOK, does that give you a little more control?17:35
th1aProbably helpful.17:36
replaceafilli was also thinking of hiding the Columns manager (in the left sidebar)17:37
th1aYeah, they might prefer that.17:37
replaceafilldo you have any idea of a good layout for the assessment sheets form?17:37
replaceafilli don't :(17:37
replaceafilli mean, for the weights specifically17:37
replaceafilli was thinking of using a table for the three sheets17:38
replaceafill[checkbox] title [weight text field]17:38
replaceafillwith three rows17:38
th1aThat's what I was thinking.17:39
replaceafillit's going to be tricky but i'll give it a try17:40
replaceafillshe also requested the 100% check17:40
th1aYeah... it takes a while to realize it is unnecessary.  ;-)17:41
replaceafilli started writing why it was unnecessary17:41
replaceafillmath, etc17:41
replaceafillthen i said "meh, everyone wants it...."17:42
th1aShe's probably more worried that people will just make a mistake.17:42
th1aI mean, yeah, it is a toss up.17:42
replaceafilland she wants some more "instructions" in the form17:42
th1aI just don't like it because ultimately it is confusing to have an error message for something that isn't an error.17:42
th1aYeah, thats' fine.17:43
replaceafill"A note saying blank means equal weighting would also be helpful if possible."17:43
th1aWe could move them to the side.17:43
th1aWhat's this?17:43
replaceafillyeah, i was thinking the same17:43
replaceafilla lot of time used for a form that you shouldn't spend much time on (as a user)....17:43
th1aYeah, I know...17:43
th1aI mean, if it is trick to do the tables I think just changing the spacing would help.17:44
th1aMaybe some <hr />.17:44
replaceafillthat could work17:44
th1aMaybe try that first.17:45
replaceafilllines between each sheet17:45
replaceafillafter each sheet17:45
replaceafillgive me a min17:51
replaceafilli'm testing something17:51
replaceafilljust a mock from chrome devtools :)17:53
th1aWe can also add a second description line to fields, right?17:55
replaceafillsmall hint?17:55
th1aYeah, kind of gray?17:56
th1aLeave blank for equal weighting.17:56
replaceafillbelow each weight label?17:56
th1aI mean, the formatting for that is already baked in, right?17:57
th1aAdd hr's after the mock's too.18:00
th1aChange the titles on the fields from MOT Weight to "Weight in term summary"18:01
replaceafilloh ok18:02
replaceafillhold on18:02
th1aI think that's sufficient.18:04
replaceafilland that wouldn't take as much time18:04
replaceafillas trying to do a table layout18:04
replaceafillif the mock doesn't take much time, the implementation shouldn't :D18:05
th1aI think it is functional.18:05
replaceafillcool, i'll make these changes for real18:06
th1aOK.  Sounds good.18:06
th1aI have a call at 2:00 with a virtual school in Texas.18:06
th1aSo hopefully Fran will be happy shortly.  ;-)18:09
th1aI'll be offline at some point to blow out the dust in my case and add my new memory.18:11
th1aOK, thanks replaceafill.18:12
th1aI'll let you get to it.18:12
replaceafillok, thanks th1a18:12
* replaceafill is thinking of getting a heart monitor for running :)18:12
th1aOh yeah, I'm pro-heart monitor.18:14
th1aI used one for cycling.18:14
th1aIf I could find it I'd like to see what my skating heart rate is.18:14
th1aYou could just get an Apple watch.  ;-)18:14
replaceafillwhat kind of monitor did you use?18:16
replaceafillremember the brand or model?18:16
replaceafilli'm evaluating a couple18:16
replaceafilli didn't know that18:18
th1aYeah, it is pretty cool.18:18
th1aI had a polar, but this was 15 years ago.18:18
replaceafill:) polar ft4 is the one i'm thinking of getting18:19
th1aYou don't need a lot of fancy features.  A comfortable chest strap might be the most important thing.18:23
replaceafillth1a, template overriding worked for the gradebook (for hiding the journal columns)18:40
replaceafillideal solution would be to make those columns viewlet managers, etc18:41
replaceafillth1a, i decided to leave the Columns options enabled18:50
replaceafilli just hid the journal parts18:50
replaceafilljust in case someone has already unchecked them18:50
replaceafilland that's faster than making the view to ignore the section journal completely18:51
replaceafillerr, i meant to ignore the column preferences18:51
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th1areplaceafill: ayt?20:11
replaceafillth1a, yes20:14
replaceafillabout to leave though20:14
th1aWould you say a table on that form would take another 1-2 hours?20:14
replaceafillno, more i think20:15
th1aUp to a half a day?20:15
replaceafill2-4 hours20:15
replaceafilli think this change looks nice20:15
th1aIt is functional.20:15
replaceafillmain problem is error css20:15
replaceafillif we do the table20:16
replaceafillweights will have error messages20:16
replaceafillit'll be difficult to add that to the table20:16
th1aYeah, ok.20:16
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