Epic #61834: Create future proof Content Element with strong default
File Links content element icon/thumb list usability
In the back end File Links content element shows only icons and thumbnails. Only way to see what files are listed is opening the content element for editing.
I think list of file names or titles would make more sense.
Updated by Patrick Broens over 7 years ago
This is a matter of personal preference. For some people the visual information like a thumbnail says more than a file name.
You can click on each thumbnail or icon to get more information about that particular file. It will open in a popup.
However, it might be an idea to have the file name in the "title" attribute of the thumbnail/icon. It is already in the "alt" attribute, but most browsers don't show this nowadays (which is good). When hovering the thumbnail, it will show the content of this "title" attribute, like "Filename: YourPicture.jpg". It makes no sense to have the file name in the "alt" attribute.
IMHO the best solution would be to have the FAL title in the title attribute and the FAL alternative text in the alt attribute. When the title in FAL is empty, it defaults to the file name anyway.
Updated by Oliver Hader about 7 years ago
- Status changed from Resolved to Needs Feedback
Reopened since the change has been reverted in master due to a fatal error:
File::getAlternative() was used, which does not exist...
Maybe somebody wants to give it a try with File::getProperty('alternative')?