New feature: element menu functionality for touch devices

We're continually looking for ways to improve our users' experiences with our software. And one of those ways is by improving administrative access to LightCMS websites through touch devices. Today, we rolled out a small improvement that enables your touch device to access the element drop-down menus in admin view. On a laptop or desktop computer, these menus are accessed by hovering over the menu bar, which isn't possible on a touch device. So, we've changed the behavior on touch devices so that touching the element name will open the drop down menu.

This new feature will allow touch devices to:

  • Access the "manage posts" page on blog elements
  • Access the "manage entries" page on form elements
  • Access the "settings" pages for all elements
  • Use the "move up" and "move down" buttons to move elements within a region
  • Use the "delete" button to delete an element

This update is just a small step in our continued work toward improving the LightCMS experience on mobile devices. We hope you enjoy it!

12 comments (Add your own)

1. Jake Whiton wrote:
This will make LightCMS a lot more usable on the go! Thanks for the new feature. Keep it up!

Thu, August 12, 2010 @ 2:56 PM

2. Drew Johnson wrote:
You read my mind. Thanks!

Thu, August 12, 2010 @ 3:03 PM

3. Drew Johnson wrote:
You read my mind. Thanks!

Thu, August 12, 2010 @ 3:03 PM

4. Eric Granata wrote:
So awesome! Thank you!

Thu, August 12, 2010 @ 3:05 PM

5. Ryan wrote:
Thanks for the feedback, guys!

We're pushing another update out tomorrow morning that will correct some minor styling issues along with better iPad detection.

Thu, August 12, 2010 @ 3:09 PM

6. Will wrote:
AWESOME! You guys really do give us what we ask for. Is there no end to the great advancements you will make!

Thu, August 12, 2010 @ 3:49 PM

7. Justin wrote:
What if I don't have a touch device? Haaa! I'm just kidding! Thanks for adding this feature!

Fri, August 13, 2010 @ 12:30 AM

8. Social Media Consultant -Ant Hodges wrote:
Genius! Keep coming with the developments guys.

Fri, August 13, 2010 @ 2:50 AM

9. Alan Feekery wrote:
Nice feature. We just need the iPhone app now ;)

Fri, August 13, 2010 @ 4:56 AM

10. Ryan wrote:
Thanks, guys. We're definitely listening to you, and we have some bigger mobile plans underway here, so stay tuned!

Fri, August 13, 2010 @ 9:11 AM

11. Designer wrote:
Am I the only one who can't actually type into the text box? The drop down works beautifully, but when I actually clicked and went to update the content, i couldn't get into the text box =(

Wed, August 18, 2010 @ 10:10 AM

12. Tim Wall wrote:
Designer, this update only allowed for the drop down menu to become accessible on touch devices. Mobile browsers do not support WYSIWYG editing so at this point it's still not possible to edit the content in the content regions. You can, however, adjust other settings accessible through the content menus. We mentioned a few of the functions made possible by this update in the post above.

We're working on further solutions and hopefully we can address the content editing issue soon.

Thu, August 26, 2010 @ 10:16 AM

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