“release candidate” special offer

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Hi Ramon,

I already have Block Designer and definitely already appreciate your programming expertise and the resulting quality of your add-ons. So I'm wondering, is the $20 price the price you were referring to whe you said "the 'release candidate' will have a special offer for the first couple of days"? If so, what will the final price be (because I don't need it yet, but I may just buy it for the savings)?.

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ramonleenders replied on at Permalink Reply
ramonleenders
Hi there,

Depends on how much time I will be putting in this add-on. I can't really say that now of course. I can say though if this grows to like 20 field types as well (or even JUST the repeatable fields), it will be somewhere near $ 35 too or more. Depends how much it all costs me to develop! :)

Kind regards,

Ramon
OKDnet replied on at Permalink Reply
OKDnet
Hello Ramon,

I understand what you're saying. Well I went ahead and bought this now. A big part of the reason is I want to take advantage of what you suggested, that "... YOU, as a (potential) buyer, have influence on what will be developed... Let me know the field type you’re looking for, and I will gladly take it into consideration to develop ... As a “requester”, you will be the first to (beta) test it too."

My main initial idea is "repeatable fields". I suppose technically this probably isn’t a new field type as much as a capability for other field types.
So I'm thinking like a "flag" to toggle on/off the ability to repeat a field type.

Maybe my use case example will illustrate clearly.

I want to create a block for a family. So this "family" block will be used to add a family to a listing of families (like for a church).
But since different families are different sizes, the fields for the individual members needs to be repeatable, since some of the fields are the same (just repeated as many times as necessary) and so the user can add however many is necessary for each family. So it would have the following as an example.

Family Name (The whole household name)
Family Photo
Address
Home phone
Husband Name
Husband email
Husband cell phone
Wife Name
Wife email
Wife cell phone
Child one name
Child one email
Child one phone
Child two name
... etc. etc.

So each time a block is added, the necessary number of fields can be added. And some fields also need to be optional (I don't recall if this is currently available in Block Designer), because not every family member will have a email and/or cell phone.

I think this would be a POWERFUL addition to the Block Designer Pro upgrade!!!

What do you think?

Owen Dessauer

913-440-0305

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ramonleenders replied on at Permalink Reply
ramonleenders
Hi Owen,

That of course actually will make this Add-On powerfull. I've gotten quite some requests for this type of functionality, but had so many client projects in between that I couldn't spend my time on this one (and still can't). That's why I do not know when I'm gonna start on this one either. Flagging is something that was being discussed, but then I'd have to rewrite all fields as repeating a field is NOT the same as normal non-repeatable field. So I have yet to decide whether it's gonna be flagging or a whole new field type with "sub" field types (with limited field types to begin with of course, as you can image this brings a lot of "trouble"/problems with it). There is A LOT of javascript being involved in programming this functionality in (also for the block type to be generated).

There's a reason why the "designer content pro" did it in a kind of developer way, instead of all of it being automatically generated. There's a lot of processing needed!

Kind regards,

Ramon
OKDnet replied on at Permalink Reply
OKDnet
I like the idea of the new field type with sub-fields too. That might make more sense, since it's unlikely certain fields would ever need to be repeatable, while others would be.

So obviously you've checked out and perhaps been somewhat influenced by Designer Content and Designer Content Pro.
Have you also seen what Manup did with Quick Content?
http://www.concrete5.org/marketplace/addons/quick-content/...


Owen Dessauer

913-440-0305

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ramonleenders replied on at Permalink Reply
ramonleenders
Yeah I've seen that one too. That's the one I had in my had, instead of the Designer Content Pro haha. Both do not combine non-repeatable items and repeatable items though. Haven't bought either of them as I did not need them for my 5.6 sites (or used some backend module for this), so not sure how they work. But I assume it would be best to have something like the image slider block type in 5.7 is what you want with the repeatable fields. But would you be willing to name the button to add items too, and what other options are needed? Do you want to limit items too and/or set a minimum? I guess you can think of a gazillion options to build in haha!

Kind regards,

Ramon
OKDnet replied on at Permalink Reply
OKDnet
Manup has made a version of Quick Content for 5.7 although it hasn’t been released yet.
I have both versions. If you like I could send it to you just to see how it works, by email (to [email protected] ?)
Let me know.

I know exacty what you mean about not combining both non-repeating and repeating fields though. That's is my main challenge in the use case example I gave (which is actually a real website I want to do for my church, but it's not a paying job and the existing site works for now, so it's not "high" priority)

As for the image slider block type in 5.7 and features, I have actually been mostly busy developing a 5.6 ecommerce site, and I was also waiting for the initial 5.7 issues to get more worked out, so I haven't spent a lot of time in 5.7 yet. I think 5.7.4.2 is ready and I have just started to experiment with it, so I'll check out the image slider block to see what you mean.

I don't think I would need or want to limit items, or set a minimum (although a "required" field especially for the non-repeating types makes sense). Whether or not it makes sense for you to include it for other use cases may be a different story.

I think the obvious fields types that you would need to make repeatable are

Text box
Email
Image
Datetime picker

These are the ones I need.
The following also probably make a lot of sense, but are not what I'm looking for in my use case.

Text area
Link
URL
File

You probably can think of others (like video etc. )

Owen Dessauer

913-440-0305

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Sent: Tuesday, June 9, 2015 1:51 AM
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Subject: “release candidate” special offer : Support
ramonleenders replied on at Permalink Reply
ramonleenders
Owen,

As you have already bought the Pro version, you can check out the repeatable fields now. It's live and it's the first version with the repeatable field type, so please do let me know if you have any issues in a new thread/topic.

Happy designing!
OKDnet replied on at Permalink Reply
OKDnet
AWESOME!!!
Almost perfect timing too!

Thank you so much for implementing this. I'll check it out ASAP.

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