I’m always on the lookout for new and interesting modules. I especially like modules which I feel will make my clients life easier! I regularly attend Drupal meetups and browse Drupal related forums, groups and aggregation sites looking for relevant Drupal news. Recently I was shown the Menu Select module. I can see how for many projects its user interface could be more appealing for the non-technical enduser.
What does this module offer:
The module description from the menu_select.info file reads:
Expands the node menu select field functionality by adding filters and an expandable hierarchy.
Well great, what does that mean!? In short, the default default menu select for a piece of content appears as follows. It’s a default HTML select list where the menu depth is denoted by 1 ore more dashes (“-“):
Many clients I find seem overwhelmed with the number of choices in a large menu. The Select box for large websites will not show all the possible locations and an end user may need to scroll up and down the list; and often times they forget where they are within the menu (if more than 1 Menu is allowed for content placement).
The MenuSelect module changes this functionality to appears as follows:
With an additional core patch from the module page the Menu Select module adds an ajax filter box to the menu list. Across the board this is a nice UX update (which by the looks of it should play nice even on Mobile devices!).
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