Muse Proxy End User Interfaces

The Muse Proxy applications offer rich and full responsive interfaces for end users, implemented with new technologies like Bootstrap, jQuery and AngularJS.
The template applications shipped with Muse Proxy - identifier MKPF, has built-in 3 interface layouts. The main difference between them is the way the sources information is displayed.

  1. The Default, List Layout

  2. The Flip Cards Layout

  3. The Drop-Down Cards Layout

All three interface layouts offer the same features:

  • Sources display by different methods/criteria: alphabetical, flat, by subject or by type criteria. When selecting one of Flat View, Subject View or Type View displays, which involve groups, another display option is available, that shows the items of the same group in a bordered zone/cell.
  • Selection of the number of items to display per page, available only for the Flat View.
  • Sort options: by source names ascending/descending.
  • Filter/search box to display only the sources names containing the entered text criteria.
  • Tools page with the following functionalities, very useful for handling publisher resources URLs: URL Encode and Prefix, Un-Rewrite URL and Prefix and MuseKnowledge Proxy Target URL.

 

Tools Page (click on image to enlarge)

All application's features cand be enabled/disabled. Also default values cand be set, like the number of items to display per page and the sorting.

The interface layouts are detailed below:

1. The default, list type, which is the out of the box layout. Below are images with the layout display for each available view: Flat View, Alphabetical View, Subject View, Type View.

 

Flat View (click on image to enlarge)
Type View (click on image to enlarge)
Alphabetical View (click on image to enlarge)
Subject View (click on image to enlarge)

2. A second display layout in which the sources are displayed as cards/tiles. A featured image is displayed at the beginning of the page, followed by the sources listing. When clicking a card/tile, it flips revealing the source description.

Below is a full image with this Muse Proxy Application sources display layout.

 

Flip Cards/Tiles Layout (click on image to enlarge)

The same views are available for this layout as well: Flat View, Alphabetical View, Subject View, Type View.

3. A third display layout in which the sources are displayed as cards/tiles, but without the fliping effect. The source description is expanding below the tile. A featured image is displayed at the beginning of the page, followed by the sources listing. A full image is available below.

 

Drop Down Cards/Tiles Layout (click on image to enlarge)

In Muse Proxy version 5.5, the application layout can be set by editing the applicationLAF property from configuration file ${WEB_CONTEXT_HOME}/www/application.inc.

Starting with the next Muse Proxy version, this configuration cand be made from the Muse Proxy Administrator Console.