Novius OS interface is built upon great ergonomic guidelines. To develop applications, two of them should be known: tab navigation and App desk.
The App Desk is the home page of an application, it allows to browse and access the items. It’s made of the following elements:
Main grid: list the items of an application, one or severals views can be chosen (thumbnails, grid, tree, etc.). Its content is filtered by the inspectors and / or a full-text search. There’s only one main grid for each App Desk.
Inspectors: they constitute the meta items of an application (such as blog authors, or media folders). Inspectors allows to filter the content displayed in the main grid (to show the posts of a particular user). Some inspectors allows to handle the data too (for instance, deleting a folder).
- Preview inspector: the preview inspector is a special case. Unlike others inspectors, it doesn’t act on the main grid, but rather the main grid acts on it: when an item is selected, details are shown in the preview inspector (image, properties, summary of the possible actions on the item).
Actions: in the vast majority of times, each App Desk must offer one and only one main action, which is Add a new item. Secondary actions can also appear as links: adding a meta item (like a folder) or other usual actions (such as exporting data).
The App Desk offers a lot of possible page layouts for developers and end-users. Meanwhile, we recommend to show a Three-Pane Interface as default.
Alternatively, the preview inspector can be placed under the main grid.