Allows use of MIT's Exhibit framework to view folder and collection contents
MIT's Exhibit system offers extremely useful and powerful visualization based on viewing the same data as timelines, maps, and faceted queries. http://www.simile-widgets.org/exhibit/ Having this capability would be a huge win for Plone which could be used in many different ways
Adminjonstahl (Admin, Plone) commented
Also see http://plone.org/products/eea.daviz/
eea.facetednavigation actually does a whole lot of this and I wonder if it would be possible to leverage that towards this end
Encolpe Degoute commented
There is a start point for Plone with collective.facetednavigation (http://pypi.python.org/pypi/collective.facetednavigation)
Faceted navigation is a MUST for website with a lot of content. Collections are limited. We have already implemented a plone 2.5 product which runs very well, it uses Ajax (JQuery) for frontend and zope3 style code. So it could be upgraded to plone 3 with not too much efforts. See product used in production here http://www.eea.europa.eu/publications or here http://www.eea.europa.eu/multimedia. There are many of widgets available (select, radio, date range, tag clouds, etc.) and features like import and export of settings in XML. The code will soon be added to plone collective svn.
AdminAlexander Limi (Admin, Plone) commented
This is definitely my intention to look into for the Plone 5 tiles approach, which would make a perfect fit for the Simile visualizations.
Enzo Cesanelli commented
Actually we Noiza implemented an Exhibit view for an old project via a python script... it could be a starting point. If you're interested I can send you the script.
Anyway I completely agree to implement a faceted search/browsing in Plone... I think a GSOC is about that...