Compact view of topics

discourse-compact-topic-view

Purpose

Compact view of topics.

Description

To get an overview of a topic, a compact view of all posts can be helpful.

Standard GUI:

Compact GUI:

How-to

If the source data (posts) are available, there is a lot of freedom to transform the data.

Procedure:

  • Load discourse data on local computer (via discourse-reader).
  • Transform discourse data (via Go templates and dagote).
  • Display the transformed data in the browser.

Concept:

  • Via Go template you define what should be displayed.
  • Via CSS you define how something is displayed.

Ideally, the process steps are executed automatically via a script. The compact display shown above was achieved with 150 lines of template and CSS code each. JavaScript was omitted, but this leads to minor limitations.

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