One feature which would be useful is the ability to create a widget with content, then be able to copy that widget onto other pages - the key to this would be the ability to synchronise content between linked widgets. An example would be a widget used on a homepage where it's content could be linked to widgets placed on other pages. When one 'master' widget is updated, so are the rest.
This could even be advanced so that rather than having to use the same widget format on subsequent pages, muse will use the 'master' widget's feed for to update widgets?
Hi Sam, Yes I have found the need for this feature in many of my projects such as where I wish to create a slideshow mobile or tablet version of my desktop website. Currently I would need to update the content of each widget on each platform which can be time consuming if, like me you have content (events) which need to be added/removed on a weekly basis.
The ability to link widget content would save the need to go back and do the work all over again if widgets are linked.
I can think of many other uses such as setting up a widget (maybe showing photos or site news) on a page - then being able to place that widget elsewhere on my site and when changes are made to the widget it happens all across the site wherever the widget is placed.
This could be advanced with the creation of content lists that widgets can be set to display - regardless of the exact type of widget?
Hope this helps?
Hi Matt, your feedback is helpful, thanks! Would you mind clarifying something for me? If you reused a widget on the mobile version of your desktop website, I'm not sure which level of the widget you want to reuse. I've listed some different interpretations of your request below; could you tell me which one would have been most useful for your past projects?
1. Re-use the entire widget, including formatting and content. For example, the configuration of a slideshow's widget settings, its border and background colors, and the images used would all be the same across your desktop/mobile pages.
2. Re-use only the content of a widget. For example, you might have a full-screen lightbox slideshow on your mobile page, but a basic thumbnail slideshow on your desktop page. They would have different settings and border/background colors, but the collection of images are always the same.
3. Re-use individual text and images inside a widget. For example, you have an accordian on your desktop page and a tab panel widget on your mobile page. They each have different designs, but some of the text frames and images are "shared".
Also, what do you mean by content list?
Hi Sam, all three points would be useful. Point 1 especially - this would mean that multiple instances of a widget could be positioned across a website and only one edit need to be made to a 'master' widget instead of locating and editing each widget individually.
An example would be where you have a widget placed on a main desktop but also want the same cantent used by a widget on a mobile version - by updating only one content list it would save having to edit each widget.
When I say 'content list' I am referring to some sort of mechansim whereby a series of content items can be used by various widgets to make it easier to fill widgets across websites - such as a slideshow displaying projects/items of interest can be used on a webpage, but the content of this widget can be used by other widgets too. So a 'content list' is a list of items which different widgets can all upon for content and crucially the content list can be edited / updated easily.
Does this help?