Recent versions of AdRotate have introduced some new methods and some experiments have been conducted to see where and how Blocks can be made more open and useful.
State of blocks
People wanted a CSS approach to things so blocks as a whole are more configurable in regard of looks. This partly succeeded but introduced a few quirks and less optimal situations for some users. Side effects if you will.
I’m looking to resolve all that but at the same time want to do something cool with Blocks. Not just patch up the inconsistent experience people are having now.
So think with me here
What can I do to make blocks cool again? Any CSS tricks that would resolve the current inconsistent experience are welcome. I’ve tried a number of things but none work everywhere it seems. Fixing it for browser A while breaking browser B is not cool. And for that reason I’m leaning against ditching the CSS code entirely and go back to how it was in AdRotate 3.7. But… I kinda not want to admit defeat to CSS
What would make blocks more useful to you? Feature requests here please. Useful stuff, motivations why you need it. As you may know I’m open to a lot of things – But it has to make sense!
Valuable input ofcourse will be weighed in for future versions. Changes are likely to be made but at the moment I’m not sure which direction blocks should go. A wild idea… Should AdRotate support blocks at all? It probably does… In some form or shape. But perhaps a complete rewrite of the concept is in order.
An idea that kinda keeps popping up is to ditch Blocks entirely and create a widget that allows for groups and the widget handles that in a smart way with a templated approach. And another is to just not support blocks at all. But I think many people use Blocks.
The goal obviously is to make things easier for you. While providing good, easy to use features without too much headaches.
Your thoughts? Please let me know in the comments.