Framesets and Sequencing

Let’s talk about a new feature designed for Nomad and shipped with Domino Designer v11, called sequencing of frames. At the bottom of this blog is a brief 6-question survey on their behalf.

What is sequencing? Well, on a phone we have much less real estate to work with so having a frameset which looks great on a tablet or a Notes client can look awful on the phone client. Here’s an example – a frameset with only two frames opened on a phone. This just doesn’t work because of the limited screen width.

However the Domino Designer team introduced a new feature called mobile sequencing of frames in v11 that Nomad can recognise and work with, so in my frameset below I choose each frame and assign it a sequence number.

This number is only recognised by Nomad on mobile and is ignored by any other client. If the number is 0 (which is the default) the frameset appears as normal but if it has a sequential number set (in this case “1” on the right hand frame and “2” on the left) then we get new behaviour on mobile.

The arrows highlighted below move between the numbered frames in the frameset, in this case “pushing” the left hand frame off-screen to put the right hand frame full-screen.

Obviously the limitation here isn’t just two frames, and the sequential functionality opens up a lot of opportunities for developers. Below is what happens when I click the left arrow. As you can see it allows us to use the same frameset but have it displayed more appropriately on mobile.

This is still very much a work in progress for the Nomad team and we are feeding back ideas for how we would like to use it. Here’s your bit – the Domino Designer and Nomad teams have some questions for you about how you use frames and framesets in your applications (or not). Please click here and answer this survey which will help us deliver the tools you need.

Multiple choice 6-question survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/framesets

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