I do like the idea of dragging a file over another file to create a folder, but I could see some issues when it comes to moving files around the screen. You could accidentally drop it on another file by mistake.
I was thinking actually, that the flexible sections format and folder functionality really should be combined. A folder really should just be a collection of activities and resources, that users can simply drag items into so to group things. I know the Topics tabs are there for that reason, but I feel a user should not be so constrained - they should be able to group things into different hierarchical levels if that is their desire. And folders/sections should be able to sit anywhere on any page.
The process should be:
- Create a folder (a flexible section closed)
- Drag labels, resources and activities into the folder
- Go into the folder, and repeat the last two steps if necessary..
This will put an end to the scroll of death. In many ways the flexible sections format simply needs to be upgraded to look like a folder, with better drag and drop enabled especially if the section/folder is closed.
just some thoughts..
Yeah, well said - I would think a visual helper or delay would help prevent accidentally dropping something in (a little like the Mac finder's pop up folders)