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Card view: visual hints

(somewhat related to:
https://help.podio.com/hc/communities/public/questions/202377196-Functionality-request-to-improve-Card-view-usability)

Card view is great.
I'd like some (optional) minor enhancements for an even better readability at a glance:

1- use the color of the first* (or see point 3 below) category in the card (as background of the title or body); or (if the category has a multiple choice option) add a row of colored dots/tags (not the whole category element's text like in badge view, just a visual hint).
Even better: ask your designers / UX experts to figure out a way of using the color of the main category in a way that would help the user get more informations at a glance from the global card view :)

2- when a cateogory for rows is selected, make the "swim lanes" divider more marked (grey, or.. as before, use the corresponding category color). Maybe it's just me - but I often find hard to immediately see rows in crowded card views

3- this would be a lot more complex: add an option in the app builder to mark a category as: default for columns in card view; default for rows; default for highlights ("mark" the card with corresponding color)

Stefano Manfredini

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Very cool input Stefano,

Thanks for sharing :)

Sara - Podio

Sara Høeg Højlund-Rasmussen 1 vote
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In addition, please make the column names sticky so that they are always visible in the card view.

Lasse Lumiaho 1 vote
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Good input Lasse - we're looking into making a sticky header possible (as you know I can't promise anything) :)

Sara Høeg Højlund-Rasmussen 1 vote
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Hi all! 

Point #1 is now possible with today's card layout update. Cards will now show the color of the category used to sort your columns. Hopefully this visual refresh will help make the card layout even better for you!

Please let us know if you have any feedback.

/Jacquelyn - Podio

Jacquelyn May 0 votes