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README.md

Introduction

Is a jQuery plugin that provides the integration of feedback mechanisms in the web context.

It provides the following features:

  • Text feedback mechanism
  • Rating feedback mechanism
  • Screenshot feedback mechanism
  • Audio feedback mechanism
  • Categorization of feedback mechanism
  • Uploading files(s)
  • Flexible configuration of feedback requests
  • Pull and push feedback request presentation

How to start

In order to get the project running use:

git clone https://github.com/supersede-project/monitor_feedback/tree/master/web_library
cd web_library
# install the project's dependencies
npm install

Create a virtual host on your local machine to avoid problems with cross origin loads. Ideally use localhost as the ServerName to avoid problems with getUserMedia() in Google Chrome.

<VirtualHost *:80>
    DocumentRoot /<your_path>/web_library
    ServerName localhost
    <Directory "/<your_path>/web_library">
        Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
        AllowOverride All
        Order allow,deny
        Allow from all
    </Directory>
</VirtualHost>

Add an entry to your hosts file (if you do not use localhost as the ServerName above):

127.0.0.1	localhost.web-library.dev

You then have to define some application settings and the Orchestrator as well as the Repository endpoint in the app/js/config.ts or in a configuration file under app/js/configurations:

export const apiEndpointOrchestrator = 'http://example.com/';
export const applicationPath = 'orchestrator/feedback/{lang}/applications/';
export const applicationId = 1;
export const applicationName = 'example.com Website';

export const apiEndpointRepository = 'http://example.com/';
export const feedbackPath = "feedback_repository/{lang}/feedbacks";

Configure the project:

gulp configure --configuration=<configuration_name>

Use the filename as an argument, e.g.

gulp configure --configuration=default

Compile all the .ts files to .js and bundle the project:

gulp build.dev

Open the index.html file in the browser of your choice.

Note: This setup is tested and runs successfully using node v7.0.0 and npm 3.10.8. It might also run with different versions. It utilizes the typescript compiler of the WebStorm IDE.

Table of Contents

Compatibility

The library should work fine on the following browsers (with Promise polyfill):

  • Firefox 3.5+
  • Google Chrome
  • Opera 12+
  • IE9+
  • Safari 6+

Integration

Attention: The current dist package is cleaned and overridden. If you have adjusted translations in the locales you need to save them and copy them again after the build.

# create the dist bundle
gulp build.prod
<!-- header -->
<link rel="stylesheet" href="dist/jqueryui/jquery-ui.min.css"/>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="dist/main.min.css"/>

<!-- footer -->
<script src="dist/jquery-1.9.1.js"></script>
<script src="dist/jqueryui/jquery-ui.min.js"></script>
<script src="dist/audio/recorder.js"></script>
<script src="dist/audio/Fr.voice.js"></script>
<script src="dist/screenshot/fabric.min.js"></script>
<script src="dist/screenshot/customiseControls.js"></script>
<script src="dist/screenshot/spectrum.js"></script>
<script src="dist/jquery.feedback.min.js"></script>
<script>
    $(document).ready(function () {
        $('#feedbackEntryPoint').feedbackPlugin({
            // optional options
            
            'applicationId': 25,
            'apiEndpointOrchestrator': 'https://platform.supersede.eu:8443/',
            'apiEndpointRepository': 'https://platform.supersede.eu:8443/',
            
            'distPath': 'dist/',
            'userId': '99999999',
            'lang': 'en',
            'fallbackLang': 'de',
            'dialogCSSClass': 'my-custom-dialog-class',
            'colorPickerCSSClass': 'my-color-picker',
            'defaultStrokeWidth': 4
        });
    });
</script>

A click on the element with the feedbackEntryPoint ID triggers then the feedback mechanism.

Configuration

The following options are available to configure the jQuery plugin on the client side:

option description
backgroundColor Background color of the feedback button
color Font color of the feedback button
colorPickerCSSClass Assign a custom css class to the color picker
defaultStrokeWidth Adjust the stroke width of the screenshot annotations
dialogCSSClass Assign a custom css class to the dialog
dialogPositionMy Point of the dialog that is used for positioning. E.g. if you want to use the top left corner of the dialog to align, you specify 'left top'.
dialogPositionAt Point of the target area defined in dialogPositionOf that is used for the positioning. E.g. if you want to align the dialogPositionMy point at the top of the target area with an offset of 30 pixels and centered horizontally, you specify 'center top+30'
dialogPositionOf Target area that is used for positioning. E.g. window, $('body'), $('html'), etc.
distPath Path to the ressources that are used within the library (css, img, etc.)
fallbackLang Language to be used if 'lang' is not available in the locales folder
lang Language to be used
localesOverride A JS object to control all the texts within the tool.
userId ID that gets sent to the repository component and will be store alongside the feedback

Styling

In order to adjust the styling of the feedback dialog, please edit app/css/_config.scss. Further adjustments could be done in main.scss or any other .scss file.

Note: This setup assumes that you have a SCSS to CSS compiler in your IDE. So, the main.css should get built.

Internationalization

The translations are located in dist/locales/. To adjust an existing translation please update values in the translation.json files. To add new languages please create a folder using the ISO-691-1 language code as the name of the folder. Then copy an existing translation files from another language and adjust the values.

Running tests

npm test

Deployment

To deploy a demo page please copy env/stage/stage.json-dist to env/stage/stage.json and fill in the required information. Then execute

gulp deploy

Directory Structure

.
├── app                        <- source code of the application
│   ├── config
│   ├── e2e
│   ├── img
│   ├── js
│   ├── locales
│   ├── models
│   ├── services
│   ├── templates
│   ├── views
├── env
│   ├── stage.json-dist        <- demo page deployment settings
├── tools
├── typings                    <- typings directory. Contains all the external typing definitions defined with typings
├── gulpfile.js                <- gulp tasks
├── index.html                 <- html page to run the plugin in during development
├── karma.conf.js              <- test config
├── tsconfig.json              <- configuration of the typescript project
├── tslint.json                <- tslint configuration
└── webpack.config.js          <- bundler configuration

License

Apache License 2.0