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I am trying to develop a page editing backend, and one of my problems is about how to let the user choose where to nest the page he/she is editing. My boss came up with this solution:

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I don't find it really intuitive, though I can't come with a better option that is easier to understand and to use. He plans that each section select would have an input next to it to create a new section a part. Sections are actually pages themselves, so there is no need to create them (in fact, if you create them "on the fly", there might be problmes)

Other options are:

Use just a select with all the subsectioning inside the item list:

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Use a "directory-like" metaphor, with folders, double click and so, to get to the desired section:

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This option should be accessible from the page edition, so I cannot use a large amount of space.

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Why wouldn't you want to create a navigation tree structure like in most OS + it would be easy to create a new page and to edit an old one.

The mockup shows: 1) Simple navigation tree, that allows you to edit any page that you want. 2) When you create a new page you can select from drop down where the page would go.

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This mockup is based on Wordpress

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Despite yours is a good one, we finally did like my boss said without the new buttons. The last dropdown always shows something like "Add page here". If you choose another page, then a new dropdown is shown below with that option. Anyway, I still agree with you. –  Korcholis Jan 30 '13 at 15:43
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