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Discussion on: I launched a Free Drag and Drop Dashboard Builder

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Abhinav Kulshreshtha

You gave a github repo link, But there is no source code on it. License file says it is MIT license.
This creates confusion. If you plan to open-source it, provide source code. If you plan to use repo as an issue tracker + community engagement platform, Update your license and Readme to make it clear.

The App itself looks cool. There are some UI jumping issues ( I am on firefox ) when I drag large item ( Chart Lines with nav). I would have preferred a slightly larger font-size and padding on the navigation (top-right "structure-component-editor" part) for people like me with bad eyesight.

I really liked how easy to use and intuitive it is.

My only complain is Jquery, and outdated bootstrap. But that's me. I know they make things build easier, but I personally hate the unnessary nested-div hell. I hate the bloat that comes with it. I thought you were using css-grid to achieve positioning until I downloaded the file.

Great work. Looking forward to see where you take this ahead.

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rarestoma Author

Hi @abhinav1217 !

Thank you for your feedback, this is really helpful.

Referring to the license, just the generated code is MIT Licensed, I am going to make these things clear in the next update.

In the next updates, I will also include other skins that are updated to the latest version of Bootstrap and that will not include jQuery. I also noticed the font-sizing request and I added it to the 'to do' list for the next updates.

Thank you again!

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Abhinav Kulshreshtha

I would suggest update readme with " This is a meta repo for issue management and community engagement "

And for the downloadable output file, It should ideally be creative common since you are kinda providing a functional template. But whatever you decide, It would be better to add an html license comment block inside the downloaded file ( along with a copy license file inside archive ). Because average user for your app might not go to github to check for license, They would stumble to your app via search engine, use it and get the final layout for their own work. License information on the repo usually relates to the product itself not stuffed that are linked to your product, or stuff that are generated as an output of your product.

I am sorry if I am pushing for right license practices, I have once got into trouble because of not knowing about these stuffs, and I have worked at small companies that also get into issues once they grow larger. Your app and its concept is good enough to gain traction in long run.

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rarestoma Author

Hi @abhinav1217 , thank you again for all the information and help you gave me. I already noted to do this in the next update, I will change the downloaded file to a ZIP folder that will include also a LICENSE.md and README.md file.