Help drawer in Redash


#1

Now that we’re starting to connect help documentation to corresponding components in the app, @arikfr suggested a drawer instead of opening a new window.

Here’s an implementation preview. Let’s discuss.
@arikfr @susodapop


#2

I like this implementation. Would it be possible to freeze the documentation to only the screen the user started on? Or provide a quick way to snap it back to the current screen’s doc page?


#3

freeze the documentation

Would that mean that links within the content should be rendered as plain text?


#4

No, they’d just pop into a new window when clicked.


#5

I put in some time to find a “correct” way of doing this but found none.

I tried to add a <base target="_blank" /> (using Helmet) when “drawer” mode is on but couldn’t make it work with Gatsby. I think it’s got dibs on internal navigation.
Couldn’t find an iframe setting that can do this either.
Any ideas @arikfr @gabrieldutra @levko ?


#6

I actually don’t see why we need this at all. Why not let people navigate instead the KB from there? I also want us to add a button that just opens the KB homepage inside the drawer.