I have been trying out an idea I had with the Foundry Table CSV stack. The stack is unique in that it gets its table content from a CSV file saved at a “warehoused” location on a server. The Table CSV stack can be used to allow the remote updating of table information such as price lists, menu items and prices, delivery rates, etc. A client could update this information without needing to have access to RW and only need access to an FTP App.
The better FTP Apps have an Editor function and Forklift even has a an onscreen preview and edit window making editing an online CSV file about as easy as it can be. Alternatively, a user could edit or create a CSV file using Numbers or Excel, export and drag onto a $1.99 YummyFtpAlias App that will FTP the file to the preconfigured location. Again fairly simple and foolproof.
It worked perfectly and as good as any other EasyCMS.TCMS, Pulse or Armadillo remote menu update system I have used in the past. Implementing this with the Table CSV is obviously at no extra cost and very quick to implement. There is no data base or setup configuration or admin area to create. For Foundry users this is win win.
The stack makes the header row text into bold text and if you can live with that it is ready to go. I used a couple of lines of CSS to hide the header row, because I didn’t want the bold text on the top row. In my CSV file I put dummy text in the top row which dos not get displayed.
If I could make one suggestion to @elixirgraphics, it would be to add a “hide the header row” option in the Table CSV stack, to make this easier.
I should have a live site to show the menu very soon.