I am interested in a page type that is dedicated to just tabular data. This would be created via the same menu as “Section” and “Folder”:
Why? Because strange things happen in a page with a very large table, and I think with such a data-centric application, there should be a focus on databases.
Strange things that happen on a page with just a table:
- Clicking to the right of a table causes the page to jump down
- Clicking to the right of the table title (blank space) selects the entire table
- There is very little space to click where nothing is selected (causing the above to happen)
- A blank line seems to create itself above all of my tables on a page by themselves
I consider my base tables as databases, and as such have named these pages–and subsequent tables–as “DB - table_name”. It would be nice to go the step further and have the application recognize that these pages are dedicated for the base data.
I understand that perhaps this is too specific to my use case, but I compare Coda to applications such as AirTable, and I appreciate how they recognize data as data, and not data nested in a free-form page. Coda, however, has the advantage of free-form pages which unlocks all of the power available in Coda. I think just a re-purposing of “Sections” as the page type for viewing data, with a page type such as “Database” for storing base data, would make the distinction more clear.