Remove the fade-in of the new admin UI and improve loading overall.
Review Request #2654 — Created Oct. 10, 2011 and submitted
Remove the fade-in of the new admin UI and improve loading overall. The new admin UI faded in on load. This was kind of neat but also a bit overkill, especially after the first couple times. This seems to have been partially there to work around an issue involving collapsed states for widgets. If a widget started collapsed, we were temporarily hiding it, giving flot time to draw (it won't draw in a display: none, which the FAQ even points out), then showing it. This was happening during the fade-in time. I've worked around this by triggering an event telling widgets when they've been shown. We can use this to draw the first time we get the signal when flot is involved. This allows us to just initially show the widgets, default the collapsed ones to actually being collapsed. Along with this, I've changed the collapse/expand animation to slide the content, rather than fade in/out.
Tested with the widgets in various expanded and collapsed states. Reloaded. Expanded/collapsed more. Everything acted as expected without weird flicker or anything.