[Clipart] [Bug 3974] Interface improvements
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------- Additional Comments From turnip at turnipspatch.com 2005-08-05 05:20 -------
Okay... I have lots of things to say : ).
Yes, I think one single sidebar is a good idea too. I pondered suggesting this
myself but thought I might hit quite a bit of resistance. I'm glad we all agree
on that : ). Do we actually *need* the incoming list? I'd just as happily do
away with it altogether, but I dunno -- what do others think?
Getting rid of the top nav bar -- that's exactly what I did in my mockup.
However, I disagree with just putting them into the top of the sidebar. I don't
think they are prominent enough even there, and think it is very very important
to put emphasis on the download/browse links. I also think the statistics are a
bit silly to be putting on every page -- especially as they are not "live"
Search -- yes, I did that too. I think we need to stick to just one search box.
Giving people options is not always a good idea ; )
Submit form -- again, I did this and agree.
In terms of submitting screenshots, I agree with Bryce that it should be linked
just from the clipart submission page.
I agree we need to simplify the footer. Validation buttons should be removed,
anybody interested in validating pages will already know how to. Furthermore, we
can hardly guarantee compliance when pretty much anybody is able to edit the
site. I disagree with you putting the affiliates in the footer -- again this is
clutter, and is also not a very prominent position. Please see bug 3599 where we
Also, can I request that we not think about visuals in this bug. My mockup would
have been a wireframe if there was not already a site design. Basically, the
important thing to discuss here is where the content needs to go in order to
make the site as easy to use as possible. That's the number one concern at the
moment. After that is dealt with then perhaps it would be nice to touch up the
visuals too, but I think content is more important right now.
I agree with your order. My mockup was designed such that people could come to
the site, read what it's about, and right away know how to get to the clipart. I
think this could be made even easier for people if we reviewed copy on the front
page to make a short, concise paragraph saying what it's about. I'm thinking
something really simple like:
"The Open Clip Art Library aims to provide freely available, public domain
clipart for whatever use you like. Feel free to browse the library, and if you
found it useful consider submitting some of your own clip art." (links in
People don't tend to like to read too much. It would also be good to highlight
key terms like "freely available" -- again this will catch the eye of people
half-assedly glancing at the site. Just those two sentences cover pretty much
all of your four points.
News -- I totally agree. One News item would be good. I can customise it to
display "Releases" and "News" seperately, if they are put in different
categories. I reckon that'd be a good idea.
Submit Screenshot -- covered above.
Discussion -- yep, one single page with a link like "Discussion & Feedback"
would be good. We could cover all avenues of discussion/feedback on one single page.
Roadmap -- agree
Wiki -- agree
Branding and Logo -- again, I agree. Without this, and with the project
information on the home page, I don't think there's really any reason to have an
This would be my sidebar:
* Browse Clip Art
* Download Package
* Submit Clip Art
* Discussion & Feedback
* Request Clipart
* FAQ (everyone knows what that means)
* Developer Weblogs
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