[Clipart] [Bug 3974] Interface improvements
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------- Additional Comments From turnip at turnipspatch.com 2005-08-16 06:09 -------
(In reply to comment #30)
> > Where is all the developer information in the menu? That is so key!
> > We need people to be able to contribute this way effectively.
> The developer stuff is present [...] a completely different paradigm.
I agree, 100%. We need to capture our audience first and foremost, and they will
be more than happy to find out how to join us after that.
> As a navigational feature, the banner across the top probably should point
> back to the main page. Some people expect that, and the ones who don't
> won't likely click on it, and even if they do, the main page is a nice
> central destination from which it is easy to get to any other major part
> of the site.
Yep, agree with you here.
> > Submit clipart with the simplest input box and submit should most
> > definitely be on the front page very prominent. This is important!
> I think it was overall a [...] And if the main clipart
> submission form is all that bad, so that contributors don't want to use
> it, perhaps *that* needs to be redesigned.
Again, I agree. Simplicity is really really key, and forms confuse the hell out
of people (that's Normal People who don't use Linux and write C++).
> > You should also think about where a login box would go...
> In the sidebar, I should think. If we have login, there will be several items
> related to it: if the user is not logged in, there's at minimum a box for the
> username, one for the password, and a button. When the user is logged in, there
> needs to be some indication of who is logged in, a link to the place where the
> user can review and/or change his preferences and whatever personal info (e.g.,
> contact information), plus a logout link. I guess that means a sidebar section.
Is this a login for the DMS, when it's ready? I'd say there should be a separate
page for the actual login form, with just a "Login" or "Logout" link depending
obviously on whether you are logged in or out. Not sure where it should go, but
I'd say we should deal with that when we come to it -- who knows, the site may
be different by then anyway.
> > The fonts in the body seem a bit too large. Also, maybe using some of
> > the other colors from the logo might pretty up the site slightly. I'm
> > not so into the bullets in the menu items. Also, I think consolidating
> > the font stylings into one or two different styles will help
> > professionalize the site more.
> These sorts of minor details need not detain us here. As discussed in
> comments 6 and 7, I assume whoever implements the HTML will tweak such
> things, but at this stage I'm more concerned with the overall design.
> As you point out, the thread is already getting long (though I have seen
> much longer ones on b.m.o).
My position is that the colours and design should stay the same (obviously minor
things dont really need to be discussed) and if visual changes need to happen (I
think it would be a good idea), we should have a new bug *AFTER* we get the
layout/IA stuff dicussed in this bug sorted.
> > The two buttons should have the same text as the menu. So Download
> > Clip Art should be the same on the button as in the menu (which currently
> > reads Download Releases).
> Agreed. In order to keep the button simple, let's make the sidebar read
> "Download Clip Art", unless someone can think of a reason to do otherwise.
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