The first scheduled UI group IRC chat la…

The first scheduled UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing. group IRC chat lasted about half an hour. Summary:

  • We agree that Nathan’s approach to Right Now box is the right way to go. Planning use white buffer space instead of the heavy blue line, and make columns equally wide. windhamdavid and Gaston_ volunteered to code it up once there’s a tracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub. ticket.
  • The plan is to try introducing tabs into the WP interface. This experiment will start with the Themes and Add New Themes screen being combined into one tabbed screen. If successful, this new UI approach would carry over into all the Edit/Add New screen Pairs to make things more efficient (there’s an add new link by the Edit headers anyway, and vice versa). Gaston_ also offered to mock up a wireframe for this based on the description I gave, to go with the verbal description that will be in the trac ticket.
  • Ryan Boren let me know today that discussion on the menu management ticket has stalled since last Thursday. It will be brought up again in today’s dev chat, but if no agreement/forward motion happens by tomorrow, I told him I would mock up a simple wireframe/storyboard they could use. TECannon and matveb offered to hep with wireframing this over the weekend if it turns out to be necessary.
  • There will be a flurry of little UI tickets over the next week as we approach feature freeze on Feb 15th. The UI group will focus on these tickets for the next week or two. After freeze, we can pick up some more interesting challenges, such as Settings and the The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. redesign.

Thanks to everyone who participated in our inaugural UI chat!