Summary of May 6 Meeting

Summary of May 6 Meeting

Q & A with Justin Shreve about his Ideas & Feedback Theme project which was accepted for GSoC. (Congrats!)

Abstract:
http://socghop.appspot.com/gsoc/student_project/show/google/gsoc2010/wordpress/t127230764519

Previous Discussion: https://make.wordpress.org/ui/2010/04/01/better-ideas-so-to-speak/

  • GSOC officially starts May 24
  • Working on the functional specs
  • Now is a good time for feedback on features
  • Sites with similar functionality (for inspiration): Ubuntu BrainStorm, Dell IdeaStorm, UserVoice
  • He will be using the wp-ui mailing list for specific tasks and other help.
  • We’ll primarily use the mailing list to request help and for specific tasks.
  • … more specifics will be coming in the next few weeks.

This week’s challenge::

Better alternatives to the orange from the update notifications for themes/plugins. Blue/gray has been suggested as an alternative. Post mockups and suggestions here.

#gsoc, #ideas-forum, #update-notifications

Better Ideas (so to speak)

Justin Shreve is proposing a GSoC project this year that I’m sure will be near and dear to the UI group’s heart, and that some of you may want to help with it (the pre-project design part). Everyone wants to fix the Ideas forum, right? It’s currently in bbPress, I’ve been cleaning it out, we added categories, and it’s very slowly getting a little more useful and just needs a new design to make it easier to get around, right? Maybe, maybe not. bbPress does some things very well, and others not so much. Justin’s proposal will be for a theme and some plugins that could be used to run the Ideas forum (I’m thinking it could get relocated to make.wordpress.org/suggestions), and I will likely be the primary mentor for the UX/interaction modeling, with another mentor for code reviews. Here’s his proposal draft:

GSoC Proposal: Specialized Theme for Ideas & Feedback

I’ve just talked to him about additional features and structuring the project, so this draft may change a bit, but now’s a good opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a full design project, as opposed to little UI tweaks. Comment away!

#gsoc, #ideas-forum, #theme