Summary of May 6 Meeting
Q & A with Justin Shreve about his Ideas & Feedback Theme project which was accepted for GSoC. (Congrats!)
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.
Justin Shreve is proposing a GSoC project this year that I’m sure will be near and dear to the UI 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’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 Free, open source software built on top of WordPress for easily creating forums on sites. https://bbpress.org., 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 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. https://wordpress.org//suggestions), and I will likely be the primary mentor for the UX UX is an acronym for User Experience - the way the user uses the UI. Think ‘what they are doing’ and less about how they do it./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!