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Plugin directory chat 2017-02-15

Join us at 22:00 2017-02-15 UTC in #meta for our first regular plugin directory chat in a while.

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Handbook Redesign

The Handbooks are slowly being updated to the o2 theme (Breathe). With this upgrade, I’ve been thinking about how we present our documentation, reference materials, etc. While Breathe was definitely refreshing, there’s still some experience issues I need to work through.

CURRENT ITERATION

Right now, the amount of floating menus on the page is too many. When navigating to a Handbook page there’s a floating menu on the left side, and possibly another floating menu on the right side for in-page navigation. This compresses the initial intro of the document a user might be reading causing some confusion with its odd flow of characters.

Current Handbook

 

PROPOSED ITERATION

I believe we could alleviate some of this by anchoring the left side menu a bit better and structuring these pages to appear more like a true documentation portal. I made a few changes in Inspector within the browser and came up with something like this (b/c of this there’s no mobile version yet):

Handbook

 

Some PROS and CONS are mentioned in a conversation here: https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/2389

FEEDBACK

Please leave some feedback here in the comments or on the actual ticket. Everything is helpful. I’m personally struggling with the floating right-side menu. There’s been some good ideas for solutions, what’s yours? If you have a few minutes to take a brief survey regarding the Handbook usage, please do! Handbook Usage Survey

 

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Plugin directory chat 2017-01-18

Join us as usual at 22:00 2017-01-18 UTC in #meta for the regular plugin chat.

Agenda: launch checklist.

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Plugin directory chat 2017-01-12

Back on schedule this week. Join us at 22:00 2017-01-11 UTC in #meta to talk about the plugin directory v3. On the agenda: the final issues for launch.

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New Homepage is Launched

There’s been a lot of positive feedback regarding the new homepage development, and I’m excited to say it’s live! While this is only the first iteration, the plan is to continue design and development to create something truly amazing. This is the first step toward that goal. This project moved quickly in hopes to provide something beautiful for the holidays, and I’m proud of this beginning.

Thanks to everyone involved in this process: @rosso99, @sonjanyc, @hugobaeta, @brad2dabone, @matt, @otto42, and the many others who provided feedback!

Take a look and leave some feedback. Just visit the homepage to see the new changes! https://wordpress.org/

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Plugin directory chat 2016-12-21

Let’s make it a short one this week, with no agenda: 2016-12-21 22:00 UTC in #meta if you’d like to ask questions or discuss anything plugin directory related.

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Plugin directory chat 2016-12-14

We’ll have our weekly chat in #meta at 2016-12-14 22:00 UTC. Main topics will be progress over the last week; and remaining tickets on the 3.0 Milestone.

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New Homepage Redesign

Wow, this is happening fast! During the Contributor Day at WordCamp US, the Marketing Team sat down with a project in mind—the homepage of wordpress.org. Being that the new design style is making an appearance in various places across the site, there was a desire to reboot the homepage as well. @rosso99, @sonjanyc, @hugobaeta, @brad2dabone, and @matt got together to begin creation.

Sketches were presented and thoughts shared.

Collaboration of sketches

Soon the idea took form and Matt expressed the need to get this project live. While much was resolved during Contributor Day, there was still more to go. The design was kicked of by @hugobaeta, and followed up by me (@mapk) and shared via Codepen Prototype.

Quick View of Homepage

Quick view of homepage

Homepage Mobile View

Some things to note:

  1. This is version 1 – we plan to iterate.
  2. The homepage screenshot section is a fixed background so the user sees many examples while scrolling.
  3. The map will show location pins of all WordCamps and Meetups worldwide.
  4. The quick view does not include the header and footer which will be present in the final implementation.

What are your thoughts?

Keeping in mind that this is only version 1 and we’re planning on launching and iterating quickly, please share your thoughts and feedback with us. We’re excited to see what you have to say.

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