[Imc-uk-useability] Working on startpage changes
mish at aktivix.org
Wed Jan 31 11:54:34 PST 2007
wietse - good work. I like the design in most aspects. Just want to
throw some thoughts in about one or two aspects no one has really
commented on so far.
I think the right column/newswire should be much shorter than at
present. I was going to suggest 20 items, then had a look and there are
32 for yesterday. So maybe 50 is OK, but it would be good to see what
30 looks like. We could have, say, other press continuing in that
column below the open newswire.
Obviously there would be links to a longer list (per week) at the end of
Not sure how the text works there. I like the idea of highlighting the
work though. Maybe they have to all be on top of each other rather than
a 2x2 grid.
I'm also not sure about having all four options there anyway. The text
people effectively get highlighted in the promoted wire. And we have a
featured photo, that would be the highlighting for the photo person. So
maybe we could just make this section highlight audio and video. Say
the most recent promoted post with audio and video.
Definitely agree that "Other Press" should have it's own section and
that it should be low down the page. But maybe it should be below the
open newswire - see comments on (2) above.
There are some sections that could be added to the mix.
* events. Not the upcoming coverage section, but an automatic feed from
a functioning web calendar (when it exists ...)
* global features - automatically brought in from www.indymedia.org RSS
feed. Would be great to link us into the global indymedia network more.
Maybe these could be added to the region/topic mix. 2 regions, 2
topics, the next few events and a few global features.
Other than that, as I said, great. Love the shorter left column.
On Thu, 2007-01-18 at 12:16 +0000, WietsE wrote:
> Dear imc-uk folk,
> For some time there has been talk of making changes to the uk startpage.
> To move things forward a bit I have been drawing up some designs and
> chatting with people to start identifying what a new startpage could
> look like. Yesterday some of us had a get together in IRC to come up
> with an initial design idea:
> If people want to be actively involved with thinking and developing the
> new startpage, please join the imc-uk-useability list:
> Also it would be great if some more tech minded and abled people could
> find some time to help out, so it moves beyond just drawings. Although
> I've sent this email to various email lists to grab peoples attention on
> the issue, I would like to think the discussion continues mainly on the
> imc-uk-useability as well as imc-uk-process list.
> The next get together in IRC will be on Wed 31st Jan at 7pm. Please come
> and join!
> Cheers, Wietse
> Imc-uk-useability mailing list
> Imc-uk-useability at lists.indymedia.org
More information about the Imc-uk-useability