[wp-hackers] Hello Noobie!
computerguru at neosmart.net
Thu Jun 29 12:02:26 GMT 2006
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> why not use MIT's nicetitles for translucent popups with rounded
One word: bloat.
At its core, WP doesn't have superfluous AJAX - especially not
Balloons are for programs - not for scripts. If you make balloons a part of
WP-core, you're in trouble.
But it doesn't matter: balloons aren't a replacement for "Hello Dolly," but
Andy's idea is. Your idea is something totally different, no?
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From: wp-hackers-bounces at lists.automattic.com [mailto:wp-hackers-bounces at lists.automattic.com] On Behalf Of Roy Schestowitz
Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2006 2:55 PM
To: wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com
Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] Hello Noobie!
___/ On Thu 29 Jun 2006 09:02:06 BST, [ Andy Skelton ] wrote : \___
> I don't mean to revive some old discussion about whether we should
> remove Hello Dolly from core. Opinion on that will be off-topic on
> this thread. Rather, I want to discuss an alternative set of lyrics.
I quite likd(d) Hello Dolly, but I must admit that it is/was impractical. It serves/ed as a good template for plug-in creators nonetheless. We'll always have Matt's Jazz Quotes page, even if it gets dropped from the trunk distribution...
> Replace the Broadway kitsch with WordPress tips for new users and
> activate the plugin during installation. Benefits are too obvious to
> list. If it buzzes in somebody's bonnet, deactivation is two clicks
> away. Translation will spread the benefits even wider.
I'm thinking along the lines of balloons (tooltips). This seems to be the direction that KDE 3.4+ has taken; these can be disabled too. To match the beauty of CSS+JS in WP 2.0.x, why not use MIT's nicetitles for translucent popups with rounded corners?
> I've started a wiki page to collect tips:
> If this page fills up with short, helpful nuggets of advice or
> information I'll remix the plugin and we can try it out on new users
> by posting a download link in the forums.
People will rarely read manuals. Some like to embark on the unknown by doing prior reading, but most just learn by trial and error. So I think an assistive yet obtrusive tips are the best way to go.
Just my humble opinion,
Roy S. Schestowitz
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