[theme-reviewers] Tags and description.

Justin Tadlock justin at justintadlock.com
Fri Aug 23 04:16:55 UTC 2013

I agree with Chip that one tag would be better for end users. However, I 
also think we need to propose multiple tags to whoever is in charge of 
this.  So, having a list of potential tags with their definitions is 
what we should put together.

On that note, I've never had a user ask for an "adaptive" theme. It's 
mostly "responsive."  But, "mobile-ready" and "mobile-first" are terms 
that are also thrown around a bit.

Also, I dislike the phrase "fluid grid system" when referring to 
responsive design.  Maybe something along the lines of "a fluid layout 
that responds to screen size."  Anyway, I'm just nit-picking words here.

On 8/22/2013 10:52 PM, Josh Pollock wrote:
> @chip- I think there is a good chance of a lot of new tags being 
> added. Everyone agrees we need to be able to filter search results 
> based on tags and the current set of tags doesn't do it.
> What does it hurt to create a list of tag and definitions that the 
> theme review team thinks would be useful and we could review fairly?
> I think it would be better if we brainstormed a list without any 
> premptive doomsaying, so I can take it back to the THX38 meeting as 
> the theme review teams ideas on new tags, instead of just bringing own 
> ideas.
> On Thursday, August 22, 2013, Chip Bennett wrote:
>     My main problem with that is that it's still adding three tags
>     where currently none exist. I just don't see that flying with the
>     powers-that-be. I think our best bet of getting *any* tags added
>     is to keep to a single tag.
>     IMHO, the tag list could probably stand for a bit of an overhaul -
>     but that would be a bigger discussion than this one.
>     On Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 8:27 PM, Josh Pollock
>     <jpollock412 at gmail.com> wrote:
>         How about this:
>         Responsive: "A theme with a layout that employs a fluid grid
>         system that changes in response to screen size."
>         Mobile-Optimized: "A theme that adjusts its layout, reduces
>         the sizes of its media elements and otherwise improves the
>         page load time and user experience for mobile."
>         Mobile: "A Theme that is designed to be used only on mobile
>         devices."
>         Notice I left adaptive off of the list, and I'm open to
>         leaving mobile off too if its not needed.
>         On Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 7:27 PM, Emil Uzelac <emil at uzelac.me>
>         wrote:
>             mobile-responsive and that includes both?
>             On Aug 22, 2013 5:46 PM, "Emil Uzelac" <emil at uzelac.me> wrote:
>                 Whatever is better. :-)
>                 On Aug 22, 2013 5:44 PM, "Chip Bennett"
>                 <chip at chipbennett.net> wrote:
>                     Remember: those tags are, primarily, for *users*
>                     rather than for developers. To the end user:
>                     what's the tangible difference between
>                     "responsive" and "adaptive"? In this case, "end
>                     user" could be both the site owner (the one who
>                     chooses and installs the Theme) or the site
>                     visitor (who would view the website via devices
>                     with various screen sizes).
>                     Do a developer, I agree 100% that the two terms
>                     have tangible, meaningful differences.
>                     I'm just struggling to see how a user would see
>                     any difference whatsoever. In both cases, the
>                     Theme is designed to work on devices with
>                     variously small screen sizes.
>                     On Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 3:34 PM, Josh Pollock
>                     <jpollock412 at gmail.com> wrote:
>                         I agree and disagree with Chip. I agree we
>                         need to find the definition that is most
>                         useful to end users and two tags with the same
>                         definition is probably confusing. The problem
>                         is some end users are more sophisticated than
>                         others. Some know what responsive means, some
>                         don't. That said, we shouldn't equate the two,
>                         because they are different. GIve me a little
>                         time and I will propose some new definitions.
>                         @Ulrich We can't just add tags to the
>                         guidelines. They need to be supported by core.
>                         As part of the THX38 project this will most
>                         likely happening. I'm hoping to go to the next
>                         THX38 meeting with a list of tags that we, as
>                         theme reviewers, want added and feel like we
>                         can review properly.
>                         On Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 3:17 PM, Chip Bennett
>                         <chip at chipbennett.net> wrote:
>                             I'm one of those people who doesn't know
>                             the difference between "responsive" and
>                             "adaptive". Well, until just now, because
>                             I googled it
>                             <http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/web-designer/what-is-the-difference-between-responsive-vs-adaptive-web-design/>.
>                             The TL;DR of that article:
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