[wp-design] A Quick Sketch
joen at noscope.com
Thu Feb 17 12:05:03 GMT 2005
Very nice. I have some comments.
Khaled Abou Alfa wrote:
>I've taken from both a little here and a little there. I like how
>Michael got rid of the white and kept it grey. Didn't think it would
>work but it does add a great simplicity. While I've kept the actual
>lines around I'd much rather have the dark and white line motif you
>see in applications for those sort of things. I just haven't worked
>out how to make them work to be honest.
I think it's very nice.
>Now the major change I've done is the addition of the resources tab
>and putting the categories in a tab of their own. I think we should
>have a resources tab. There are soo many great things out there for WP
>that it's a shame that they're not highlighted for all users. Like the
>Codex and the wp-plugins repository and the wp-themes repository (once
Generally, I like this idea. But maybe it's doubling compared to the
little "help" links ? How do you all like these, by the way?
>We could have links to specific sites that are of value like w3c in
>the presentation tab or whatever.
I'd prefer this on the dashboard. On the dashboard, however, I'm all for
>I've added some colour in the background. Remember that timestamp
>won't be up there all the time. I've also given them little buttons so
>that the panels can be hidden. I'm not saying that's the best way of
>doing things, just an idea that can be elaborated on.
I was thinking about collapsable menus in the same way, so I could very
well support that. I'm just not sure I like them as they look currently.
I'll come up with a suggestion soon.
>Also the advanced button, makes things simple by hiding the advanced
>features, but I think it should be easy to distinguish. While the
>arrow in general terms is something most of us get, should something
>as simple as a blue underlined text be more effective? Would both be
Disagree. The blue hyperlink "leads elsewhere", in peoples minds. On the
other hand, the right angle arrow, signifies something that opens
inline, atleast in OS'es.
>I've moved the user information to the side because I think it fits
>better there on it's own. I could be wrong.
I think perhaps we should let these two switch sides. I'm warming to the
idea of having the logo in the top right.
>I've included my 'logo' just to indulge myself and see what it would
>look like. Matt you can ignore it :), just close your eyes and it
>won't be there :).
I like the logo shape, I think it's lovely. However, I think it's too
"poetic, playful and oriental" to be associated with Wordpress. These
are not bad qualities, I just think they're too far from what I think
Wordpress should be.
>Also with regards to stretching, I'd really like to restrict that. I'm
>on a 1600x 1200 screen, it really doesn't look very tight when it
>stretches all the way across. Yes I understand the majority users are
>probably on 1024s, but I'd like to restrict it to what's shown in the
>jpg. Not have it spill any further, or to actually stop stretching
>after a certain value.
Once again, if the coders can handle this, I'm game!
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