[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #1828: Improve Screenshots section

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Thu Aug 18 22:27:51 UTC 2016

#1828: Improve Screenshots section
 Reporter:  samuelsidler      |       Owner:  mapk
     Type:  task              |      Status:  assigned
 Priority:  high              |   Milestone:  Plugin Directory v3 - M7
Component:  Plugin Directory  |  Resolution:
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Comment (by FolioVision):

 Replying to [comment:27 jb510]:

 > I love mosaic image layouts for photographs, but before considering them
 for screenshots consider how most plugin authors organize their
 screenshots and how they're used. I think most add screenshots in a
 specific order and in the order they're intended to be reviewed in.

 Exactly. Lightbox with proper proportion in order would often tell a
 useful story via screenshots. The majority screenshots of plugins are
 vertical in my experience (most options pages are vertical) so cutting
 them off at the mid-riff won't help at all.

 A mosaic in most cases would serve only to confuse.

 It feels like our plugin directory - a work tool if there ever was one -
 is made less useful by turning it into a junior web designers portfolio
 piece. Remember: __great design **follows** function__. Not the inverse.

 I've always felt we are building for a future measured in years, not for a
 single fall fashion season. If we were to prettify our collective
 WordPress project but in so doing make it less useful and usable, we all
 lose. Contributors, plugin developers and users.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/1828#comment:36>
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