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

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Tue Jul 12 05:50:24 UTC 2016

#1828: Improve Screenshots section
 Reporter:  samuelsidler      |       Owner:
     Type:  task              |      Status:  new
 Priority:  high              |   Milestone:
Component:  Plugin Directory  |  Resolution:
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Comment (by kevinwhoffman):

 We need to consider that this design will be retrofitted onto thousands of
 plugins with existing screenshots that won't fit so neatly into a fixed-
 height slider. Many of those screenshots were added with little thought
 given to aspect ratio because of the freedom offered by the single-column
 stacked layout in the existing screenshots tab.

 Look at the following examples and imagine trying to squeeze the taller
 screenshots into the fixed-height slider shown in the mockup:


 I'm concerned that this slider/thumbnail approach is not flexible enough
 to handle the myriad of aspect ratios that will be thrown at it. In many
 cases the screenshot will be useless until it is fully expanded, and these
 challenges will only get worse when you consider responsive design for

 In contrast, the single-column stacked layout allows the reader to glean
 the info they need simply by scrolling. Aspect ratio is a non-issue and
 the screenshots are often large enough by default that they rarely need
 expanded to full size. That type of layout is also naturally responsive.
 It just works.

 Is it too late to bring back the idea of a tabbed interface that allows
 the screenshots to flow vertically in the single-column layout as they
 always have?

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/1828#comment:1>
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