[Bf-committers] developer.blender.org

Brecht Van Lommel brechtvanlommel at pandora.be
Fri Nov 15 17:34:20 CET 2013

On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 4:38 PM, Gaia <gaia.clary at machinimatrix.org> wrote:
> I played a bit with the developer.blender.org pages.
> And here is a bit of hopefully useful feedback:
> -----------------------------------------------------
> 1.) When i open one of the main areas "Differential",
> "Maniphest", etc... Then i get a top line (bread-crumb?)
> with the selected area's icon on the left side.
> It would be nice if the Area name also appears somewhere
> so that i always see immediately where exactly i am,
> this could be simply a page title for example.
> but also see the next point:

Added the application name now in the crumb.

> -----------------------------------------------------
> 2.) I figured that i get back to the home page by
> clicking on the blender logo.
> Would it be possible to add a "back to overview" icon
> to the top line ? So that the top line looks something
> like:
> Home > Maniphest > Search
> Then we could get back home by clicking on "Home".

I rarely see "Home" links on modern websites anymore, it seems to have
become standard to just click the logo?

> -----------------------------------------------------
> 3.) On the top most line (right to the blender logo) there
> are a couple of icons. Could these icons get tool tips ?
> For now i have to click on the icon to see what it is about.
> This is annoying especially when you try the right most one :)
> -----------------------------------------------------
> 4.) Who are the "People" in the people area ?

It's all user accounts on the website. I'm not sure how that is
unclear or if we should solve it (see my reply in the other thread
about changing application names, I think it will add confusion in
another way).

> -----------------------------------------------------
> 5.) the 3 top areas "BF Blender", "Addons" and "All projects"
> on the home page confused me a bit first.I suspect these
> 3 areas are sort of most important projects. And i can get
> to the appropriate Project by clicking on the title.
> <snip>
> This would work nicely together with point 5.) above,
> because then we'd have the "active projects" link in
> the navigation bar.

I simply made "Active Projects" the default query now when clicking
Projects, and changed the front page to show ".. More Projects" below
the selected ones. Hopefully that makes it clear? (you may have to
reload the page or clear caches because the css didn't seem to refresh
immediately for me).

I think Active/Joined/All shouldn't take up space on the front page.

> -----------------------------------------------------
> 7.) The BF Blender Area contains 3 links to:
> Browse Bugs
> Report Bug
> Submit Patch
> I miss the entry for "Browse Patches"

Added now.

> -----------------------------------------------------
> 8.) The BF Blender area and the Addons area contain
> links and buttons.
> Would it be possible to show the buttons as links
> instead ? That would make the page look more
> organized (imho)
> -----------------------------------------------------

I made them buttons to attract more attention than the other links,
since they seem like the most common action new users or developers
would want to do.


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