User interface design

User interface design helps us adapt the systems we use to serve a broad set of interests and backgrounds -- especially this very website. In the spirit of Public Lab collaborative work, this page is for sharing and discussing user interface related information. A number of projects are in progress; we work to make sure they are broken into small enough parts so that people can take them on and solve them. Some are listed at the bottom of this page. **** ### Updates [notes:grid:pin:ui] **** ## Workflow We are using this shared [Google Presentation]( to iterate on design solutions, as well as [Froala Design Blocks]( and their [drag and drop editor]( to develop design solutions for these pages. Please [post a proposal or sketch](/post) if you'd like to get involved! **** ## Questions [questions:ui] **** ## Design group We are looking to work with community members and people looking to get involved in UI design on Public Lab -- please join the group below to help out! [people:group:design] **** ## Open issues Here are some (disorganized) open design issues we're trying to work on in GitHub: **** ## Resources ### Bootstrap Our site uses Bootstrap 4 to have a consistent visual style -- it includes ready made buttons, menus, forms, and many other elements. ### Icons On our website, we use Font Awesome icons in version 4.7+ and 5+ -- [![icons.png](/i/26669)](/i/26669) ...

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gretchengehrke "@warren, this is great. Thanks! I'm also interested in: (1) both in-line and post-text commenting (like how we comment on research notes). (2) bein..." | Read more » almost 8 years ago
warren "Thanks all for your input! Good idea on movement from note => wiki -- and on authorship metadata. We should also do more generally to make wiki..." | Read more » about 8 years ago
mathew "I'm interested in the interconnection between research notes and wikis. Currently only an author or admin can move markdown from a note to a wiki ..." | Read more » about 8 years ago
viechdokter "Hi Warren, this is great news. As a newby with the PLab spectrometry I find it still a bit difficult to navigate on the spectrometry pages. (Where..." | Read more » about 8 years ago
btbonval "@ajawitz I'm not sure if you have seen the (lengthy) discussion on Markdown in various places, but I can link to at least one part of the longer co..." | Read more » almost 9 years ago
ajawitz " User-documentation issues have been THE most challenging problem for just about every grassroots organization I've ever worked with. For project..." | Read more » almost 9 years ago
pswigert "When the team I worked with at the Berkeley School of Information was working on our thesis project we looked a lot at how to build intrfacws that ..." | Read more » almost 9 years ago
klie "This was brought up several times during the Barnraising also. There were so many awesome people there with great ideas and lots to say, yet I hav..." | Read more » almost 9 years ago
liz "I am also interested in a plain text question posting option. Would be good to be able to include pictures though, with an upload method that peopl..." | Read more » almost 9 years ago
DavidMack "Kudos all around for a great site! I love the Notes and feel guilty I'm in the 80th percentile of lurkers--will have to post something. Wiki page..." | Read more » almost 9 years ago
warren "It's absolutely a priority -- so much so, that throughout this note, I've treated it as a given that we're implementing it. Am I misreading that? ..." | Read more » almost 9 years ago
mathew "I don't misunderstand this note, Jeff. It has two sections: a diagnosis of the problem of research note posting, and a proposed remedy-- working on..." | Read more » almost 9 years ago
btbonval "For plain text only, we might want to look into something like what TwitLonger does. Twitter begins as just text with 1..." | Read more » almost 9 years ago
warren "Hey Mathew - maybe you misunderstand -- I'm not speaking against a WYSIWYG editor - we've clearly agreed on Github that it's a priority, and my und..." | Read more » almost 9 years ago
btbonval "I know I'm going to come off cold and inhuman, but we should not ignore mathematics and known trends. Most natural works, and human works, exist i..." | Read more » almost 9 years ago
mathew "Since our inception, looking at and using Markdown has scared off posters-- and I know this because people have been telling me this for four years..." | Read more » almost 9 years ago
patcoyle "Thanks Jeff. As always, thoughtful with an eye for how to broaden participation and make more inclusive. For me, being busy and spread thin is an i..." | Read more » almost 9 years ago
warren "Hmm, I don't find that I have to log in that much; perhaps you should open an issue for that, as it should remember you. But yes, that's an extra s..." | Read more » almost 9 years ago
liz "Great idea - i have just created an icon that goes directly to I will give that a shot for a while and report back. One thing i..." | Read more » almost 9 years ago
warren "Hmm, interesting. Do you feel that's much easier than using the smartphone-friendly posting form? Did you know you can use "Add to home screen" on..." | Read more » almost 9 years ago
liz "This is great to read! I am also excited about the Question feature, and advocate for a direct link to Asking Questions (and Answering Questions) o..." | Read more » almost 9 years ago
liz "this will be used as the cover for a pad of paper research notes, described in the comments thread here: " | Read more » over 9 years ago
liz "Getting back to this, @warren and I started with a brainstorm: and then Jeff illustrated this: Here's the link to the PDF why-write-research..." | Read more » over 9 years ago
mathew "holy crap that was fast. " | Read more » over 9 years ago