flock 2014

I recently got back from my trip to Flock, held in Prague, Czech Republic. This is the first Fedora conference I've attended and, while the memories are still somewhat fresh in my mind, I thought I'd jot down some of my thoughts & reflections about the event. I arrived the night before the conference and was pleasantly surprised to find that getting to the conference venue was pretty¬†easy. Prague's public transit system is extremely convenient - the metro, bus, and tram system are all integrated and tickets are very affordable. Buses from the…Read more …

list overview: other potential features?

I'm wondering if there are other worthwhile personalization features that could be added to the list overview page? For example, I've added personalized groups of discussions (bookmarked discussions, discussion you've posted to), which contrasts with the general groups of discussions (most recent discussions, most active discussions, etc.). Could we do something similar with the section for list stats? Right now, there's only general list stats - overall posting frequencies and a leader board of the top posters. Would it be meaningful to add personalized stats? Some ideas I had for this might be:…Read more …

list overview: user scenarios

As described in my previous post, I've added a "personalized" section to the list overview page. This hasn't been implemented on the backend yet, but the intention is to provide extra details for users who have logged in. The difference is just an extra group of discussion threads at the top of the page: when you're not logged in: when you're logged in: I added this section based on typical day-to-day scenarios of interacting with a mailing list. Typical scenarios for sending messages include: 1) starting a new thread, 2) replying to a…Read more …

responsive design: list overview

Clicking on a list on the hyperkitty's landing page will lead to the list overview page. On this page you'll see list details, such as recent discussions, popular discussions, and list statistics. The original design for the page looks like this: However, two features that aren't captured in this design is the ability to reply to a recent discussion you've posted to, or bookmarking discussions so that you can easily refer back to them. Of course, it's certainly possible for you to use the search box to find the appropriate threads, but that's…Read more …

responsive design: list of lists

The landing page for hyperkitty is the list of lists page. As the name implies, this page shows a list of all the available mailman lists. Here's the current front-end for the page: In creating a responsive design for this page, I considered what kind of layout the page should have for smaller screens and decided that there were a few design changes I wanted to make: Sidebar: On wide screens, having a menus on the sides are a good utilization of what would probably just end up being whitespace. However, on smaller…Read more …