Ticket #199 (new UX/Interaction Research and Design)

Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 12 days ago

Interface and Usability refresh for ask.fedoraproject.org

Reported by: sundaram Owned by: sadin
Priority: medium Severity: Long-Term / Complex Issue
Keywords: triaged Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:

Description

Ask Fedora is a community edited knowledge base, a forum oriented towards just questions and answers. A test instance is running at

http://ask01.dev.fedoraproject.org:8888/questions/

Upstream css file is at

http://fpaste.org/FdSm/raw/

If anyone is interested, let me know and I can make you a admin for the test instance and you can experiment with the css via the admin settings which allows for a custom css file which overrides parts of the default css file as necessary.

A logo would also be nice since we want to promote this site without the restrictions associated with the Fedora logo

Attachments

AF_Logo-draft.svg (1.4 KB) - added by niftyness 4 years ago.
simple logo idea
mascot.png (88.1 KB) - added by xhaksx 4 years ago.
An idea for the AskFedora? mascot
mascot.2.png (88.1 KB) - added by xhaksx 4 years ago.

Change History

Changed 4 years ago by niftyness

simple logo idea

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by niftyness

ignore that logo.. I messed up the export

comment:2 follow-up: ↓ 3 Changed 4 years ago by kirkb

Is the plan to keep the name "Askbot"? If so, is the desire to keep the robot theme of the current mascot/logo?

comment:3 in reply to: ↑ 2 Changed 4 years ago by kirkb

Replying to kirkb:

Is the plan to keep the name "Askbot"? If so, is the desire to keep the robot theme of the current mascot/logo?

Nevermind, a little more reading and it looks like askbot is the upstream project, so Ask Fedora will be the name here (ask.fedoraproject.org)

Changed 4 years ago by xhaksx

An idea for the AskFedora? mascot

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by sundaram

Hey, thanks for the mascot proposal. I like it and I have provided a update on the status of the project at https://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/design-team/2011-September/004966.html

niftyness, if you attach a new copy of the logo proposal, that would be great

Changed 4 years ago by xhaksx

comment:6 Changed 4 years ago by sundaram

Another project that Red Hat sponsors already uses a owl (http://teachingopensource.org/index.php/POSSE). I think a different animal as mascot would be the way forward.

comment:7 Changed 3 years ago by ryanlerch

  • Owner changed from nobody to ryanlerch
  • Status changed from new to assigned

comment:8 Changed 3 years ago by ryanlerch

  • Severity changed from Quick & Easy to Long-Term / Complex Issue
  • component changed from Other Artwork to Interaction Design / Usability
  • Summary changed from CSS and logo for Ask Fedora to Interface and Usability refresh for ask.fedoraproject.org

comment:9 Changed 20 months ago by ankursinha

Hi Ryan,

Are you still working on this? I think only the footer needs to be completed. Would you have time to finish that up so I can apply the theme to the production instance?

Btw, I used the staging instance from my cell and the doesn't seem to scale. The search box overlaps it. Would you be able to make the logo autoscale depending on the browser window to fix this?

Thanks, Ankur

comment:10 Changed 3 months ago by pfrields

  • Keywords triaged added

comment:11 Changed 3 months ago by ryanlerch

  • Owner changed from ryanlerch to sadin
  • Status changed from assigned to new

comment:12 Changed 3 months ago by pfrields

  • Type changed from task to UX/Interaction Research and Design

comment:13 Changed 6 weeks ago by duffy

sadin, suchakra, and banas have been working on this design. They have a repo on our github page available here: https://github.com/fedoradesign/askbot-test

comment:14 Changed 6 weeks ago by duffy

More updates:

comment:15 Changed 6 weeks ago by suchakra

Version of redesign plan in plain text : http://suchakra.in/random/redesign-plan.txt
This one will be regularly updated.

comment:16 Changed 12 days ago by sarupbanskota

Just updating:

So far, the plan is that we'll mentor one student over the summer period towards the completion of the project. Suchakra and I hosted a quick discussion with one of the prospective students, minutes of which are available here: http://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/glittergallery/2015-03-25/glittergallery.2015-03-25-12.00.html. We've currently assigned the student some warm up tasks to get her up to speed and also evaluate her in the process. She has some work here: http://askbot-anuradhaw.rhcloud.com/. She hit some roadblocks, which IIRC we helped resolve.

There have been several other students too, some of which we did keep in touch with over email, but so far this one seems more promising.

Much earlier, Suchakra and I were running some flexboxy experiments on http://sarupbanskota.github.io/askfedora-frontend/, which will obviously be broken on non-new browsers because there's no polyfills (it's intended, we were just playing around).

So.. that's about it, sorry for not having updated this thread. We had crazy discussions over personal email, I should have remembered to gist those here. Next time :)

Thanks!

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