[dojo-contributors] Forums for testing/comparison
liucougar at gmail.com
Sun Dec 17 13:26:29 EST 2006
On 12/17/06, LiuCougar <liucougar at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 12/17/06, Tom Trenka <ttrenka at gmail.com> wrote:
> > "Personally, I believe appearance should be the last consideration for which
> > to use, as thats the easiest thing to change... features and functionality
> > are the important thing IMO."
forgot to mention, as long as all of the forums have some kind of
template system, then no need to change php source code in order to
change the appearance, so I agree with Karl that appearance is the
least significant aspect
> > In my experience, the visual design is a pretty good indicator of the design
> > of the code underneath it; usually a well-designed visual aesthetic is an
> > accurate representation of the programming one. I've found this to be
> > particularly true of open-source software packages, such as forums...the key
> > being that someone who's willing to create a visual clutter usually doesn't
> > have a problem creating the same clutter in code (or doesn't recognize that
> > they've actually created clutter in the first place).
> I don't think this is true: I am not an art designer in any sense, I
> can not design interface (although I can write corresponding css and
> html based on an image mockup), so based on the appearence of the app
> to judge the underlying code quality is something (fundamentally)
> wrong. (I know quite some developers are pure programmer, but not
> > I'd also argue (and the reason why I made the remark in the first place) is
> > that the visual is not always easy to change; in fact, the visual design is
> > often a reflection of limitations in the coding approach.
> don't judge a person based on his appearence, that's a old chinese
> adage, and I'd say:
> don't judge a (open source) project based on its visual design
> > The other advantage that I'd like to point out is that a good portion of the
> > N. Ca. Dojo committer team happen to know a good portion of the WP/bbPress
> > team, which is always a benefit.
> > trt
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