[dojo-contributors] Forums for testing/comparison
ttrenka at gmail.com
Mon Dec 18 09:37:05 EST 2006
I won't make any guarantees but I'd be willing to at least look at it.
On 12/18/06, Alex Russell <alex at dojotoolkit.org> wrote:
> At this point it's kind of a pot/kettle thing.
> That said, FUDForum has a truly henious interface, but it has the
> features we need. I expect we're gonna be hacking anything we go with,
> it's just a question of how much and who's gonna do it. Are you and/or
> time signing up to help hack on the forum UI?
> On Sunday 17 December 2006 10:37 am, Jesse Kuhnert wrote:
> > Completely agree with Tom on this one. Someone who is anal enough to
> > sit there and make a thousand tiny tweaks to their css / html is
> > equally likely to do the same with the code underneath the
> > application.
> > It's also the other part that we have to face as a public project,
> > peoples perception of what Dojo is and how good it is will be
> > affected by the visual aspects of the project that are directly
> > associated with it. (like the website/demo applications/etc) Anything
> > imperfect found there will almost always translate into perceived
> > imperfections in our code.
> > Perhaps the biggest reason for taking our public face very seriously
> > is that a good majority of the reasons people might want to use Dojo
> > are for the things it can do visually in your web application. How
> > can they trust us to make their app "look great" if they don't see
> > things looking great in our own creations?
> > On 12/17/06, LiuCougar <liucougar at gmail.com> wrote:
> > <snipped>
> > > 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 designer)
> > >
> > > > 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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