darch

neotxt.dk

Admin for neotxt.dk and creator of pixelblog

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In-reply-to » @darch I'm thinking we should do someyhing about the filters so that the screen real estate is not so used up? Media -- Like maybe hide them behind something so they don't always take up the space? 🤔

Ha! I've just noticed that code blocks already work this way and it got a nice border around it which we could render on mobile

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In-reply-to » @darch I'm thinking we should do someyhing about the filters so that the screen real estate is not so used up? Media -- Like maybe hide them behind something so they don't always take up the space? 🤔

@justamoment@twtxt.net good to know. And I think we can either pop out the .filer-nav element from <main> or use some absolute position to make it work. I also seen some implementations with a gradient fade to each side.

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In-reply-to » Are we having a video call this weekend?

At 07 AM CET which should be 06 AM UTC works for me, but I’m also fine skipping it and sleeping longer on my Saturday for once like a sane person

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In-reply-to » @darch I'm thinking we should do someyhing about the filters so that the screen real estate is not so used up? Media -- Like maybe hide them behind something so they don't always take up the space? 🤔

@prologic@twtxt.net Yes I been thinking about the same. Epecially if when we are to have more filter. I would go for putting the filters in an <aside>-menu and the make it collapsible on mobile. Maybe make a setting for pinning some filters like Mentions entions and then have the other hidden under a “More…”-label

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In-reply-to » I share with you the first 'public alpha' of the tool to vote for the best time on an International Call.

@eaplmx@twtxt.net cool, how do we see the results? On mobil is looks and works fine but yeah there are stuff that can be done to improve the layout.

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In-reply-to » @darch I didn't know of the (...) trick I'd take a look on how it works

it not a trick. just a convention for splitting up quotes. if you look at the two post i may earlier today you will see what I mean

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Vote/opinion: which is the preferred or correct render of block quotes - yarnd or the yarn app?

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I would have expected it to look like it does in the app when I wrote the posts, but yarnd collapsed it allo into one blockquoute, which intrired to fix by adding (...)

Is this a problem with the markdown parser not being the same used in the app and in yarnd?

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In-reply-to » https://www.kooslooijesteijn.net/blog/make-volunteer-driven-open-source-projects-successful

From: https://www.kooslooijesteijn.net/blog/make-volunteer-driven-open-source-projects-successful

Software doesn’t become user-friendly by accident. So before you have code written, you need a plan.

  1. You need to think beyond your own needs.
  2. You need methods to get good feedback, because describing a project to people new to your project is hard and probably requires several iterations.
  3. You’re not going to get this right on your own: you need people to provide feedback and you need people who can write well, translate and present it visually.

Even if the hands-on design work would be covered by volunteers, we need someone to make sure that it all comes together. That all that work has unity and consistency within and between products. And that there’s a bit of quality assurance.

Often software starts with dogfooding founders, with features that solve their personal problems.

Define your vision and mission. Write a manifesto! Inspire people with exciting words.

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In-reply-to » https://www.kooslooijesteijn.net/blog/make-volunteer-driven-open-source-projects-successful

From: https://www.kooslooijesteijn.net/blog/why-is-free-open-source-software-badly-designed

With software it’s clear: when you don’t have programmers, you don’t get a computer program. But when a team is employed to develop a product without designers, a design gets made nonetheless. Accidental design. Bad design, most likely. But with no designer around and no one listening to users, the client is not going to notice.

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Great design isn’t done by picking up a tiny issue and creating a solution for it. It’s done by gaining deep understanding for the problems people have, the context in which they use products and by testing solutions with people. It’s labor-intensive and requires people who are engaged with their users over long periods of time.

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In volunteer-to-volunteer situation, they just have to hope someone feels like doing it. If the frontend developer is like, ‘Yeah, but I like it the other way’, designers are shit out of luck.

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In-reply-to » I'm working on this PoC to vote on the best time for an international call, showing the multiple timeslots in your local time, and getting numbers on preferences among people. The UI could be vastly improved, but this is what I have so far... I want to see it in action since it's very different to choose between 1, 2, or even 7 days (24 hours each). If you want to help to test it and give some comments send me a reply!

@eaplmx@twtxt.net look good, great work. I’m getting a bit confused with the icons, especially the colours. If preferred is to be above available the the colour should be flipped so preferred is green and available is yellow similar to a traffic light 🚦

Doodle.com uses (✓) for their middle level called something like yes if needed vs just for yes

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