User:ChristophNoack/Planet Refresh 2010
- 1 Introduction
- 1.1 Summary
- 1.2 Details
- 1.3 Requirements
- 1.4 Design Proposals and Idea Collection
- 1.5 Final Design
- 1.6 Status and Roadmap
- 1.7 Help for Contributors
- 1.8 Online Discussion, Press Coverage and Comments
- Refresh of the OpenOffice.org Planet planet.services.openoffice.org
- Current discussion at ux-discuss.
- ... more to come (hopefully)
The team working on the feature:
Scope of the Work
Current OpenOffice.org Planets
- A great overview can be found at User:DrewJensen/planets
- Infrastructure information at Infrastructure Overview
- Infrastructure prolems at Infrastructure Problems
Definition of Terms
Design Proposals and Idea Collection
This is a my first proposal for this redesign/development. I am still not certain how we can better improve the functionality of the planet... my original task is to increase it's visual aesthetic appeal with the general layout, then move from there.
I purposefully left out the header & footer, because if the Branding team has a new concept for those, this will utilize those concepts to stay uniform. Otherwise, we are sticking to the new branding guidelines, and even use a small planet logo Ivan made as icons for all of our planets! :)
Feedback, concerns, criticism?
| Looking at the current Planet, most of the posts are text-only, so it might be better to add a little "flashy"ness. The current planet doesn't motivate me to read the posts - I'd rather click on the post title and go to the original blog in the hope that the layout is better there. Having photos would definitely help the layout: faces on a white background would be ideal, but in other cases we could enclose them in a circle (to fit with the gull orb symbol). Whatever we can do to enhance readability (be it better font properties, more generous line spacing, etc). would help IMO.
I've put up a quick mockup based on the one by Connor.
We could also get rid of redundant info - either have the post date/time at the bottom of each post or have it as a heading for each day's posts. The sidebar is looking good - nice and simple. I guess clicking 'Add your blog' would take people to a form (or email address) where they can submit a link to their blog's OOo-related topics feed?
|Simple (and rough) idea for the header lines based on the "new day started" approach. More on the UX mailing list :-)|
Status and Roadmap
Help for Contributors
Online Discussion, Press Coverage and Comments