User interface design

User interface design helps us adapt the systems we use to serve a broad set of interests and backgrounds -- especially this very website. In the spirit of Public Lab collaborative work, this page is for sharing and discussing user interface related information. A number of projects are in progress; we work to make sure they are broken into small enough parts so that people can take them on and solve them. Some are listed at the bottom of this page. **** ### Updates [notes:grid:pin:ui] **** ## Workflow We are using this shared [Google Presentation]( to iterate on design solutions, as well as [Froala Design Blocks]( and their [drag and drop editor]( to develop design solutions for these pages. Please [post a proposal or sketch](/post) if you'd like to get involved! **** ## Questions [questions:ui] **** ## Design group We are looking to work with community members and people looking to get involved in UI design on Public Lab -- please join the group below to help out! [people:group:design] **** ## Open issues Here are some (disorganized) open design issues we're trying to work on in GitHub: **** ## Resources ### Bootstrap Our site uses Bootstrap 4 to have a consistent visual style -- it includes ready made buttons, menus, forms, and many other elements. ### Icons On our website, we use Font Awesome icons in version 4.7+ and 5+ -- [![icons.png](/i/26669)](/i/26669) ...

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warren "@tommystyles this may be related to our discussion last week! @liz also take a peek over here, thanks! :-) " | Read more » almost 6 years ago
cfastie "Another thing that makes tag pages sort of mysterious is that you can get to one by searching for "", but ..." | Read more » almost 6 years ago
cfastie "Hi Tommy, I just learned last month that when you search for a tag that has been used at you can get two different results. If the t..." | Read more » almost 6 years ago
pdhixenbaugh "Thanks for all your responses! They are all exciting! Especially, even publishing as a draft and soliciting input/review as discussed in the comme..." | Read more » over 7 years ago
warren " reuse of popular tags for sure -- hoping to have a "recent" or "popular" tags, and maybe eventually a "suggested" tags, though that's technically..." | Read more » over 7 years ago
pdhixenbaugh "Thoughts on tags: some sites (Stack Exchange, ArcGis, etc.,) require a minimum number of tags, and also encourage reuse of popular tags. This ensur..." | Read more » over 7 years ago
gretchengehrke "@warren, I think that's great. Would there be a place to explain (maybe on the "How to write a research note" wiki) that you can make a unique seri..." | Read more » over 7 years ago
warren "Super duper, thanks Gretchen! Great ideas. I'll respond to the Rich Editor one for now, since design for that has begun: Can we power-tag researc..." | Read more » over 7 years ago
gretchengehrke "@warren, this is great. Thanks! I'm also interested in: (1) both in-line and post-text commenting (like how we comment on research notes). (2) bein..." | Read more » over 7 years ago
warren "Thanks all for your input! Good idea on movement from note => wiki -- and on authorship metadata. We should also do more generally to make wiki..." | Read more » over 7 years ago
mathew "I'm interested in the interconnection between research notes and wikis. Currently only an author or admin can move markdown from a note to a wiki ..." | Read more » over 7 years ago
viechdokter "Hi Warren, this is great news. As a newby with the PLab spectrometry I find it still a bit difficult to navigate on the spectrometry pages. (Where..." | Read more » over 7 years ago