February 2010 – Publish Forms

The expalations with these frames got a bit extensive, so I moved it to the special place for re-thinking publish forms. Please look there if you got questions, as always I’d love some feedback.

One publish form with different faces: Publish News

Article Images Video Audio File Upload

maybe someone who knows more about audio should say what kinda fields they would want?

yeah, dunno really, I guess this would be used for random stuff, so it’s hard to say
no specific changes, except the tab structure of main text body and media uploads.
Added a blurb about the re-ordering (cool feature that’s impossible to find) and added a description box. This comes from thinking that it might allow people to create kinda photo essays. Lots of people have been asking about the possibility of including pics at certain points in the text. Apparently we can’t do that, but we can have some slightly longer text in between pictures. I’d be using that feature for sure.

Added a few fields that might be useful. The idea of asking people to tell us what aspect ratio the video is comes from out problems with ‘fake’ 16:9 (the ones with the wrong pixel aspect ratio) being displayed all squeezed up as 4:3. Question is if it’s technically possible to encode the video in what’s ticked?

someone write here what fields they want

any cool ideas?

and the other publish forms:

Links/Other Media Events

major change is having a source field for giving the source and a link field fur the url. ideally this could be displayed in the title as ‘source: title’ (e.g. ‘Guardian: Chickpea is an Anarchist!’). Also included groups ticking.
There’s mostly a bit of rearranging here, and more foldup stuff. Like for the repeat event thing, I thought it could fold out the way the maps do or the moderation box. Saves space and makes the thing easier to look at and less crowded. Only two upload files, can’t really see what other files people would want, but of course this could be the same as the news publish form.

January 2010 – Views

Wirepages Frontpage Accountpage Grouppage
Wire not only meaning the main newswire, but also potentially group wires, a user account’s wire or tag (category) wires Obviously, this is the main page, but potentially, this could also the the place tag page, combined with nice url’s we could have almost local Imc’s (eg london.indymedia.org/whitechapel) give an easier overview, obviously the pages that the buttons lead to need designing as well. Groups can pick their primary and secondary wire, while all other type of posts are combined in the third wire.

There was an idea to let users or groups ‘watch’ or ‘collect’ certain group’s or tags wires, as well as single posts, to put together the wire with stuff they are interested in. The how where what and why has never been discussed really.

London design meeting Oct 09 + Mockup Oct 09

wire pages group pages