Enhancements to/redesign of Fluid Infusion demo pages

Jonathan Hung jhung at ocad.ca
Thu Nov 4 17:46:05 UTC 2010


Hi Anastasia,

This would be an interesting idea as it would allow us to demonstrate
multiple contexts to show our components can be used and different features
in each.

I think each demo can be a portal in itself:
- features and description
- API documentation
- tutorials
- design considerations
- customizations: "edit code and see effects", different screen sizes, view
just the standalone demo.

All of this reminds me of the wiki gardening we did (2 years ago now) that
produced the Components pages on the wiki:
http://wiki.fluidproject.org/display/fluid/Components
Ex. http://wiki.fluidproject.org/display/fluid/List+Reorderer

It's good to come around full circle again and see how we can best
communicate these things to the public. I don't think this will be a simple
undertaking since we have a lot of information in the Wiki and other sources
that will be cross referenced and consolidated.

Part of me thinks we should take inventory of the documentation we have
currently and see if it can be structured better. Perhaps from this we will
have a better idea of what to show in the demo portal (although it's
becoming less a demo portal, and more like a components showroom).

- Jonathan.

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Jonathan Hung / jhung at ocad.ca <jhung.utoronto at gmail.com>
IDRC - Interaction Designer / Researcher
Tel: (416) 977-6000 x3959
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On Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 10:44 AM, Cheetham, Anastasia <acheetham at ocad.ca>wrote:

>
> Something else to think about when thinking about our demo portal:
>
> Users have requested demos showing variations on the configurations,
> changes to the options, etc. ("How do I set the page size?") We should give
> some thought to how we can show the full power of our components. We could
> implement several variations of the demos, showing different settings for
> the options. How might that change the actual portal design?
>
> Thoughts?
>
> --
> Anastasia Cheetham     Inclusive Design Research Centre
> acheetham at ocad.ca            Inclusive Design Institute
>                                        OCAD University
>
>
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