We’re going to need to get designers involved. This is good as a prototype, but I wouldn’t like it to be our final design without having someone who knows about design and UX review it first; I imagine our frontend engineers will have some idea of the basics, but that’s no guarantee. Particularly, we need to make sure we’re doing well on things like UX and accessibility (and preferably internationalization, too, but that’s more a subject for the app developers).
Things to consider early, because it’s easier to bake in than retrofit:
accessibility: tooltips, colors, contrast, text size, how does the page work with zoom?
different viewport sizes: how does it look on a phone, if your window is <1000px wide, on a tablet?
using screen real-estate well: for example, a multi-column format where some columns are short leaves a lot of whitespace, unless we flow the text. Making sections collapsible is one way to mitigate this; there are probably others.
Yes, that’s true. When I wrote the post, we had “expert engine” as a code name, as there had not yet been a decision on our project name. In the meantime we chose “Codidact”, however I didn’t yet update the screenshots. I’ll edit the post to clarify.
Seems to be some weird use of fonts - I especially hate Rock Salt on “Ask Question” - which somewhat conflict with the professional look of the site. Using one font for the entire site (e.g Proxima Nova) would be a far better option.
I’m not a huge fan of the tabs being at the top of the screen embedded into the text box - embedded tabs imply the ability to swap between them rapidly, and it’s most likely that those tabs would load a complete new page rather than very quickly swapping to the users tab.
The sidebar seems remarkably empty, and I didn’t notice the help or discussions tabs at first, because they were not at all obvious.
Would there be an option for a dark theme?
Why is the messages icon so thin?
Will there be anything next to names, such as badges - if not, why bother having it there?
Finally, there only seems to be one question on the front page. Do you have to scroll down to find the next question? That would get very tedious very quickly. I am sure my face would go from to .