I’m really enjoying participate of OPW and learning a lot about about design, colors, UX and FOSS community, of course.
After doing many mockups and discussing and evolving, we decide it was time for more realistic mockups with graphic elements such as icons and images. These graphical mockups are using the real text and contents proposed to stay in the homepage. For this we create a discussion only to the texts, and you can see it here.
With the realistic mockup we receive more participation of community. The design team actively participating and this is very important for the success of the project.
The color palette has a great evolution, too. Initially I proposed use the yellow, orange and blue although the yellow color is considered a difficult color to work. These colors were proposal to harmonize with the MediaWiki logo, but the logo also could be recast in the future. Therefore, the orange turned brown and now we are using the green. The blue and green are the same hex defined in the Agora spec, we will follow the pattern already established.
Improvement the Design Document and the structure of homepage is continuous with each good consideration received.
I’m looking for pictures and icons for use in the graphic mockup and met Wikimedia Commons, which has over 20 million image available for use.
Well that’s it for now.
See you soon.