Thursday, August 13, 2015

GSoC Updates

9:21 AM Posted by Anuradha Welivita 1 comment
During past week I have proceeded more with integration and I have worked on the Ask page, Edit question page, Tags, People, Badges and User profile and related pages. As said in the last blog post I needed to work more on the mobile view of the footer and after many experiments I thought the following look of the footer will serve right in the mobile view. However any criticism about the styling of the footer is welcome as always :)

Footer mobile view

And also as there are many links in the user profile page for overview, inbox, network, karma, followed questions, activity, votes, subscriptions and moderation when it narrows down to the mobile view the links overlapped on each other. Hence I had to figure out a way to prevent this and structure the links in a possible nice manner so that they will not overlap. I changes the arrangement of those links at 2 breakpoints one at 600px and the other at 1200px so that they have 3 different arrangements. The following screenshots shoes the 3 arrangements.

Mobile view

Intermediate view

Desktop view

I also styled the pagination so that the page numbers are enclosed in a circle shaped div as depicted in the image below.


And earlier when my mockups were reviewed by the people who were present at FUDCon, they have mentioned that making the badges just like the tags with a pointed front does not make the badges distinguishable from the tags. Hence when integrating I removed that pointed part from the styling of the badges and now the badges look like the following.

Badges page mobile view

Badges page desktop view

Furthermore I have worked more on the Sign in page, Edit question page, Tags, People pages and all the static pages including Help, Faq etc. I have also worked on the User profile page and related sub pages including the Subscription, Moderation, karma and followed questions. Some of the integrations with regard to those pages are included below.

Sign in page mobile view

Sign in page desktop view

Edit question page mobile view

Edit question page desktop view

Identified bugs

During integration I have come up with the following bugs which needs to be fixed.
  • The sidr side menu which is supposed to appear when the hamburger icon is clicked does not appear after Askbot's javascript files are imported via the collectstatic command.
  • In the main page as soon as the user adds new interesting tags and ignored tags, the tags appear just fine with the delete option just after each tag. Yet when the page is loaded again the delete section of the already added interesting and ignored tags does not appear the way they should. This problem is shown through the screen shots included below.

This is what appears when tags are newly added through the text boxes.
 Yet when the page is loaded again this is what they look like.

  •  In some of the pages the main header which consists of the search bar overlaps with the header above it. This also happens after typing in the collectstatic command where more stylesheets and javascripts files are fetched with that command which overrides the existing files.
  • In some of the pages the javascript search functionality with regard to the search bar seems not to be working.
Moreover my mentor Suchakra will be reporting bugs in the github tracker about the integration I have done so far so that it will also help me out in tracking the bugs. I hope to get these bugs resolved as soon as possible and continue with the integration.

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