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Release thumbnail border design changes
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(Original 2014 description, copied from Mingle)

As a user, I can see larger thumbnails by default, as well as new thumbnail border changes,so that my experience is more consistent with best practices.

Note: This change has already been developed by the design team, which asked if the multimedia team could release it for them. Also, the Visual Editor team developed thumbnail border changes useful to them, which could be released at the same time. We agreed to help release that feature once the Media Viewer release is completed and settled.

Acceptance Criteria

  • Release thumbnail changes when the team is ready

2017 notes

Event Timeline

MingleTerminator raised the priority of this task from to Medium.Dec 8 2014, 7:35 PM
MingleTerminator added a project: Multimedia.

I can see larger thumbnails by default

What does that mean? T65440#1467035 ? T51357 ?

Which specific "new thumbnail border changes" (link) is this about?

I think this was about changing the border style around thumbnails, but I can't remember the details.

@Gilles: So this task is not actionable due to its vague description and should be closed? Or what does that mean?

I CCed the design team in my above comment, as they might remember better than I do. @Pginer-WMF?

I was not directly involved on this (@Vibhabamba or @violetto may have more retails) but I recall there were some experiments to do the following:

  • Increase the default size of images. Currently, images by default are presented like miniatures that you need to click on them to properly view basic details. Articles can become more rich visually by increasing the default size of images without . With bigger screens being available, it seems possible to increase the default image size while still leaving enough room for the article text. I don't recall which size was proposed by default, but I think it was a moderate increase not a radical change for edge-to-edge images in the style of The New York Times experiments.
  • Simplify the borders around images. In order to reduce clutter around the image which may distract from it, it was proposed to remove the boxes. This style seems to be adopted in the mobile web (example) but is not supported on desktop. I recall some discussions about the removal of borders (e.g., problems when the image has relevant white space such as the flag of Japan), but I don't know if any further action was planned or taken.

The connection with Media Viewer mentioned in the ticket is basically about timing. Some of the experiments above were considered in a point in time where many changes were happening in response to community feedback, and experimentation on anything affecting how images was displayed could create confusion so the Multimedia team asked for experiments affecting images from other teams to be postponed for a while.

Quiddity renamed this task from Release thumbnail changes to Release thumbnail border design changes.Jan 30 2017, 9:02 PM
Quiddity lowered the priority of this task from Medium to Lowest.
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Quiddity edited subscribers, added: Quiddity; removed: Vibhabamba.

I've clarified the description with some explanatory links and notes, and changed to Lowest priority because it hasn't been mentioned (afaik) in the last 2 years. I'm just clarifying whilst I have it open (was looking for something else).