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Volker E. (WMF) [ Global Accounts ]

Leading Design Systems and UI Standardization efforts.

Recent Activity

Tue, Jan 21

Volker_E updated subscribers of T217215: Toggle state in WikiEditor toolbar is not obvious.

Let's make the full toolbar VE/OOUI like. Design team designed it to work with accessibility and usability focus. There's even a patch out by @Esanders in https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/mediawiki/extensions/WikiEditor/+/509882/

Tue, Jan 21, 12:04 AM · Accessibility, Design, WikiEditor

Mon, Jan 20

Volker_E added a comment to T171701: Use better site navigation on large screens for Minerva.

I'd add to above comment, that the hamburger menu is not a universal solution on phones either. It was seen as simple answer from some designers to a complex problem. But research since then has repeatedly shown that it doesn't fully work universally (without additional label).

Mon, Jan 20, 3:36 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Design), Desktop Improvements, Design (RW-Design-Debt), MinervaNeue (Desktop)

Fri, Jan 17

Volker_E added a comment to T232003: Remove borders from toolbars in WMUI.

Like I've shared in T232003#5465798 it's not uncommon to have nothing in the format toolgroup and the dropdown indicator would be the only thing?
I feel putting a border to the right of undo/redo to separate the whitespace there and possible one at the end seems more like a „clean“ (how do we settle on what's clean? ;) ) version that is clearer to users…

Fri, Jan 17, 10:55 PM · Patch-For-Review, VisualEditor (Current work), Editing Design, Design, OOUI

Sun, Jan 12

Volker_E closed T65570: Update .mw-htmlform-tooltip design to be similar with this from Extension:Flow and others as Resolved.

HTMLForm now uses OOUI and features standard OOUI tooltip design.

Sun, Jan 12, 1:32 AM · UI-Standardization, MediaWiki-Interface
Volker_E renamed T229435: Use “quiet” alongside “frameless” from Replace “frameless” by “quiet” to Use “quiet” alongside “frameless”.
Sun, Jan 12, 1:31 AM · Patch-For-Review, OOUI, UI-Standardization, UI-Standardization-Kanban, Wikimedia Design Style Guide

Dec 25 2019

Volker_E closed T176023: Spike: Determine whether it makes sense to implement IE7 correction for long-term trend charts as Invalid.

IE7 is not of our interest any more. Declining this from Product point of view. https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Compatibility#Browser_support_matrix

Dec 25 2019, 10:40 PM · Product-Analytics, Browser-Support-Internet-Explorer
Volker_E closed T106439: Streamline desktop GUI for readers as Invalid.

After another 3.5 years without any traction, let's close this.
Desktop Improvements is the project space where related questions are best-funneled into.

Dec 25 2019, 1:18 AM · Epic, UI-Standardization, MediaWiki-Interface
Volker_E edited projects for T154969: Find general rules for link “description” icon usage and placement, added: Wikimedia Design Style Guide; removed WMF-Design.
Dec 25 2019, 1:16 AM · Wikimedia Design Style Guide, Design, UI-Standardization-Kanban, UI-Standardization

Dec 23 2019

Jdlrobson awarded T149068: Ambiguous to know where you are on Wikipedia Mobile while looking at navigation drawer a Like token.
Dec 23 2019, 6:07 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), Design (RW-Design-Debt), MobileFrontend
Volker_E awarded T234907: RFC: Where to implement Desktop Improvements project a Mountain of Wealth token.
Dec 23 2019, 12:49 AM · TechCom-RFC (TechCom-Approved), Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-2019-20-Q3), Desktop Improvements

Dec 21 2019

Volker_E added a comment to T234400: Use CSS bullets where applicable.

@matmarex Would you share a screenshot with \2022 alternative as well?
With all bullets, it always comes down to the specific font, and as we're not using a web font, we will have to deal with variations when not relying on an image.

Dec 21 2019, 8:53 PM · Upstream, Patch-For-Review, CSS, UI-Standardization-Kanban, UI-Standardization, Vector
Volker_E added a comment to T116549: Provide a color palette and design for buttons that are purely highlighted links, to distinguish them from actual UI buttons.

From task description, I'm not sure anymore, if our components don't have all the use cases covered. Color palette seems covered now.
Most open questions are around a tab-like interface, not a certain color emphasis.
If something should be a button versus a normal link, that's an issue with the editors trying to put too much visual emphasis on too many elements of the page, not sure how much we can cover this as technical solution versus trying to clarify user-interface design and patterns.

Dec 21 2019, 1:15 AM · UI-Standardization, UI-Standardization-Kanban, Design
Volker_E updated the task description for T116549: Provide a color palette and design for buttons that are purely highlighted links, to distinguish them from actual UI buttons.
Dec 21 2019, 1:11 AM · UI-Standardization, UI-Standardization-Kanban, Design

Dec 20 2019

Volker_E moved T241183: Fix visual style principle paper-ink SVG in Firefox from Backlog to Done on the Wikimedia Design Style Guide board.
Dec 20 2019, 10:45 PM · Wikimedia Design Style Guide, Browser-Support-Firefox
Volker_E closed T241183: Fix visual style principle paper-ink SVG in Firefox as Resolved.

Was also able to reduce image size by about 15kb.

Dec 20 2019, 10:45 PM · Wikimedia Design Style Guide, Browser-Support-Firefox
Volker_E added a comment to T241183: Fix visual style principle paper-ink SVG in Firefox.

Fixed in https://github.com/wikimedia/WikimediaUI-Style-Guide/pull/325/ – already merged, caching seems to still be in the way.

Dec 20 2019, 3:59 AM · Wikimedia Design Style Guide, Browser-Support-Firefox
Volker_E removed a project from T147893: [Spike] Investigate how to make slide-over menu accessible: Patch-For-Review.
Dec 20 2019, 3:50 AM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), Front-end-Standards-Group, Accessibility, MobileFrontend

Dec 19 2019

Volker_E updated subscribers of T241183: Fix visual style principle paper-ink SVG in Firefox.
Dec 19 2019, 11:31 PM · Wikimedia Design Style Guide, Browser-Support-Firefox
Volker_E created T241183: Fix visual style principle paper-ink SVG in Firefox.
Dec 19 2019, 11:06 PM · Wikimedia Design Style Guide, Browser-Support-Firefox
Volker_E updated the task description for T149068: Ambiguous to know where you are on Wikipedia Mobile while looking at navigation drawer.
Dec 19 2019, 10:45 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), Design (RW-Design-Debt), MobileFrontend
Volker_E added a comment to T149068: Ambiguous to know where you are on Wikipedia Mobile while looking at navigation drawer.

@Jdlrobson The merged-in task was caring about enhancing menu item's hover while current task is about selected and :active state as is.

Dec 19 2019, 10:43 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), Design (RW-Design-Debt), MobileFrontend
Volker_E updated subscribers of T147893: [Spike] Investigate how to make slide-over menu accessible.

@Jdrewniak @Jdlrobson Time to merge in with T225213?! :)

Dec 19 2019, 10:16 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), Front-end-Standards-Group, Accessibility, MobileFrontend
Volker_E awarded T225213: Main Menu should work without JavaScript to be more accessible and a better user experience a Grey Medal token.
Dec 19 2019, 10:11 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-2019-20-Q3), MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.14; 2020-01-07), User-Jdlrobson, Accessibility, Patch-For-Review, MobileFrontend (MobileFrontend and MinervaNeue architecture), MinervaNeue
Volker_E added a comment to T154965: [EPIC] Print styles - desktop.

@Jdlrobson What about the child tasks in reach/out of reach?

Dec 19 2019, 7:58 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog, Epic
Volker_E added a comment to T239685: Analytics: Some pages/page requests are not reflected in statistics.

Will monitor if this is the successful…

Dec 19 2019, 3:52 AM · Wikimedia Design Style Guide, Analytics
Volker_E added a comment to T239685: Analytics: Some pages/page requests are not reflected in statistics.

For future generations and myself later: https://github.com/wikimedia/WikimediaUI-Style-Guide/pull/324
So the basic issue doesn't seem externalizing the code, but adding it in the right loading order (also only deferring/asyncing the right pieces of it. The normal analytics code adds itself into the document as script underneath the embedded code. In our setup it was inserted before the calling script.

Dec 19 2019, 3:52 AM · Wikimedia Design Style Guide, Analytics
Volker_E added a comment to T237019: Spacing between icons and labels is too large in tablet mode.

@alexhollender While we're on this, let's please also care about the wrong opacity on disabled elements:

Dec 19 2019, 2:00 AM · Patch-For-Review, Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-2019-20-Q3), MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.14; 2020-01-07), Design, MinervaNeue
Volker_E closed T236589: Page Previews Storybook not available on doc.wikimedia.org and documentation a bit broken as Resolved.

Looks and works like a charme now. Storybook for the win.

Dec 19 2019, 1:39 AM · MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.11; 2019-12-17), Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-2019-20-Q2), Documentation, Page-Previews
Volker_E created T241095: Update mobile support browser matrix.
Dec 19 2019, 12:39 AM · Documentation, MobileFrontend, MinervaNeue, Readers-Web-Backlog

Dec 18 2019

Volker_E added a comment to T237019: Spacing between icons and labels is too large in tablet mode.

We don't do uneven px distances in our interfaces, but try to orient on an 8px base (4px is ok, 6px should be the absolute exception).
Therefore 8px looks like a viable candidate for the side hamburger-initiiated menu.

Dec 18 2019, 11:01 PM · Patch-For-Review, Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-2019-20-Q3), MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.14; 2020-01-07), Design, MinervaNeue
Volker_E added a comment to T237019: Spacing between icons and labels is too large in tablet mode.

@alexhollender and myself have agreed, that 500 would be useful for now, but the whole interaction element group needs to be revisited to be improved later.

Dec 18 2019, 8:18 AM · Patch-For-Review, Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-2019-20-Q3), MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.14; 2020-01-07), Design, MinervaNeue
Volker_E renamed T241010: [mobile] Impact module - inconsistent line-height in cswiki from [mobile] Impact module - inconsistent line spacing in cswiki to [mobile] Impact module - inconsistent line-height in cswiki.
Dec 18 2019, 12:08 AM · GrowthExperiments-Homepage

Dec 17 2019

Volker_E moved T239971: “Components”: singular vs plural from Backlog to Declined / Duplicate / Invalid on the Wikimedia Design Style Guide board.
Dec 17 2019, 4:12 PM · Documentation, Wikimedia Design Style Guide
Volker_E closed T239971: “Components”: singular vs plural as Declined.

Re-citing @srodlund from IRC conversation:

Components is right because it is a list of components (more than one) and for the separate components as in buttons, because there are multiple buttons.
Singular would be possible, but wouldn't be any more"correct" or lend to more clarity. It's not worth the effort.

Dec 17 2019, 4:12 PM · Documentation, Wikimedia Design Style Guide
Volker_E added a comment to T192752: Convert Page Forms to use OOUI.

@Samwilson In my opinion, OOUI DateInputWidget and a normal text inputs for time and timezone (without jQuery UI?) would be the best option as we want to get rid of jQuery UI asap in MW core.

Dec 17 2019, 6:18 AM · UI-Standardization, MediaWiki-extensions-Page_Forms
Volker_E added a comment to T192752: Convert Page Forms to use OOUI.

fyi, I've updated T91148. tl;dr: From user-experience perspective it's preferable to have separate date and time inputs and not one DateTimeInput widget. It's overly complex for users and the mid-term plan is to deprecate it in core.

Dec 17 2019, 12:48 AM · UI-Standardization, MediaWiki-extensions-Page_Forms

Dec 16 2019

Volker_E removed a project from T237781: Confusing sub-sectioning of Components?: Patch-For-Review.
Dec 16 2019, 8:15 PM · Wikimedia Design Style Guide

Dec 13 2019

Volker_E added a comment to T240480: ContentTranslation shows JS not enabled error.

Current routing doesn't take adding safemode=1 into account. But only user script https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Volker_E._(WMF)/dark-mode.js seems to actually be the source of the issues without clear cause.

Dec 13 2019, 1:50 AM · ContentTranslation

Dec 12 2019

Volker_E closed T240390: Amend Wikimedia Design team Twitter handle as Resolved.
Dec 12 2019, 10:47 PM · WMF-Design, Design
Volker_E triaged T240390: Amend Wikimedia Design team Twitter handle as High priority.
Dec 12 2019, 10:14 PM · WMF-Design, Design
Volker_E added a comment to T240390: Amend Wikimedia Design team Twitter handle.

Currently waiting for Twitter support to get back about a profile verification step.

Dec 12 2019, 8:39 PM · WMF-Design, Design
Volker_E added a comment to T240390: Amend Wikimedia Design team Twitter handle.

https://github.com/wikimedia/WikimediaUI-Style-Guide/pull/317 for DSG

Dec 12 2019, 8:38 PM · WMF-Design, Design
Volker_E moved T237786: Better sans-serif headings font-weight balance possible with serif headlines? from Backlog to Done on the Wikimedia Design Style Guide board.
Dec 12 2019, 8:01 PM · Wikimedia Design Style Guide
Volker_E added a comment to T91148: Consolidate MediaWiki core's date and time input widgets; consider moving (one of?) them upstream.

After revisiting the two widgets in several contexts, I think the DateTimeInputWidget is only usefully crafted for one special use case, APISandbox. It fulfills the needs there, but is generally too complex on a user experience and component level.
It seems more performant, less complex and also general better approach to have two different components, a DateInputWidget and a TimeInputWidget for those two tasks. No other web framework is providing a combination for the complexity of mixed inputs, Boostrap has none, Material Design only Date picker.

Dec 12 2019, 7:51 PM · Front-end-Standards-Group, MediaWiki-Interface, Reading-Admin, I18n, UI-Standardization, OOUI
Volker_E closed T237786: Better sans-serif headings font-weight balance possible with serif headlines? as Resolved.
Dec 12 2019, 6:34 PM · Wikimedia Design Style Guide
Volker_E added a comment to T237786: Better sans-serif headings font-weight balance possible with serif headlines?.

This is ready to be reviewed @Pginer-WMF

Dec 12 2019, 1:43 AM · Wikimedia Design Style Guide
Volker_E added a comment to T237019: Spacing between icons and labels is too large in tablet mode.

@alexhollender Not fully convinced if the tabs need more boldness, we have already the article headline, the “article” and “talk” link boldened. My first reaction is, do all the interaction elements be bold? There's some kind of imbalance between those three groups of elements, boldening should be the last resort IMO.
Content is king.

Dec 12 2019, 1:40 AM · Patch-For-Review, Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-2019-20-Q3), MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.14; 2020-01-07), Design, MinervaNeue
Volker_E closed T189561: Usability of single underline edit input interface pattern as Declined.

As my assumptions seem to have been backed by shared user research, single-underline inputs are confusing to a number of users:

And further on label position

Dec 12 2019, 1:29 AM · Structured-Data-Design, SDC Design, UI-Standardization
Volker_E removed a project from T2367: Several markup accessibility issues: Patch-For-Review.
Dec 12 2019, 1:09 AM · Accessibility, MediaWiki-Interface
Volker_E closed T2367: Several markup accessibility issues as Resolved.

Resolved as much as this ancient collection is able to be resolved.

Dec 12 2019, 1:08 AM · Accessibility, MediaWiki-Interface
Volker_E added a comment to T122124: Tell users to use a unique password when creating an account and changing their password.

So in order to make this really useful, it should be a label element with a for attr in order for screen reader users to be clearly connected to the element.
See for example https://doc.wikimedia.org/oojs-ui/master/demos/?page=layouts&theme=wikimediaui&direction=ltr&platform=desktop#FieldLayout-aligned-top-with-inlined-help

Dec 12 2019, 12:26 AM · Patch-For-Review, User-Andreas, MediaWiki-User-login-and-signup, Security-Team
Volker_E updated the task description for T228022: Align MinervaNeue/MobileFrontend visual message treatment to Style Guide.
Dec 12 2019, 12:10 AM · MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.11; 2019-12-17), MW-1.34-notes (1.34.0-wmf.15; 2019-07-23), MobileFrontend, UI-Standardization, Accessibility, UI-Standardization-Kanban, MinervaNeue

Dec 11 2019

Volker_E added a project to T233160: Message box styles shouldn't live in MF: MinervaNeue.
Dec 11 2019, 11:07 PM · MinervaNeue, UI-Standardization, MobileFrontend
Volker_E added a comment to T237636: [SPIKE 10hrs] Build new header within the Vector skin.

Adding on to discussions above, (re-)defining DOM structure is carved out into T240489.

Dec 11 2019, 10:58 PM · Performance-Team (Radar), Accessibility, Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-2019-20-Q2), Desktop Improvements
Volker_E added a comment to T240489: Define Vector DOM structure.

@Krinkle Does above fully answer your question in T237636#5699004? My guess from reading T231168 is that you'd see the logo as part of first 14kb, not all of #mw-panel

Dec 11 2019, 10:55 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog, Performance-Team (Radar), Accessibility, Desktop Improvements
Volker_E updated subscribers of T240489: Define Vector DOM structure.

If we think about Vector in MW outside of only Wikipedia, there are two navigation structures that seem reasonable to me:

  1. logo/site identifier (“Wikipedia”)
  2. tagline that is skipped on subsequent pages (“The free Encyclopedia”)
  3. Skip links (to define if nav (which is personal nav here), content and search)
  4. content
  5. content links (“edit“, “talk”, “language”(?), “categories”(?!?)…)
  6. personal navigation
  7. sidebar navigation
  8. footer
Dec 11 2019, 10:39 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog, Performance-Team (Radar), Accessibility, Desktop Improvements
Volker_E added a comment to T240489: Define Vector DOM structure.

Current “skip to navigation” link is weird in the sense, that it brings you to the personal navigation. The portal links in the sidebar come after content and after personal links and article actions.

Dec 11 2019, 10:38 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog, Performance-Team (Radar), Accessibility, Desktop Improvements
Volker_E updated subscribers of T240500: Investigate color discrepancies in mobile web icons.

#page-actions .mw-show-on-map seems to sit in a gadget? @TheDJ?

Dec 11 2019, 10:22 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog
Volker_E added a comment to T240500: Investigate color discrepancies in mobile web icons.

More systematic question funnelled into T240514: Define and add another Base color between Base10 and Base20?

Dec 11 2019, 10:17 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog
Volker_E created T240514: Define and add another Base color between Base10 and Base20?.
Dec 11 2019, 10:17 PM · Wikimedia Design Style Guide
Volker_E added a comment to T240500: Investigate color discrepancies in mobile web icons.

#717171 results from relying on opacity to simplify hover interactions. WikimediaUI Base defines @opacity-base--disabled: 0.51 for this to result in #7d7d7d, closest to #72777d. In future, T198770 might be the perfect way out, for now, opacity seems to result in closest feasible compromise.

Dec 11 2019, 10:01 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog
Volker_E updated subscribers of T240500: Investigate color discrepancies in mobile web icons.

That slipped in at 3c55b23d6171871e5ee42d4105f04e30df08263d for no stated reason…?! @Jdrewniak knows maybe more. #4a4f53 is actually exactly passing triple AAA with #eaecf0 at 7:1.
We could consider this for the header and other elements on Base80, but that should be done systematically. In OOUI we use #444 as modifier color in some places (as hover modifiers) so there could be space for consolidation here.

Dec 11 2019, 9:55 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog
Volker_E updated Volker_E.
Dec 11 2019, 7:20 PM
Volker_E changed IRC Nick from Volker_E to Volker E. on Volker_E.
Dec 11 2019, 7:20 PM
Volker_E updated Volker_E.
Dec 11 2019, 7:19 PM
Volker_E updated the task description for T239269: [SPIKE 16hrs] Add coding convention for new commits to Vector.
Dec 11 2019, 7:01 PM · Patch-For-Review, Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-2019-20-Q3), Desktop Improvements, Spike, Vector, Technical-Debt
Volker_E added a comment to T219590: Search proposals dropdown (jquery autocomplete) do not work on mobile devices e.g. Vector, Timeless.

@alistair3149 https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/g/wikimedia/portals/+/refs/heads/master it is.

Dec 11 2019, 6:58 PM · Desktop Improvements, MediaWiki-Interface, jQuery-Client, Mobile, Discovery-Search, CirrusSearch
Volker_E created T240489: Define Vector DOM structure.
Dec 11 2019, 6:49 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog, Performance-Team (Radar), Accessibility, Desktop Improvements
Volker_E updated the task description for T240480: ContentTranslation shows JS not enabled error.
Dec 11 2019, 5:51 PM · ContentTranslation
Volker_E created P9854 JS console log - CX 2019-12-11.
Dec 11 2019, 5:50 PM · ContentTranslation
Volker_E updated the task description for T240480: ContentTranslation shows JS not enabled error.
Dec 11 2019, 5:41 PM · ContentTranslation
Volker_E created T240480: ContentTranslation shows JS not enabled error.
Dec 11 2019, 5:39 PM · ContentTranslation
Volker_E added a comment to T235850: UI elements misaligned and misplaced.

@Pginer-WMF Yes, this is connected as in a direct result of T220671: Replace `em` based sizing in favor of `px` based where applicable as the line-height in ems together with the top&bottom pixel values of buttons result in a lower than necessary box to fill the button box.
This could be addressed by

.oo-ui-buttonElement.oo-ui-labelElement > input.oo-ui-buttonElement-button, 
.oo-ui-buttonElement.oo-ui-labelElement > .oo-ui-buttonElement-button > .oo-ui-labelElement-label {
    line-height: 1.375em; // Equals to 22px 
}

Reason is difference in base font difference in UI of 14px and 16px and we thought to accommodate both worlds best possibly.

Dec 11 2019, 5:02 PM · Language-Team (Language-2020-January-March), ContentTranslation
Volker_E closed T222877: Remove `body` `line-height` from ui.less, a subtask of T205341: Split up reset.css rules to specific element selectors only where needed and remove file altogether, as Resolved.
Dec 11 2019, 5:18 AM · Readers-Web-Backlog, Front-end-Standards-Group, CSS, MinervaNeue
Volker_E closed T222877: Remove `body` `line-height` from ui.less as Resolved.
Dec 11 2019, 5:18 AM · MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.11; 2019-12-17), Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), CSS, MinervaNeue
Volker_E renamed T222877: Remove `body` `line-height` from ui.less from [subtask] Remove `body` `line-height` from reset.less and ui.less to Remove `body` `line-height` from ui.less.
Dec 11 2019, 2:33 AM · MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.11; 2019-12-17), Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), CSS, MinervaNeue
Volker_E added a project to T222911: Should red links to user pages link to "view" mode rather than "edit" mode?: Design.
Dec 11 2019, 12:57 AM · Reading Epics (Analytics), Design, Front-end-Standards-Group, MediaWiki-Parser
Volker_E added a comment to T222911: Should red links to user pages link to "view" mode rather than "edit" mode?.

This very-well stated question seems to me better having user research and Design involved before any implementation. Not Front-end-Standards-Group at this moment…?!

Dec 11 2019, 12:56 AM · Reading Epics (Analytics), Design, Front-end-Standards-Group, MediaWiki-Parser
Volker_E moved T219956: Remove `.background-size()` LESS mixin, deprecated in MW 1.27 from Inbox to Done on the Front-end-Standards-Group board.
Dec 11 2019, 12:46 AM · MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.25; 2019-04-09), Technical-Debt, MediaWiki-Interface, CSS, Front-end-Standards-Group
Volker_E moved T239742: Should npm packages maintained by Wikimedia be scoped or unscoped? from Inbox to Nominated (next meeting) on the Front-end-Standards-Group board.
Dec 11 2019, 12:46 AM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), Release-Engineering-Team-TODO, Front-end-Standards-Group, Core Platform Team, Product-Infrastructure-Team-Backlog
Volker_E moved T198770: Use CSS filters to change icon colors from Nominated (next meeting) to Inbox on the Front-end-Standards-Group board.
Dec 11 2019, 12:46 AM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), Front-end-Standards-Group
Volker_E moved T133462: Provide standard-compatible way to load multi-file packages (not plain concatenation) from TechCom-RFC to Done on the Front-end-Standards-Group board.
Dec 11 2019, 12:46 AM · Performance-Team, MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.17; 2019-02-12), TechCom-RFC (TechCom-Approved), Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), Front-end-Standards-Group, MediaWiki-ResourceLoader
Volker_E moved T24256: Change printable link to JavaScript `print()` from Needs code review to Done on the Front-end-Standards-Group board.
Dec 11 2019, 12:46 AM · MW-1.30-release-notes, Front-end-Standards-Group, good first task, MediaWiki-Interface
Volker_E moved T159505: OOjs should provide a convenience helper function extend to complement OO.inheritClass from Needs code review to Declined on the Front-end-Standards-Group board.
Dec 11 2019, 12:45 AM · MobileFrontend (MobileFrontend and MinervaNeue architecture), Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), OOjs, Front-end-Standards-Group
Volker_E removed a project from T137772: Add ability to mark ResourceLoader modules as deprecated: Patch-For-Review.
Dec 11 2019, 12:45 AM · Performance-Team, Reading-Web-Sprint-78-Terminal-Velocity, MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-08-09_(1.28.0-wmf.14)), MW-1.28-release-notes, MediaWiki-ResourceLoader, Front-end-Standards-Group
Volker_E moved T137772: Add ability to mark ResourceLoader modules as deprecated from Nominated (next meeting) to Done on the Front-end-Standards-Group board.
Dec 11 2019, 12:45 AM · Performance-Team, Reading-Web-Sprint-78-Terminal-Velocity, MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-08-09_(1.28.0-wmf.14)), MW-1.28-release-notes, MediaWiki-ResourceLoader, Front-end-Standards-Group
Volker_E moved T204260: Consolidate svgmin config and checker from Nominated (next meeting) to Inbox on the Front-end-Standards-Group board.
Dec 11 2019, 12:44 AM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), Front-end-Standards-Group, Page-Previews, MinervaNeue, MobileFrontend, Technical-Debt
Volker_E moved T231925: Minerva should support skin agnostic mw.util.addPortletLink or similar from Inbox to Done on the Front-end-Standards-Group board.
Dec 11 2019, 12:43 AM · MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.4; 2019-10-29), Readers-Web-Backlog, MinervaNeue, Front-end-Standards-Group
Volker_E moved T234582: Remove IE 6 & 7 hacks and workarounds from core & extensions from Inbox to Done on the Front-end-Standards-Group board.
Dec 11 2019, 12:42 AM · MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.3; 2019-10-22), Technical-Debt, Front-end-Standards-Group, Browser-Support-Internet-Explorer, CSS, MediaWiki-General

Dec 10 2019

Volker_E added a comment to T240390: Amend Wikimedia Design team Twitter handle.

Currently waiting for Twitter support to get back about a profile verification step.

Dec 10 2019, 10:59 PM · WMF-Design, Design
Volker_E created T240390: Amend Wikimedia Design team Twitter handle.
Dec 10 2019, 10:26 PM · WMF-Design, Design
Volker_E added a comment to T239183: Enable 'selector-max-id' stylelint rule on MinervaNeue/MobileFrontend.

@ovasileva Yes, indeed.

Dec 10 2019, 7:45 PM · MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.10; 2019-12-10), Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-2019-20-Q2), MobileFrontend, MinervaNeue
Volker_E closed T239183: Enable 'selector-max-id' stylelint rule on MinervaNeue/MobileFrontend as Resolved.
Dec 10 2019, 7:44 PM · MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.10; 2019-12-10), Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-2019-20-Q2), MobileFrontend, MinervaNeue
Volker_E removed a project from T225567: OOUI demos: Hide the content until JS is ready: Patch-For-Review.
Dec 10 2019, 5:37 PM · OOUI
Volker_E closed T225567: OOUI demos: Hide the content until JS is ready as Declined.

In short: We should fix the loading, not hide the loading.

Dec 10 2019, 5:37 PM · OOUI
Volker_E closed T225567: OOUI demos: Hide the content until JS is ready, a subtask of T210039: Demos rendering performance, as Declined.
Dec 10 2019, 5:37 PM · OOUI
Volker_E added a project to T237786: Better sans-serif headings font-weight balance possible with serif headlines?: Patch-For-Review.

Patch provided at https://github.com/wikimedia/WikimediaUI-Style-Guide/pull/316. Also clarifying language a lil better and resolving an error in a sentence.

Dec 10 2019, 1:27 AM · Wikimedia Design Style Guide
Volker_E claimed T237786: Better sans-serif headings font-weight balance possible with serif headlines?.
Dec 10 2019, 1:23 AM · Wikimedia Design Style Guide

Dec 6 2019

Volker_E closed T237781: Confusing sub-sectioning of Components? as Resolved.

With above, I close this task as successfully “resolved”.

Dec 6 2019, 1:54 AM · Wikimedia Design Style Guide
Volker_E added a comment to T237781: Confusing sub-sectioning of Components?.

@schoenbaechler Singular vs plural is an interesting question. Guess it came out of a) using plurals for many fo the “Visual Style” subsections and b) because “Buttons” stand for various types of buttons? But I'm open for majority vote here, will put this into a task of its own though. Captured in T239971.
Search goes alongside a non-static website, which was once started in T164449, but ran into technical cost-benefit issues. It's currently not possible and we have to rely on our SEO being so good, that we can lean back and let “Wikimedia UI dropdown” be googled for us.

Dec 6 2019, 1:53 AM · Wikimedia Design Style Guide