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Alex Hollender
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Web designer at the Wikimedia Foundation

Recent Activity

Yesterday

Jdlrobson awarded T282254: [Design spike] Determine how to treat red links in user tools/menu a Love token.
Tue, Jun 15, 4:57 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21), Desktop Improvements
alexhollender added a comment to T282254: [Design spike] Determine how to treat red links in user tools/menu.

@Jdlrobson I've updated the task description to make things more clear

Tue, Jun 15, 3:50 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21), Desktop Improvements
alexhollender updated the task description for T282254: [Design spike] Determine how to treat red links in user tools/menu.
Tue, Jun 15, 3:50 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21), Desktop Improvements
alexhollender updated the task description for T276566: User links: treatment at smaller resolutions.
Tue, Jun 15, 12:50 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21), RW-Feature-DI-User-Menu, Desktop Improvements

Mon, Jun 14

alexhollender updated the task description for T284242: Search: treatment at smaller resolutions.
Mon, Jun 14, 9:22 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21), Desktop Improvements
alexhollender added a comment to T198708: [Bug] Middle and control clicking popup footer doesn't open new tab.

@Jdlrobson do you understand what is considered the "footer"? I'm having a difficult time understanding this one.

To the left of the cog.

Mon, Jun 14, 3:43 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), Page-Previews
alexhollender added a comment to T284243: User Links: "You have new talk page messages" at lower resolutions.

I believe the notification bell would have a red dot in this case, so perhaps we can just hide the yellow bar below a certain width?

Mon, Jun 14, 3:39 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21), Desktop Improvements
alexhollender added a comment to T284243: User Links: "You have new talk page messages" at lower resolutions.

@alexhollender are there any other options we could consider e.g. collapsing the message bar into an indicator of sorts at lower resolutions?
Perhaps we can reconsider the idea in T274428 and explore making this position absolute and dismissable?

Mon, Jun 14, 3:38 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21), Desktop Improvements
alexhollender added a comment to T193993: [EPIC] Increase awareness of history and editing community of articles on mobile to anonymous and logged in users.

This is also quite old. I'm going to go ahead and resolve. @alexhollender - let me know if you'd like to keep it open.

Mon, Jun 14, 3:30 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), Advanced Mobile Contributions, Epic, Design
alexhollender added a parent task for T213107: [Bug] Block quotes are truncated instead of faded out: T284095: [GOAL] Page previews maintenance timeboxed sprint.
Mon, Jun 14, 3:02 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), Page-Previews
alexhollender added a subtask for T284095: [GOAL] Page previews maintenance timeboxed sprint: T213107: [Bug] Block quotes are truncated instead of faded out.
Mon, Jun 14, 3:02 PM · Goal, Readers-Web-Backlog, Page-Previews
alexhollender added a comment to T198708: [Bug] Middle and control clicking popup footer doesn't open new tab.

@Jdlrobson do you understand what is considered the "footer"? I'm having a difficult time understanding this one.

Mon, Jun 14, 2:59 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), Page-Previews
alexhollender added a parent task for T195718: Cannot dismiss page preview with keyboard navigation: T284095: [GOAL] Page previews maintenance timeboxed sprint.
Mon, Jun 14, 2:57 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), Accessibility, Page-Previews
alexhollender added a subtask for T284095: [GOAL] Page previews maintenance timeboxed sprint: T195718: Cannot dismiss page preview with keyboard navigation.
Mon, Jun 14, 2:57 PM · Goal, Readers-Web-Backlog, Page-Previews
alexhollender added a parent task for T192489: Page previews settings (“cog wheel“) are not keyboard accessible: T284095: [GOAL] Page previews maintenance timeboxed sprint.
Mon, Jun 14, 2:50 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), Accessibility, Page-Previews
alexhollender added a subtask for T284095: [GOAL] Page previews maintenance timeboxed sprint: T192489: Page previews settings (“cog wheel“) are not keyboard accessible.
Mon, Jun 14, 2:50 PM · Goal, Readers-Web-Backlog, Page-Previews
alexhollender added a comment to T192408: Page preview pokey not positioned correctly when moving cursor quickly across a link.

Is this fixed?
@alexhollender we are focusing on page previews technical/design debt soon. Please consider if this should be a subtask of T284095.

Mon, Jun 14, 1:59 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), Page-Previews
alexhollender added a comment to T201228: Make it possible to reach the page history from mobile diff.

At time of writing it takes 2 clicks to the history page from the diff page - one to click "Revision as of 06:47, 13 June 2018" and then the history link. Is this still too long?

Mon, Jun 14, 1:56 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), Advanced Mobile Contributions, MobileFrontend
alexhollender renamed T189147: [Design spike] Define touch states for tapping elements on mobile web from Provide immediate and consistent feedback when tapping elements on MW to [Design spike] Define touch states for tapping elements on mobile web.
Mon, Jun 14, 1:31 PM · MinervaNeue, Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), Design (RW-Design-Debt)
alexhollender updated subscribers of T189147: [Design spike] Define touch states for tapping elements on mobile web.

@alexhollender should this be tagged with Minerva? Is it still relevant?

Mon, Jun 14, 1:30 PM · MinervaNeue, Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), Design (RW-Design-Debt)
alexhollender added a comment to T164493: When tapping a shortened footnote, the "parent" reference should get highlighted.

@Jdlrobson it seems ready for development. I've just updated the description to make things more clear.

Mon, Jun 14, 1:28 PM · Reading-Web-Local-Wiki-Issues, Cite, Mobile
alexhollender renamed T164493: When tapping a shortened footnote, the "parent" reference should get highlighted from Highlighting shortened footnotes to When tapping a shortened footnote, the "parent" reference should get highlighted.
Mon, Jun 14, 1:28 PM · Reading-Web-Local-Wiki-Issues, Cite, Mobile
alexhollender added a comment to T147641: [EPIC] Improve top of the article user experience - mobile.

@Jdlrobson it seems that all except one (T214653) of the child tasks are complete, so maybe we can close this epic? There are definitely more improvements to be made to the top of article experience on mobile, but not sure there is much guidance / value left in this task.

Mon, Jun 14, 1:17 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), Epic
alexhollender merged task T219659: Improve initial, empty screen search experience into T216743: Page disappears when searching on tablet/desktop.
Mon, Jun 14, 1:15 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Design)
alexhollender merged T219659: Improve initial, empty screen search experience into T216743: Page disappears when searching on tablet/desktop.
Mon, Jun 14, 1:15 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), MobileFrontend
alexhollender added a comment to T219659: Improve initial, empty screen search experience.

We'll be using the new wvui search experience for Minerva (T282473) so I'm declining this ticket.

Is there anything we need to add to T284242 for the wvui search experience to address this particular problem?

Mon, Jun 14, 1:10 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Design)

Fri, Jun 11

alexhollender renamed T284748: User links: Change button icon (logged-in only) from User links: Change button icon to User links: Change button icon (logged-in only).
Fri, Jun 11, 5:55 PM · Desktop Improvements, Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21)
alexhollender added a subtask for T266536: [EPIC] Consolidate user links into a single menu: T284748: User links: Change button icon (logged-in only).
Fri, Jun 11, 5:55 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21), RW-Feature-DI-User-Menu, Epic, Desktop Improvements
alexhollender added a parent task for T284748: User links: Change button icon (logged-in only): T266536: [EPIC] Consolidate user links into a single menu.
Fri, Jun 11, 5:55 PM · Desktop Improvements, Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21)
alexhollender added a project to T284829: Search results list z-index issue: Desktop Improvements.
Fri, Jun 11, 4:35 PM · Desktop Improvements, Readers-Web-Backlog
alexhollender created T284829: Search results list z-index issue.
Fri, Jun 11, 4:35 PM · Desktop Improvements, Readers-Web-Backlog

Tue, Jun 8

alexhollender added a comment to T274428: User Links: Handling of talk page notification.

What is the reasoning behind the capitalization in "You have a new Talk page message"? I noticed this change recently (while working on DiscussionTools) and it was distracting to me.

Not sure what I think about the capitalization. On one side it's the name of the page, on the other side, I agree that "You have a new talk page message" looks better. @alexhollender, @Volker_E - do we have guidelines around this? "You have a new Talk Page message" perhaps?

Tue, Jun 8, 7:08 PM · Patch-For-Review, MW-1.37-notes (1.37.0-wmf.9; 2021-06-07), Notifications, Growth-Team, Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21), RW-Feature-DI-User-Menu, Desktop Improvements
alexhollender added a comment to T282254: [Design spike] Determine how to treat red links in user tools/menu.

@Jdlrobson I apologize for the conflicting information.

Tue, Jun 8, 7:07 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21), Desktop Improvements
alexhollender reassigned T282254: [Design spike] Determine how to treat red links in user tools/menu from alexhollender to ovasileva.

Thanks for your thoughts @RHo & @MMiller_WMF.

Tue, Jun 8, 3:49 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21), Desktop Improvements

Mon, Jun 7

alexhollender added a comment to T274428: User Links: Handling of talk page notification.

What is the reasoning behind the capitalization in "You have a new Talk page message"? I noticed this change recently (while working on DiscussionTools) and it was distracting to me.

Mon, Jun 7, 8:12 PM · Patch-For-Review, MW-1.37-notes (1.37.0-wmf.9; 2021-06-07), Notifications, Growth-Team, Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21), RW-Feature-DI-User-Menu, Desktop Improvements

Fri, Jun 4

alexhollender placed T284243: User Links: "You have new talk page messages" at lower resolutions up for grabs.

@Jdlrobson maybe something like this? push the article toolbar down and put the notice under the user tools

Fri, Jun 4, 5:19 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21), Desktop Improvements
alexhollender added a comment to T284242: Search: treatment at smaller resolutions.

@Jdlrobson I've added a basic mock

Fri, Jun 4, 5:14 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21), Desktop Improvements
alexhollender updated the task description for T284242: Search: treatment at smaller resolutions.
Fri, Jun 4, 5:14 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21), Desktop Improvements
alexhollender created T284323: Fix alignment in AMC menu.
Fri, Jun 4, 4:32 PM · Advanced Mobile Contributions, Readers-Web-Backlog
alexhollender added a comment to T276562: User links, Skins: Provide generalized way to add icons to user links dropdown menu".

hi @alexhollender - some Qs about icons:

ah whoops, just updated the screenshot and yup, it's the userTalk one

Fri, Jun 4, 4:31 PM · MW-1.37-notes (1.37.0-wmf.11; 2021-06-21), Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21), RW-Feature-DI-User-Menu, Desktop Improvements
alexhollender updated the task description for T276562: User links, Skins: Provide generalized way to add icons to user links dropdown menu".
Fri, Jun 4, 4:24 PM · MW-1.37-notes (1.37.0-wmf.11; 2021-06-21), Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21), RW-Feature-DI-User-Menu, Desktop Improvements

Thu, Jun 3

alexhollender updated the image for Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21) from F32384764: profile to F34479559: profile.
Thu, Jun 3, 5:44 PM

Wed, Jun 2

alexhollender updated the task description for T273473: [Epic] Improve the table of contents.
Wed, Jun 2, 11:51 PM · Desktop Improvements, Readers-Web-Backlog
alexhollender updated the task description for T273473: [Epic] Improve the table of contents.
Wed, Jun 2, 11:50 PM · Desktop Improvements, Readers-Web-Backlog
alexhollender added a comment to T283756: Reduce font-size of #siteSub element (i.e. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia tagline).

@Jdlrobson ah gotcha, thanks for the clarification on both points 🙏

Wed, Jun 2, 11:39 PM · Reading-Web-Local-Wiki-Issues, Readers-Web-Backlog, Desktop Improvements
alexhollender added a comment to T283811: 'Talk' link should always be in user menu , even when new user messages bar is shown.

@alexhollender just to make it explicit, it sounds like you are okay with changing the default for all skins to show this link twice?

Wed, Jun 2, 11:37 PM · MW-1.37-notes (1.37.0-wmf.9; 2021-06-07), Notifications, Growth-Team, Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21), RW-Feature-DI-User-Menu, Desktop Improvements
alexhollender added a comment to T273473: [Epic] Improve the table of contents.

@alexhollender is this related to T277717 ?
it's hard to tell without the description.

Wed, Jun 2, 6:30 PM · Desktop Improvements, Readers-Web-Backlog
alexhollender added a comment to T283756: Reduce font-size of #siteSub element (i.e. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia tagline).

@Jdlrobson I'm a little confused by you saying we currently hide the element, but if there's no confusion on your end there I think we can move on.

Wed, Jun 2, 6:25 PM · Reading-Web-Local-Wiki-Issues, Readers-Web-Backlog, Desktop Improvements
alexhollender added a comment to T283811: 'Talk' link should always be in user menu , even when new user messages bar is shown.

apologies for the delay. I think your proposal, @nray, sounds good — showing both the notification and the Talk link seems reasonable to me.

Wed, Jun 2, 6:23 PM · MW-1.37-notes (1.37.0-wmf.9; 2021-06-07), Notifications, Growth-Team, Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21), RW-Feature-DI-User-Menu, Desktop Improvements
alexhollender updated the task description for T284173: Improve talk page message notification.
Wed, Jun 2, 6:22 PM · Notifications, Growth-Team
alexhollender created T284173: Improve talk page message notification.
Wed, Jun 2, 6:21 PM · Notifications, Growth-Team
alexhollender added a comment to T283756: Reduce font-size of #siteSub element (i.e. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia tagline).

@alexhollender currently we hide this element by default in modern Vector. Do we want to show this for all wikis? If so, we probably should update the font-size in the codebase. If not, we should resolve this.

Wed, Jun 2, 5:58 PM · Reading-Web-Local-Wiki-Issues, Readers-Web-Backlog, Desktop Improvements

Tue, Jun 1

Jdlrobson awarded T151115: [EPIC] Improve in-article navigation a Like token.
Tue, Jun 1, 9:00 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), Epic, MinervaNeue, Design
alexhollender added a comment to T151115: [EPIC] Improve in-article navigation.

@alexhollender this is for mobile site but has a lot of overlap with T277717. One possible outcome of that ticket is we have a Vue component that can be applied to the mobile site. Could this task be repurposed so that it builds on top of T277717 in some way, or should it be merged into it?

Tue, Jun 1, 8:14 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), Epic, MinervaNeue, Design
alexhollender added a subtask for T268241: Style language button and menu: T283757: Improve styling of language button.
Tue, Jun 1, 6:48 PM · MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.34; 2021-03-09), Patch-For-Review, Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21), Desktop Improvements
alexhollender added a parent task for T283757: Improve styling of language button: T268241: Style language button and menu.
Tue, Jun 1, 6:48 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog, Desktop Improvements

Thu, May 27

alexhollender updated subscribers of T266536: [EPIC] Consolidate user links into a single menu.

not sure which task to attach this to — recording an idea that was proposed by benny476:

Thu, May 27, 8:40 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21), RW-Feature-DI-User-Menu, Epic, Desktop Improvements
alexhollender updated the task description for T274428: User Links: Handling of talk page notification.
Thu, May 27, 5:17 PM · Patch-For-Review, MW-1.37-notes (1.37.0-wmf.9; 2021-06-07), Notifications, Growth-Team, Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21), RW-Feature-DI-User-Menu, Desktop Improvements
alexhollender added a comment to T282027: Interlanguage selector creates erroneous whitespace on projects that don't have the tagline enabled and use indicators.

In T282027#7114398, @Srdjan wrote:
Also given that I don't think the vast majority of readers are bi or multilingual anyway, I'm skeptical on whether it could be called a "worthwhile tradeoff".

Thu, May 27, 4:22 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog, Vector, Desktop Improvements
alexhollender added a comment to T274428: User Links: Handling of talk page notification.

How does this sound for next steps:

  • We continue with moving the link from the sidebar into the header when there is a new message
  • We create a separate task for duplicating the link (having the link to the talk page appear in the menu while the new message link is available)

@alexhollender, @nray - does that sound ok?

Thu, May 27, 12:54 PM · Patch-For-Review, MW-1.37-notes (1.37.0-wmf.9; 2021-06-07), Notifications, Growth-Team, Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21), RW-Feature-DI-User-Menu, Desktop Improvements
alexhollender created T283811: 'Talk' link should always be in user menu , even when new user messages bar is shown.
Thu, May 27, 12:52 PM · MW-1.37-notes (1.37.0-wmf.9; 2021-06-07), Notifications, Growth-Team, Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21), RW-Feature-DI-User-Menu, Desktop Improvements

Wed, May 26

alexhollender updated subscribers of T282254: [Design spike] Determine how to treat red links in user tools/menu.

@RHo @MMiller_WMF currently, in accordance with the general redlink treatment (Wiki documentation) some (all?) new members of the community see three red links in their personal tools area:

Wed, May 26, 7:45 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21), Desktop Improvements
alexhollender added a project to T283756: Reduce font-size of #siteSub element (i.e. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia tagline): Desktop Improvements.
Wed, May 26, 7:23 PM · Reading-Web-Local-Wiki-Issues, Readers-Web-Backlog, Desktop Improvements
alexhollender created T283757: Improve styling of language button.
Wed, May 26, 7:23 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog, Desktop Improvements
alexhollender updated the task description for T283756: Reduce font-size of #siteSub element (i.e. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia tagline).
Wed, May 26, 7:16 PM · Reading-Web-Local-Wiki-Issues, Readers-Web-Backlog, Desktop Improvements
alexhollender created T283756: Reduce font-size of #siteSub element (i.e. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia tagline).
Wed, May 26, 6:56 PM · Reading-Web-Local-Wiki-Issues, Readers-Web-Backlog, Desktop Improvements
alexhollender added a comment to T177178: Add arrows in section heading to jump to the following/previous section.

@Freddy2001 thanks for making this suggestion and providing mockups. We are currently planning to add a persistent/fixed table of contents alongside the article content (sort of like a sidebar), which I believe will provide the functionality you're requesting.

Wed, May 26, 5:52 PM · Desktop Improvements, Vector, MediaWiki-Interface
alexhollender added a comment to T221024: Make actions menu sticky.

if we're going to work on making anything sticky on the mobile website I think we should prioritize sticky section headers, which would benefit significantly more people

Wed, May 26, 4:41 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), Advanced Mobile Contributions
alexhollender added a comment to T279305: WVUI search suggestion font size is too big.

@Huji what do you mean by "too big"? How are you making that determination?

Wed, May 26, 3:36 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog, Desktop Improvements, WVUI

Tue, May 25

alexhollender added a comment to T274428: User Links: Handling of talk page notification.

It was my understanding following our team conversation that we'll retain the position of the yellow bar /after/ notifications icons rather than before.

My interpretation from that conversation was that it was fine to change the order provided that @alexhollender and @ovasileva approved a screenshot of the change (which I posted in slack). Whether it comes before the bell icon or after the notifications icon (the status quo in legacy vector) is easy to change though. @alexhollender @ovasileva is one position more desirable than the other keeping in mind that this will affect legacy Vector and other skins as well?

Tue, May 25, 11:30 PM · Patch-For-Review, MW-1.37-notes (1.37.0-wmf.9; 2021-06-07), Notifications, Growth-Team, Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21), RW-Feature-DI-User-Menu, Desktop Improvements
alexhollender added a comment to T273085: Deploy more logos for new DIP pilot wikis.

@Jdlrobson ah yea sorry for the confusion there — in legacy there is an SVG for

Tue, May 25, 11:16 PM · Turkish-Sites, Serbian-Sites, Bengali-Sites, Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21), Desktop Improvements
alexhollender added a comment to T276564: User links: Logged-out user links menu treatment.

@alexhollender The mocks seem to have a minimum width or width, do you have a particular value in mind? I've been using width: 12em or 192px, which looks like this: https://jmp.sh/Bz4MeqL

Tue, May 25, 11:14 PM · MW-1.37-notes (1.37.0-wmf.9; 2021-06-07), Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21), RW-Feature-DI-User-Menu, Desktop Improvements
alexhollender added a comment to T274428: User Links: Handling of talk page notification.

It was my understanding following our team conversation that we'll retain the position of the yellow bar /after/ notifications icons rather than before.

Tue, May 25, 11:08 PM · Patch-For-Review, MW-1.37-notes (1.37.0-wmf.9; 2021-06-07), Notifications, Growth-Team, Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21), RW-Feature-DI-User-Menu, Desktop Improvements
alexhollender awarded T283505: [EPIC] Fixed "sticky" site header a Love token.
Tue, May 25, 8:49 PM · Desktop Improvements, Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21)
alexhollender updated subscribers of T273986: How often are language settings used?.

FYI @Pginer-WMF @Amire80 T273986#6876272

Tue, May 25, 8:49 PM · Product-Analytics (Kanban), Desktop Improvements, Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking)
alexhollender closed T273085: Deploy more logos for new DIP pilot wikis as Resolved.

looks good. seems like the Wikimedia Incubator wordmark didn't make it in here. Perhaps we add this to our list for future logo deployments? @Jdlrobson @ovasileva

Tue, May 25, 8:47 PM · Turkish-Sites, Serbian-Sites, Bengali-Sites, Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21), Desktop Improvements
alexhollender closed T273085: Deploy more logos for new DIP pilot wikis, a subtask of T244486: Create new logos for all projects for DI header, as Resolved.
Tue, May 25, 8:47 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog, Desktop Improvements, Logos
alexhollender closed T273085: Deploy more logos for new DIP pilot wikis, a subtask of T273090: Deploy modern Vector and new Vue.js search experience to new pilot wikis, as Resolved.
Tue, May 25, 8:46 PM · Bengali-Sites, Serbian-Sites, Turkish-Sites, Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21), Vue.js (Vue.js Search Experience (Vector modern)), Desktop Improvements
alexhollender added a comment to T275048: Change bolding of search results.

Thanks for the quick reply @Volker_E - I was following the pattern set by @alexhollender in the changes to the general search (added a screenshot below for reference). We didn't do any of our own usability testing to confirm quicker scanning, but after trying it out, it felt like a helpful improvement to carry over. Maybe Alex has additional references about how the decision was made for the new search component?

Tue, May 25, 7:29 PM · MW-1.37-notes (1.37.0-wmf.6; 2021-05-18), WMDE-TechWish-Sprint-2021-05-12, WMDE-TechWish-Sprint-2021-04-28, Editing-team (Tracking), Community-Tech, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Templates, VisualEditor, MediaWiki-extensions-TemplateWizard, WMDE-Templates-FocusArea
alexhollender updated the task description for T282480: [ Eng spike] Consider adding a loading state to the typeahead-search component for loading search results.
Tue, May 25, 7:25 PM · Spike, WVUI
alexhollender added a comment to T282027: Interlanguage selector creates erroneous whitespace on projects that don't have the tagline enabled and use indicators.

I also don't think that decision needs to be made as part of this work, as I don't see the awkward gap being a major issue.

Wikimedians are sensitive to whitespace. It will be a major issue.

Tue, May 25, 7:22 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog, Vector, Desktop Improvements
alexhollender updated subscribers of T282027: Interlanguage selector creates erroneous whitespace on projects that don't have the tagline enabled and use indicators.

[for clarity/simplicity sake I'm using the terms right and left and assuming a LTR language wiki here — the same points apply, just with right/left reversed, for RTL]

Tue, May 25, 7:08 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog, Vector, Desktop Improvements
alexhollender renamed T282480: [ Eng spike] Consider adding a loading state to the typeahead-search component for loading search results from [Eng spike] Consider adding a loading state to the typeahead-search component for loading search results to [ Eng spike] Consider adding a loading state to the typeahead-search component for loading search results.
Tue, May 25, 5:08 PM · Spike, WVUI
alexhollender renamed T282480: [ Eng spike] Consider adding a loading state to the typeahead-search component for loading search results from [ Eng spike] Consider adding a loading state to the typeahead-search component for loading search results to [Eng spike] Consider adding a loading state to the typeahead-search component for loading search results.
Tue, May 25, 5:07 PM · Spike, WVUI
alexhollender renamed T282480: [ Eng spike] Consider adding a loading state to the typeahead-search component for loading search results from [Spike] Consider adding a loading state to the typeahead-search component for loading search results to [ Eng spike] Consider adding a loading state to the typeahead-search component for loading search results.
Tue, May 25, 5:07 PM · Spike, WVUI
alexhollender added a comment to T273093: Design improvements for Search loading state.

here are the steps I followed:

Tue, May 25, 4:44 PM · MW-1.37-notes (1.37.0-wmf.5; 2021-05-11), Vector, Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21), Desktop Improvements
alexhollender added a comment to T273093: Design improvements for Search loading state.

I think it would make sense for this to pass through design review. Where can it be tested @bwang?

Tue, May 25, 4:24 PM · MW-1.37-notes (1.37.0-wmf.5; 2021-05-11), Vector, Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21), Desktop Improvements
alexhollender awarded T282480: [ Eng spike] Consider adding a loading state to the typeahead-search component for loading search results a Like token.
Tue, May 25, 4:20 PM · Spike, WVUI

May 7 2021

alexhollender added a comment to T276561: User links: Logged-in user links menu treatment without icons (for anonymous users no change).

Remove all the colors on hover/active/visited including the underline on the hover state, make text black for all states, and grey out the selected item for the full length of the menu width on hover?

May 7 2021, 6:07 PM · Patch-For-Review, MW-1.37-notes (1.37.0-wmf.6; 2021-05-18), Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21), RW-Feature-DI-User-Menu, Desktop Improvements
alexhollender added a comment to T282196: Language button adds itself incorrectly to new user menu on Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons.

@Jdlrobson my apologies for not being on top of this (I could have sworn we did spec this out somewhere, but alas). This is how I've been imagining it:

May 7 2021, 5:19 PM · MW-1.37-notes (1.37.0-wmf.11; 2021-06-21), Vector, UniversalLanguageSelector, Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21)
alexhollender updated subscribers of T276561: User links: Logged-in user links menu treatment without icons (for anonymous users no change).

hi @alexhollender - Q re: hover/visited states for links in the new personal menu (including the personal page link + icon) -- the mocks in the ticket indicate that the links are all black - are there different colors for hover/active/visited states?

May 7 2021, 4:34 PM · Patch-For-Review, MW-1.37-notes (1.37.0-wmf.6; 2021-05-18), Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21), RW-Feature-DI-User-Menu, Desktop Improvements
alexhollender created T282254: [Design spike] Determine how to treat red links in user tools/menu.
May 7 2021, 4:32 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21), Desktop Improvements
alexhollender added a comment to T277534: TypeaheadSearch component: Localization issue on quotation marks.

@alexhollender: Could you confirm whether the quotation marks are necessary in the treatment? I ask because there's some heavy lifting involved in making them localisable.

WVUI tries to be as agnostic of MediaWiki as possible, including being agnostic of MediaWiki's i18n/l10n services. Currently, we have to parse and pass in the messages from MediaWiki to the WVUI component(s) that we're using. For this task, we have to go a step further and pass a function that parses a message; and we have to use the v-html Vue.js directive to use the result of the function, which is advised against.

May 7 2021, 4:24 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21), Vue.js (Vue.js Search Experience (Vector modern)), I18n, Vector (Vector (Tracking)), WVUI

May 6 2021

alexhollender added a comment to T273093: Design improvements for Search loading state.

@alexhollender Do you have a preference for the spacing when thumbnails are disabled, aka when the icon doesn't expand?

When thumbnails are enabled, we set the left padding to 24px to aligned with the search icon: https://jmp.sh/IipqpMN
But here's what the loader looks like with 24px when thumbnails are disabled: https://jmp.sh/xhGg2uq
Alternatively, we could set the left padding to 36px when thumbnails are disabled to align with the input: https://jmp.sh/bcD2UFw

May 6 2021, 7:34 PM · MW-1.37-notes (1.37.0-wmf.5; 2021-05-11), Vector, Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21), Desktop Improvements
alexhollender reassigned T281408: small fixes to community prototype from alexhollender to sgrabarczuk.

@Jdrewniak awesome, looks great. @sgrabarczuk would you like to do one final inspection before we put the banners up?

May 6 2021, 7:21 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21)
alexhollender updated subscribers of T280401: Centred `thumb` images should not have centred captions.

@stjn thanks for clarifying. Perhaps worth checking with @Volker_E — do you have any sense of whether or not it was intentional to center captions in Minerva? I am fine with non-centered captions (as proposed here).

May 6 2021, 7:19 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog, MinervaNeue
alexhollender added a comment to T157145: Twitter cards don't work for any projects besides Wikidata.

@Jdlrobson one final addition to the audit: WeChat (which according to this chart is quite popular: https://www.statista.com/statistics/258749/most-popular-global-mobile-messenger-apps/). Any ideas on that one?

May 6 2021, 4:58 PM · MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.35; 2021-03-16), MediaWiki-Core-Skin-Architecture, Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21), MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.21; 2020-02-25), Patch-For-Review, User-notice, User-Nikerabbit
alexhollender added a comment to T280401: Centred `thumb` images should not have centred captions.

@stjn thanks for filing this. While I think I understand your proposal it would be helpful if you could include screenshots (possibly with circles/arrows/annotations) to make it extra clear what your proposal is.

May 6 2021, 4:55 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog, MinervaNeue

May 5 2021

alexhollender closed T157145: Twitter cards don't work for any projects besides Wikidata as Resolved.

the current state of things for posterity:

May 5 2021, 8:14 PM · MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.35; 2021-03-16), MediaWiki-Core-Skin-Architecture, Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21), MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.21; 2020-02-25), Patch-For-Review, User-notice, User-Nikerabbit
alexhollender closed T157145: Twitter cards don't work for any projects besides Wikidata, a subtask of T56829: [Goal] Implement support for sharing protocols, as Resolved.
May 5 2021, 8:13 PM · User-Nikerabbit, Goal, MediaWiki-General