This is the fourteenth post in the series of my weekly GSOC Sugar Labs, where I summarize my week of working with Sugar Labs under GSOC.
This week Samuel and I worked on the frontend and tried to achieve a pleasant UI with a good UX(at least that’s what we think ) Also Samuel fixed the i18n by adding support for variants of english (en-IN,en-GB) and refactoring the whole i18n branch.
Refactoring and fixing the i18n support
Samuel did all of the work of refactoring and fixing up my mistakes on the i18n branch.
Which included moving the logic outside the
wsgi.py and moving pagination away from the
views and fixing . The way i18n is setup we handle each locale differently, unless it’s
en (English), then we re-direct all variants of it (
en-IN Indian English, for instance to ) English
en). However we treat
en-GB differently, since they do all have translations in
po files, although majority of them are in
This is how redirection is done.
UI changing was most challenging part for me. Earlier we were using Bootstrap along with bootstrap-material-design but now we are using a mix of MdBootstrap and port of Airspace theme by Themefisher. Some parts like Navbar and Footer were taken from the SugarLabs Website Redesign project. (Thanks to Pericherla Seetaramaraju) Here are some screenshots of the iterations. You can also experience the new UI here
Old Aslo Detail Page
New Aslo Detail Page
One thing was worked on the was developers section. Earlier we used to show Developers in a vertical list, which extended the page length in some cases.
Old Developer List
Then I thought of replacing the developer card with pills.
Old Developer Pill List
Later list was removed and developer pills were placed inside
Big Picture with Pills
which was finally replaced by horizontal scroll list/carousel with pill as items. Implementation was inspired by https://bootsnipp.com/snippets/featured/carousel-product-cart-slider.
Developer section was not working on small screens so now it gets hidden on small (
sm) and extra small screens (
xs) so as to ensure smooth UX.
Categories were made to look like tags.
Goals for Next Week
Now that UI is almost in place. This week I intend to focus on testing and documentation. Can’t wait to release a fully fledged version of aslo-v3 ( which will be happening very soon ) If you find any typos,mistakes or any other inconsistencies, let me know and I’ll fix them.