Week 12 - April 30 - May 6, 2018

May has started and we're nearing the endgame of this MODX3. We see less drastic changes, but nevertheless important changes. MODX Community Slack discussions have given us some very valuable input for UX improvements this week. We're continuing work on this.

This week's design iterations lead to the following changes:

We got a lot of feedback on the horizontal TV categories and Vasily modified it so the right side does not show in the TV tab:

Regarding the right bar: please note that we're working on MODX here. MODX means 'creative freedom'. This also means that you can change everything. You can move everything around with Manager Customization. This also applies to the right bar. For example, you can move TV's in that right bar if you want to. We're also thinking about shipping MODX3 with some pre-made Manager Customization configurations.

Rinze continues working on some of the following issues:

  • Collapse button is not clear
  • Alignment of elements on the page
  • More contrast (tree)
  • Radio buttons are sliders now, which makes it hard to understand

There are still some discussions going on about design decisions. Join the discussion on #modx-redesign in the Community slack

Testing & build

Testing is progressing slowly, with only a handful of people doing the testing right now. We need more testers! The testing which was done, also got some love from the integrators team, which results in the first build getting closer. The build is a downloadable MODX-version which you are used to. Gauke Pieter made a screencast to help you understand the magical world of testing pull requests on Github for MODX.

Donate!

While the donations started off really good, they are stalling right now. We would like to remind everybody who didn't sponsor or donate yet to do so fast. The budget is still €20.000+ short and extra funding will make it easier to complete the project in the way we want to! Donate here.