JanKusanagi

Survey: Dianara activity icons

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I've been working on a feature for my Pump.io client, Dianara, to show "activity icons" in the minor feeds. That is, for a "someone posted a comment in reply to whatever", it will show a "post" icon next to it, or in the middle of it, or behind it. For a "favorited something", it will show a heart or similar, depending on your system iconset, and so on.


I have been testing the 3 approaches shown in the image:

  • Icon before avatar, fully separated.
  • Icon before avatar, but sort of "behind" it.
  • Icon after avatar, before activity description, fully separated.
  • 4th one would be in the style of the 2nd one, but located after the avatar, like the 3rd.

I've been thinking of ways to support more than one style without overcomplicated code, but I'd like to get a feel of what people prefer/find horrible. There will be the option of not having these icons appear at all, of course =)

So, which style do you prefer?


EDIT: This can be tested now in the developmen version.

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I like agree with Stephen Sekula about being on the icon before avatar, fully separated. However, as a comment on the icons themselves, the green circle seems like it might be more appropriate for when someone uses the "Share" link to re-post something from someone else?

jxself at 2017-07-19T21:24:46Z

» jxself:

“[...] However, as a comment on the icons themselves, the green circle seems like it might be more appropriate for when someone uses the "Share" link to re-post something from someone else? [...]”

Well, the icon you see there depends on your system iconset.


It's the 'view-refresh' icon from the Freedesktop.org spec. In your iconset, it might be something else entirely, although they are usually some kind of arrow pointing to itself.


As Pump.io is now, at least, the 'share' activities don't appear in the minor feeds, so this particular confusion couldn't happen =)

JanKusanagi at 2017-07-19T21:34:30Z

OK, there's now a rough implementation of this in the development repository, for anyone who wants to see it first hand. Or, you know, first eye =)


If you change this setting, the new effect will be visible when new stuff is received, or if you go to the bottom of a minor feed and click "Older Activities" to receive older stuff.


This setting is located in the "Timelines" page of the program configuration window.

JanKusanagi at 2017-07-20T23:07:08Z

I like how Mastodon and Pleroma do reposts with a full avatar for the original poster and a small avatar in front, in the lower corner of the big one, for the reposter.

The action sigils could be the same. I comment, there's a little comment arrow in my corner, I like, there a little heart/star/whatev in my corner.

Claes Wallin (韋嘉誠) at 2017-07-21T07:30:16Z