[xwiki-devs] GSoC 2011-"Mobile Skin for XWiki Enterprise"

Supreet Pal Singh supreetpal at gmail.com
Wed Mar 23 13:04:13 UTC 2011

Hey Caty,
Thanx :)
Also,I went through those links and the sketches heres what I think:

1. Jerome's version does look better and simple but I feel it would lack the
ease of use as most of the functions would be present in a separate menu
which could be reached through the '+' . More clicks leads to a less
intuitive UI and downgrades user experience. On the other hand, Jerome's
version gives a lighter and better look with only the main functions on the
homescreen. What needs to be looked into is whether the main options are
sufficient to cater an average user such that we can ignore the 'more
clicks' aspect.
What I have also noticed is that Jerome's version does include all the
functions present on yours yet has an option '+' and even your version has
an empty function box so I am guessing there are/would be more functions
that need to be present or added.
Personally, I am in favor of your version of the skin because its functions
serve as tabs for dynamic lower portion of the screen, the static layer of
links to the various functions/screens makes it easy to navigate for the

2. Even I feel that the two scrolls on the comments page should be done away
with instead it should take the whole page.

And I am new to XWiki and its development tools so I would be needing your
help to get on track so please bare with my newbie questions.
1. I have downloaded 'xwiki-enterprise-installer-generic-3.0' and would be
following the instructions as given on
http://platform.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/DevGuide/Skins  , is this the
correct approach?
2. What else can I do to get a better know how and integrate myself more in
the project?

On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 12:31 AM, Ecaterina Moraru (Valica) <
valicac at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 20:19, Supreet Pal Singh <supreetpal at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Hey Caty,
>> Thanx for getting back to me on that , I am currently going through the
>> links but due to my University examination which are going to be held over
>> the next 3 days I would be a little slow. Also would you mind sharing with
>> me you IRC nick?
> The nick is evalica. Good luck with your exams.
> Thanks,
> Caty
>> Thanx,
>> Supreet
>> On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 1:56 AM, Ecaterina Moraru (Valica) <
>> valicac at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> Also check out:
>>> http://platform.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Features/Skins
>>> http://platform.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/AdminGuide/Skins
>>> http://platform.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/DevGuide/Skins
>>> Thanks,
>>> Caty
>>> On Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 22:09, Ecaterina Moraru (Valica) <
>>> valicac at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Hi Supreet,
>>>> This project is really nice and can be approached from a variety of
>>>> angles (we can have same functionality, but a different suitable for mobiles
>>>> skin; or we can think of a set o limited functions  to provide for the
>>>> mobile versions, etc).
>>>> I've done some sketches with a vision of a limited-mobile version of
>>>> XWiki:
>>>> http://incubator.myxwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Improvements/MobileSkin
>>>> maybe this will give you some ideas.
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Caty
>>>> On Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 18:36, Supreet Pal Singh <supreetpal at gmail.com>wrote:
>>>>> Hi
>>>>> I am Supreet and I would like to participate in GSoC-2011. I am mainly
>>>>> interested in contributing to the project idea "Mobile Skin for XWiki
>>>>> Enterprise". I have been working on web development for the past two
>>>>> years
>>>>> and developed a couple of websites. I have a good knowledge of
>>>>> and CSS , I also know PHP and am learning Javascript. If someone could
>>>>> help
>>>>> me regarding this , I would be really thankful.
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