So I'm gonna start by the end, this is really good testing and feed-backs,
thanks a lot!
Now let's dive in :)
On Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 10:43:30AM -0800, Kirk Bridger wrote:
So I tried just now with a small image ~0.5MB jpg. I saw a bullet
point appear at the top of the page saying the image was below
minimum width. Two things:
1 - Could that error text be made more obvious? Coloured? Highlighted?
There were inconsistencies in the css class used, now all the errors appear in
2 - Could image minimums be provided on the upload page so I know
ahead of time when choosing the image?
This is present in the contribute page:
See section 'Technical requirements'. I'm not sure yet about repeating the
on the submission page a second time, I'll think more about it.
One of the issues being of course that if we change the requirements that's two
places to update instead of one, another is that people might skip the longer
list of requirements because we also provide a shorter one.
I tried again with the same image as the first time, noting that
last time I did not give it a name (assuming the fields are all
optional as no indication as to what is required on the form).
Ok, I had done something wrong in the forms, now it will tell you if one of the
mandatory field is missing.
3 - Could that kind of uniqueness be checked prior to upload rather
than waiting 1 minute and then having it fail?
Unfortunately not really, you submit the whole form at once.
Or does the filename
even matter? If so how - not clear on the page. Could we randomly
append some characters if it doesn't matter?
The name is in fact the title of the image.
If you hover over the images on the actual page, that's what you'll see:
Maybe renaming the field from 'Name' to 'Title' would help.
4 - After seeing that error I just changed the name and clicked
submit. Problem was the image file was lost on the form and I
didn't know I had to re-choose the image to upload. Is it possible
to just allow them to change the name and re-submit? If not could
it be made more obvious that the file must be re-selected and
Here again, with the form now fixed, if one field is missing it will let you
5 - Could the filename be on the left of the browse button? I think
web patterns for uploading are that the object is on the left and
the action on the right. If no file is selected perhaps some simple
text to indicate that e.g. "Please select the file you wish to
upload." or something.
I can look into switching the places sure.
6 - Can the page allow multiple files to be picked? Or is that a
I do not think this will come, at least clearly not for the next release.
I added some random characters to the name and re-submitted the
image. This time it seems to have worked, as I am taken to another
page with a bullet item thanking me for the submission (looks like
it took me to Home and added the bullet item to the top).
7 - Can it be made more obvious that the upload was a success?
Normal (as in not warning nor error) information message are now displayed in
Finally the license is a text field - does it make sense to have it
be a dropdown of acceptable licenses? Or is it just the one option?
In either case a link to the license descriptions seems helpful. If
it is just the one option then disable the text box to make it more
obvious the user has no choice (or just make it text with a link to
If we can come up with the list of all the acceptable licenses, I'll be glad to
change this text field into a drop-down list.
In the meanwhile, CC-BY-SA is the default license but we let the contributor
change it to whatever license they prefer and the admin will be able to
allow/reject submission also based on the license used.
I'll try to fix the 'Browse' <-> 'file name' position and push
the changes to
the server as well.
Thanks again for the feedbacks,