Continuing the discussion from Which is Better? Discourse or Flarum?:
I want to contribute and continue good discussing here (I learned that everything can be improved and that doesn’t mean that previous state was wrong).
I love Discourse, their team, the civilized discussion concept and almost everything we see here on Meta
But I don’t agree that Discourse is keeping old because to be simplier and I found that premise actually false.
We have the same profile icon repeated three times with a ton of unused lists at profile pages, a lot of bloat in notifications panel and a super complex layout of keyboard shortcuts that probably only a couple of devs found useful.
That’s not simple at all. And we get the same feeling
founding the reply button (I’m OK with the not-reply-nonsense approach) at the first time, creating a topic and/or using moderation basics tools, building the site (!)
I’m the only one that founds the floating timeline on mobile super weird?
I’m trying to move it to the bottom and make it bigger using CSS but I’m not a dev so it takes me a lot of time until something changes and broke my workarounds.
Improving is day-today activity: Categories, new, latest and central buttons was redesigned and I found that movement great for our audience experience
IMHO the whole thing building products and services is to think like our audience (or better talking directly) on the first steps, and point the all the work -beyond security and values- into that.
Discobot didn’t changed the fact that Discourse can improve a lot the experience getting a minimalistic approach from UI/UX perspective and updating some design concepts to modern ones.
Modern is not complex, old is not simple. Modern and old can be simple and beautiful at the same time.
Please, don’t get wrong on this! We already know that UI/UX is only the package, but we are in 2023 and Discourse is supposed to exist for all-the-people (not only for devs like Stack Overflow).
- I want simplistic UI/UX
- I want modern UI/UX
- I’m OK as is
- I don’t care
Note to team → please move or edit wathever you consider appropiate on this topic. You are doing a superb job over here!