Feathercoin daemon and wallet production version 0.17.0.1

[DEV] Feathercoin Web Site Development & Artwork


  • Moderators | Tip wrapper

    Maybe the “mobile site!” is a design specification on its own? and potential for additional innovative features in the future.


  • Regular Member | Tip Pryderi

    Woop, this gets me excited! ::)


  • administrators | Tip MrWyrm

    I think the circuitry designs send out the wrong message. You need an inclusive design that suits the theme of friendly community and doesn’t scream ‘geeks’ or ‘hackers’. Bright, clean and clear white but with bold splashes of slightly softened primary colours, hinting at friendliness. Its important IMO that people feel safe, the design is a huge part of that.


  • Regular Member | Tip chrisj

    [quote name=“wrapper0feather” post=“52539” timestamp=“1389823000”]
    Maybe the “mobile site!” is a design specification on its own? and potential for additional innovative features in the future.
    [/quote]

    Yes one of the requirements should be that it is responsive design.


  • Regular Member | Tip chrisj

    Kevlar has a point when he says that our opening line states what we are in the negative:

    [center][i]Feathercoin is an Internet currency [b]not[/b] controlled by any central bank or institution[/i][/center]

    What do people feel about this instead:

    [center][i]Feathercoin is an Internet currency [b]free from[/b] any central bank or institution[/i]

    [i]Feathercoin is an Internet currency [b]independent of[/b] any central bank or institution[/i]
    [/center]

    Also what about the word [i]authority[/i] does that belong in there instead of institution?


  • Regular Member | Tip HopeStillFlies

    [quote name=“chrisj” post=“52569” timestamp=“1389841785”]

    Also what about the word [i]authority[/i] does that belong in there instead of institution?
    [/quote]I would say that in order to incite, so you probably want to stick with institution.

    Institution is much more vague referring to governments, reserves, banks and private money systems.


  • Moderators | Tip Wellenreiter

    [quote name=“chrisj” post=“52569” timestamp=“1389841785”]

    [i]Feathercoin is an Internet currency [b]independent of[/b] any central bank or institution[/i]
    [/center]

    [/quote]

    If there would be a voting, I’d vote for the above and stick with institution.

    Also may be it’s worth to use ‘decentralized’ like

    Feathercoin is an Internet currency based on a decentralized infrastructure and [b]independent of[/b] any central bank or institution


  • | Tip Severino

    Again thanks for the points everyone.

    [quote name=“MrWyrm” post=“52554” timestamp=“1389828539”]
    I think the circuitry designs send out the wrong message. You need an inclusive design that suits the theme of friendly community and doesn’t scream ‘geeks’ or ‘hackers’. Bright, clean and clear white but with bold splashes of slightly softened primary colours, hinting at friendliness. Its important IMO that people feel safe, the design is a huge part of that.
    [/quote]
    Fair point and I think you’re right about the colours. Also the use of rounded fonts give a soft, caring feel to it.

    [quote author=chrisj link=topic=6616.msg52562#msg52562 date=1389831813]
    [quote author=wrapper0feather link=topic=6616.msg52539#msg52539 date=1389823000]
    Maybe the “mobile site!” is a design specification on its own? and potential for additional innovative features in the future.
    [/quote]

    Yes one of the requirements should be that it is responsive design.
    [/quote]
    Yeah once we choose a theme, we can develop the responsive version designs as well.

    [quote author=chrisj]
    For convenience I have laid out Sev’s design’s on a Google Doc drawing board.

    https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1orkheq_SxXRPVexglILynO47xY3mqDWDTHIEQ3jQuMM/
    [/quote]
    Great idea. I’ll keep an eye on it.


  • Moderators | Tip wrapper

    [b]Feathercoin is a cryptographic key backed currency based on a decentralized infrastructure and is independent of any central bank.[/b]

    Is “snappier” we don’t have to tell everyone everything in one sentence. I changed it cause we’re not just on the internet. Don’t use this, it is just “rough idea”


  • Moderators | Tip wrapper

    [b]Mobile Phone & Non English language Feathercoin v3 web sites versions and start pages.[/b]

    I meant we need a separate design project for the “Smart phone web site”. Perhaps even the “3rd world facilities web site”

    These are the “Main pages” for those slightly different requirements.

    As we are trying to be international, perhaps some Other Languages -> Can run Separate front pages?

    eg Non English - front page to “official volunteers” like lizhi could do Chinese and could officially link direct to the main site.

    I think we need a hard ware fund, to make sure some basic web API services are distributed. This could facilitate and speed up implementation in non EU / USA countries.


  • Moderators | Tip wrapper

    This is where change control and testing would come in.

    The “Your Ideas for Feathercoin” menu buttons were not updated / re replicated correctly when new tools were added to the main forum.


  • | Tip mirrax

    [quote name=“wrapper0feather” post=“52625” timestamp=“1389873086”]
    [b]Feathercoin is a cryptographic key backed currency based on a decentralized infrastructure and is independent of any central bank.[/b]

    Is “snappier” we don’t have to tell everyone everything in one sentence. I changed it cause we’re not just on the internet. Don’t use this, it is just “rough idea”
    [/quote]

    Complicated sentence. (but very correct)


  • Moderators | Tip wrapper

    I’ve rented a “Digital Ocean” cloud host site ($10 month). My son wants to set up a p2pool.

    Its in Amsterdam, I have one droplet but could install another in which"test Feathercoin web sites" could be deployed.

    For testing / appreciation of the potential new web site designs to members? Possible no holds barred weekend hack fest etc…


  • | Tip Tuck Fheman

    [quote name=“chrisj” post=“52569” timestamp=“1389841785”]
    Kevlar has a point when he says that our opening line states what we are in the negative:

    [center][i]Feathercoin is an Internet currency [b]not[/b] controlled by any central bank or institution[/i][/center]

    What do people feel about this instead:

    [center][i]Feathercoin is an Internet currency [b]free from[/b] any central bank or institution[/i]

    [i]Feathercoin is an Internet currency [b]independent of[/b] any central bank or institution[/i]
    [/center]

    Also what about the word [i]authority[/i] does that belong in there instead of institution?
    [/quote]

    I know I ruffle a lot of feathers when I do this … but I don’t care, come after me.

    I like the new wording, however it does not rid Feathercoin from experiencing the obvious inevitable comment, “[i][b]Yeah, but ACP[/b][/i]”.

    So, to me throwing the above line around as FTC’s cornerstone is not going to go over well for teh haters (and there are a plenty), which I know is not your target audience, but it will get back to your target audience via teh haters in time and then FTC’s possibly lost the trust of said target audience.

    It’s slightly disingenuous IMHO, until ACP is gone.

    Ok have at me.


  • Moderators | Tip wrapper

    At the current time forum post are bumped straight to the top of the thread when they are viewed.

    I invented / applied a system, in which for this case,

    [b]Each forum post view, would raise the post one in the list. This system would automatically keep popular post high in the list.[/b]

    New posts still start at the top. Less useful posts, or short term News Items would drop down the list.

    I propose applying this technique to solve a known cause of failure, discriminating useful posts in a large forum. As it is by a self aligning method it applies no additional strain on moderators or members.


  • Regular Member | Tip chrisj

    [quote name=“HopeStillFlies” post=“52572” timestamp=“1389842221”]
    [quote author=chrisj link=topic=6616.msg52569#msg52569 date=1389841785]

    Also what about the word [i]authority[/i] does that belong in there instead of institution?
    [/quote]I would say that in order to incite, so you probably want to stick with institution.

    Institution is much more vague referring to governments, reserves, banks and private money systems.
    [/quote]

    Good feedback, thanks.


  • Moderators | Tip wrapper

    lets not mention the competition… (when did you see - Pepsi is not Coke?)

    [b]Feathercoin is a modern, open, distributed currency.[/b]


  • Regular Member | Tip chrisj

    [quote name=“Tuck Fheman” post=“52662” timestamp=“1389886164”]
    [quote author=chrisj link=topic=6616.msg52569#msg52569 date=1389841785]
    Kevlar has a point when he says that our opening line states what we are in the negative:

    [center][i]Feathercoin is an Internet currency [b]not[/b] controlled by any central bank or institution[/i][/center]

    What do people feel about this instead:

    [center][i]Feathercoin is an Internet currency [b]free from[/b] any central bank or institution[/i]

    [i]Feathercoin is an Internet currency [b]independent of[/b] any central bank or institution[/i]
    [/center]

    Also what about the word [i]authority[/i] does that belong in there instead of institution?
    [/quote]

    I know I ruffle a lot of feathers when I do this … but I don’t care, come after me.

    I like the new wording, however it does not rid Feathercoin from experiencing the obvious inevitable comment, “[i][b]Yeah, but ACP[/b][/i]”.

    So, to me throwing the above line around as FTC’s cornerstone is not going to go over well for teh haters (and there are a plenty), which I know is not your target audience, but it will get back to your target audience via teh haters in time and then FTC’s possibly lost the trust of said target audience.

    It’s slightly disingenuous IMHO, until ACP is gone.

    Ok have at me.
    [/quote]

    Does Bush or any person or small group have the ability to control the network in any way? Does ACP have any more features than the control of depth or the off button?

    Centralisation is not absolute, it’s a continuum. It’s also not a moral issue, the actions of individuals is. An environment that has centralised aspects will over time afford bad behaviour on average but does not necessarily do so. Right now all cryptos are “centralised” sociologically speaking, how was the fork in Bitcoin averted in March? The pool operators have one another’s phone numbers.

    The point is that the distributed network is our goal at the end of this never ending journey we are all on unlike the Banks whose sole aim to control. But we will never reach our goal if we are not prepared to make the hard choices on the way.

    Just my opinion, thought I appreciate the concern. Does anyone have a perspective on this?


  • Moderators | Tip wrapper

    Also, if you want to get meta perspective, ACP is only centralised on a consensus of the past, when someone tries to re-write it.

    At the time the transactions happened it was a decentralised consensus.

    At no time was ACP a requested feature, it was only ever implemented as the minimum of 2 evils, the other being attacked to the detriment of loyal miners. I sat there in the attack watching my coins get unconfirmed and disappear from the wallet, so perhaps have a different perspective…


  • Regular Member | Tip chrisj

    Ok I had a meeting with @Severino this afternoon following the comments from people on this thread, Peter Blachford and @Kevlar most of which are on this [url=https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1orkheq_SxXRPVexglILynO47xY3mqDWDTHIEQ3jQuMM]Google Doc[/url]. Send me your Gmail if you wish to comment.

    Points made were:

    [list]
    [*]The market price should be displayed high up
    [*]Other key stats like hashrate and Market cap too?
    [*]Tools button should smooth scroll to the bottom with a grid including QR Code generator etc
    [*]The 3 boxes below the hero image should be:
    [/list]
    [list type=decimal]
    [*]Why Feathercoin
    [*]Where to buy
    [*]Where to spend
    [/list]
    [list]
    [*]Do lighter version of the same theme. This is because this theme will need to be distributed across the forum etc it might be that the light text on black is too difficult to read when applied to the forum
    [*]AB Testing should be done on 2 or 3 key designs
    [/list]

    So the overal information hierarchy should be:

    [list type=decimal]
    [*]Basics - Why Feathercoin
    [*]Necessities - Buy and Sell
    [*]Ancillaries - Tools
    [/list]

    Over to you!