First off, this is really great work. It's awesome seeing this come to life.
The original design I did (http://d.pr/i/LYn8) was intended to work within a
responsive, flexible grid- specifically, Twitter Bootstrap
(http://twitter.github.io/bootstrap/). Regardless of the content being for a
desktop application, there's no reason to discount the use case of someone
learning about GIMP while on the bus, and visiting the site on their phone.
The awesome thing about Bootstrap is that the "mobile version" comes in the
framework for free without the need for any extra dev work.
Regarding the background, I totally agree that a blurred, less distracting
version would be more effective. Very good call.
Just wanted to pop in and say thanks for all the hard work! :) Feel free to
hit me directly if you have any questions/concerns.
Mike Finch //
Twitter // @160south
On Friday, April 12, 2013 at 3:01 PM, Chris Mohler wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 12, 2013 at 4:23 PM, Kasim Ahmic <kasim.ah...@gmail.com
> (mailto:kasim.ah...@gmail.com)> wrote:
> > To be completely honest, I purposefully avoided mobile support. Considering
> > that GIMP is a desktop exclusive program, I figured that adding mobile
> > support would be a waste of time. If there is enough demand for it, however,
> > I'll attempt to add it.
> I would at least have a look at adding something like bootstrap.
> Adding a few classes to your divs and you'd be 99% done. Most
> elements would then scale to fit tablets/mobile, etc.
> Use case A: I'm out at the bar and talking about design work. My
> companion mentions how all the software you need is expensive. I
> point out GIMP can handle quite a bit, esp when it comes to web and
> photos. My companion asks "can it do X"? I look it up on the site.
> Site looks bad == project looks bad.
> Use case B: Loss of internet connection, no local help installed, but
> access to web via a mobile data plan. Easy to access the docs on the
> I doubt these cases are common, really - but using something like
> bootstrap or unsemantic doesn't take long and handles them nicely.
> Just my opinion really - I see it as a relatively small amount of
> effort even if the gains are small.
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