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#204 new enhancement

Balance the learn more link with the chat times on homepage

Reported by: shaunandrews Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: Make (Get Involved) / P2 Keywords: has-patch needs-ui
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Description

Rather than have a CTA link for each block on the make homepage, buttons would look better and be easier to click. This would also provide some balance alongside the chat times. Along with this, we can remove the "weekly IRC chat" copy and replace it with a simpler "Meets."

An alternate solution is to remove the button/link altogether and make each block clickable.

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Links instead of buttons

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Change History (11)

#1 follow-up: @samuelsidler
4 years ago

I think I'm in favor of this or something similar, but I'm definitely not in favor of making the entire box clickable – I dislike huge click targets. A button does feel kind of weird. What's the rational for a button-style versus a better looking link (maybe bold or styled in another way)?

#2 in reply to: ↑ 1 ; follow-up: @shaunandrews
4 years ago

Replying to samuelsidler:

A button does feel kind of weird. What's the rational for a button-style versus a better looking link (maybe bold or styled in another way)?

A link is easier to miss. The button is a bigger call-to-action (and click target) and, honestly, just feels better in the flow of the page.

I'm definitely not in favor of making the entire box clickable – I dislike huge click targets.

Any particular reason why? Just in this context, or in general?

@shaunandrews
4 years ago

Links instead of buttons

#3 in reply to: ↑ 2 @samuelsidler
4 years ago

(Sorry for the delay replying to this.)

Replying to shaunandrews:

A link is easier to miss. The button is a bigger call-to-action (and click target) and, honestly, just feels better in the flow of the page.

Not opposed, just looks weird to me. The link design you posted isn't a big enough call-to-action, you're right. Can we try it bold? Or styled in some other way? Perhaps we should be using a different blue for those links?

Any particular reason why? Just in this context, or in general?

In general. Click targets that large are annoying if you're trying to copy text or otherwise deal with data inside the click target. Of course, we could make the header in each box clickable in addition to the "learn more" links/buttons.

#4 @samuelsidler
4 years ago

  • Summary changed from Balance the learn more link with the chat times to Balance the learn more link with the chat times on homepage

This ticket was mentioned in IRC in #wordpress-meta by sams. View the logs.


4 years ago

#6 @samuelsidler
4 years ago

@shaunandrews: Still want to work up a design/fix here?

#7 @melchoyce
2 years ago

  • Keywords needs-ui added

#8 @samuelsidler
11 months ago

@mapk is working on a new design for the make homepage, which should consider this. Note that I think we should entirely remove chat times from the homepage in favor of a more helpful landing page for the community.

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