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Opened 5 months ago

Last modified 3 months ago

#7448 new enhancement

Plugins: Consider combining screenshot and banner.

Reported by: dufresnesteven's profile dufresnesteven Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: lowest
Component: Plugin Directory Keywords: close 2nd-opinion needs-design-feedback
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Description

In looking through the meta ticket list... I don't see anything related to why we chose a banner for the first visual of the page and a screenshot section below. ( Maybe it's a legacy problem where the banner dimensions are not suitable for a rotatable screenshot preview?)

The banner has become important in communicating plugin quality which slants the playing field towards commercially driven plugins and teams who have access to design teams.

It's a common paradigm to show the banner with screenshots prominently on the page in the same interaction zone and we should do the same.

Smaller plugin developers could focus on creating good, useful screenshots to communicate the value of their plugin as opposed to forcing together a banner image with their limited graphic design skills (speaking for myself). I mean, the counter argument is that they could provide a screenshot as their banner but with the way the experience is configured, that would be unpredictable.

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Speaking of those design skills :)

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Change History (2)

@dufresnesteven
5 months ago

Speaking of those design skills :)

#1 @dd32
3 months ago

  • Keywords close 2nd-opinion needs-design-feedback added
  • Priority changed from normal to lowest
  • Type changed from defect (bug) to enhancement

I don't personally think that this is remotely viable, as the screenshots aspect ratio's are often significantly different.

That being said, this seems like feedback that should go the design team instead, and see if it's something they'd like?

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