On Jul 27, 2012, at 8:47 AM, Jon Robson <jdlrobson(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> This would be best answered by Brandon.From a personal point of view if the
> mobile site still looks like a mobile site in a desktop browser at the
> start of next year I will be somewhat disappointed with myself.
I, too, shall +1 this.
> I personally believe that mobile is the likely method for accelerating
> athenas development as there are less blockers to do that.
And again, another +1. Mobile allows us to do radical rethinks - both by choice and by necessity. In fact, it was thinking about how we were going to solve some information architecture problems in the mobile space that led to much of the reasoning behind the necessity for Athena in the first place.
> A lot of the existing bottle neck from my perspective is due to a lack of
> volunteer developers in the many mobile projects which slows important
> things like this down. Aside from the new design we are also planning some
> cool stuff for Wiki loves monuments with image uploading via mobile phones
> to commons. Poke me off list if you are keen to give time/expertise to help
> accelerate important initiatives like this. :)
Athena's timeline is murky. We are still very much in the design iteration phase as far as layout and interaction goes. However, the Agora project - a Foundation-specific style guide - is pretty far along and should be completed soon.
Brandon Harris, Senior Designer, Wikimedia Foundation
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