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
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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