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Proposal to simplify the icon #4

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sungwoncho opened this Issue Nov 9, 2015 · 4 comments

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sungwoncho commented Nov 9, 2015

The icon currently has too much information and there is a room for improvements in the visual department.

From Atmosphere's daily scores, we (1) draw the graph, (2) calculate 5-star rating, and (3) calculate our own score. I think making these three features optional can be beneficial for two reasons:

  1. Icon will look a lot cleaner and easier to understand.
  2. For many packages, those features almost always look less than stellar. Thus package authors are less likely to adopt the icon.

Note that I am not proposing to remove the feature altogether. We will keep them and they will still be available. We will probably iterate on them in the future. Below is the example summarizing the proposal.

Default (icon.meteor.com/package/iron:router):

localhost_3000_package_iron_router

Scores turned on (icon.meteor.com/package/iron:router?scores=true):

localhost_3000_package_iron_router_scores_true

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tomitrescak commented Nov 9, 2015

Looks very nice. Good job there!!! If you need help let me know!

On Monday, November 9, 2015, Sung Won Cho notifications@github.com wrote:

The icon currently has too much information and there is a room for
improvements in the visual department.

From Atmosphere's daily scores, we (1) draw the graph, (2) calculate
5-star rating, and (3) calculate our own score. I think making these three
features optional can be beneficial for two reasons:

  1. Icon will look a lot cleaner and easier to understand.
  2. For many packages, those features almost always look less than
    stellar. Thus package authors are less likely to adopt the icon.

Note that I am not proposing to remove the feature altogether. We will
keep them and they will still be available. We will probably iterate in the
future. Below is the example summarizing the proposal.

Default (icon.meteor.com/package/iron:router):

[image: localhost_3000_package_iron_router]
https://cloud.githubusercontent.com/assets/8265228/11011835/6be6ceb4-8540-11e5-992e-d7e7e05d1007.png

Scores turned on (icon.meteor.com/package/iron:router?scores=true):

[image: localhost_3000_package_iron_router_scores_true]
https://cloud.githubusercontent.com/assets/8265228/11011842/7dfec0d4-8540-11e5-8f93-0e5a9b759039.png


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sungwoncho commented Nov 10, 2015

The feature is deployed. Feel free to leave feedback here.

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ianserlin commented Nov 11, 2015

This is a good change, the "5 star rating feature" was a bit of a black box and in most cases felt misleading.

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sungwoncho commented Jan 26, 2016

Thanks for the feedback. Closing this because the changes have been in effect for almost three months.

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