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Demonstrate drag n' drop file upload (new feature) #240

rossmounce opened this Issue Feb 19, 2016 · 2 comments


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rossmounce commented Feb 19, 2016

For novices, I think it'd be great to demonstrate drag n' drop file uploads, to make them feel more comfortable with some of what github does -> "it's just like DropBox, but better!"

Idea sketch for how this functionality could be incorporated:
0: sign-up
1: upload a .csv (drag n drop)
2: make changes to different lines of .csv, re-upload (drag & drop)
3: show version-diff on web -> "wow, cool"
4: now for the command-line interface...

I'd argue this feature should be demonstrated very early-on to give some early encouragement (a taste of what's to come) and insight into why github is so useful. Who wouldn't want unlimited public file storage for files under 100MB? Having GUI-methods really lowers the barriers for those that are apprehensive. It will hopefully get people interested before the scary terminal CLI-stuff happens.

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iglpdc commented Jun 6, 2016

In my experience comparing to other tools is not worthy as a motivation, as it touches some people's feelings ("my tool also does this thing"), so I'd prefer avoid the mention to Dropbox, but other than that, I think we could add this as a callout or exercise at the end of the Github topic.

@rossmounce would you like to make a PR with this?


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samhalsey commented Mar 29, 2018

@iglpdc I added what I thought about this my existing PR [Updates to episodes 02 and 07 #492]

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