These are chat archives for Sensorica/valuenetwork

11th
Jan 2016
Bob Haugen
@bhaugen
Jan 11 2016 15:37
@/all - I think it would be great to have the software be skinnable. Better to keep the whole stack open source, in my opinion, though.
Our maps got clobbered when MapQuest killed their previously free community tiles for Open Street Maps.
Anything else that is not open source is subject to the same retraction.
Maria Frangos
@mfrangos
Jan 11 2016 16:35
I agree @bhaugen. But perhaps we could combine the two. @christroutner is this possible? I find that one theme never has it all. In any case, using a theme will really speed things up. There really is no need these days for customised graphics for software. As I said to @christroutner , I’d rather focus on the UX. Another advantage to doing it this way is that we can iterate quickly and allow the community to test pages and sections.
Once we decide on a theme, I’m going to use it as a basis for all future wireframes.
Chris Troutner
@christroutner
Jan 11 2016 19:41
I'll try to check it all out this afternoon.
Bob Haugen
@bhaugen
Jan 11 2016 19:42
By the way, I'm just expressing my opinion on the open source bit. It's your project and your fork at this stage, so do what you and your user base think best, and I'll shut up about it.
Maria Frangos
@mfrangos
Jan 11 2016 19:45
You make a valid point @bhaugen I had thought about it too, which is why I later included the link to the open source theme. If we are going to make the NRP completely open source, not just in terms of the APIs and the back-end code but from the front-end as well, we need to ensure that we are authorised to do so.
Chris Troutner
@christroutner
Jan 11 2016 21:55
I agree with using open source whenever possible. It's going to have much better support and documentation than a ThemeForest template. I like them both though. The ThemeForest template has everything and the kitchen sink. The open source theme uses LESS instead of CSS, which is a problem for me, but a sign of a the times. It wouldn't hinder me though. I should be able to combine elements from either theme.
I agree @mfrangos that you should focus on UX. If you can demonstrate an imagined UI flow using one or both of those themes, I should be able to implement it by manipulating and combining the source code from those two themes.