These are chat archives for biojs/biojs

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Feb 2018
Yo Yehudi
@yochannah
Feb 16 2018 10:04
@rowlandm paginated browse is a realistic use-case, no? (happy to be argued with)
rowlandm
@rowlandm
Feb 16 2018 10:08
I think so. But I would imagine that "if" we get bigger no-one would be wanting to go one by one through the modules?
Although I imagine if you could "browse" through the modules graphically, maybe they would?
Would be good to find out how people use Biojs.io
Yo Yehudi
@yochannah
Feb 16 2018 10:08
that's my thinking - if we can get a screenshot, for example, I'd love to see them
rowlandm
@rowlandm
Feb 16 2018 10:09
That would be pretty cool
Yo Yehudi
@yochannah
Feb 16 2018 10:09
at BiVi in 2015 that was a critique of the current registry, that it didn't have pics
rowlandm
@rowlandm
Feb 16 2018 10:11
I could see a categories table and an option to convert to a visual browse
but the visual browse would be rendered properly or just be an image of something that was pre-processed
Yo Yehudi
@yochannah
Feb 16 2018 10:14
I think both have value - asking tool providers to add a screenshot.png to the root, or getting the backend to do it as a bonus feature, gives us relatively fast-loading visualisations. They would probably be faster and easier to implement than an actual live interaction - and also multiple live implementations on the page might not work unless they were fullscreen.
that is, I think thumbnail-style browsing has to be static
screenshot + click through to the actual interactive vis
rowlandm
@rowlandm
Feb 16 2018 10:16
I agree
Where's the fancy homepage for D3?
rowlandm
@rowlandm
Feb 16 2018 10:21
Actually, here is another question
Yo Yehudi
@yochannah
Feb 16 2018 10:21
ok
rowlandm
@rowlandm
Feb 16 2018 10:22
What do we provide that D3 doesn't in terms of providing a home for modules?
What if we ended up being just a "Visual Index" of D3?
Yo Yehudi
@yochannah
Feb 16 2018 10:23
well, not all biojs is vis, or d3...
rowlandm
@rowlandm
Feb 16 2018 10:23
good point
I think we provide a bit more infrastructure too....
Yo Yehudi
@yochannah
Feb 16 2018 10:24
I think probably so - the workmen is afaik not something d3 does.
I assume we experimented with any npm api out there and decided it wasn't sufficient, right?
rowlandm
@rowlandm
Feb 16 2018 10:35
No idea!
Gotta go - talk to you later!
Sarthak Sehgal
@sarthak-sehgal
Feb 16 2018 12:28
Hi, I'm new to the community. I'm interested in "Frontend Website Student Project for BioJS" project of OBF (GSoC 2018). Is OBF open to separate projects for frontend and backend or should a proposal contain both frontend and backend for BioJS?
Yo Yehudi
@yochannah
Feb 16 2018 12:37
Hey Sathark! These are going to be separate projects.
A single proposal for just the front end would be great, although you're welcome to also propose for the backed separately if that interests you too
(that sounds like a lot of work though :D)
Sarthak Sehgal
@sarthak-sehgal
Feb 16 2018 12:41
Thanks for the help @yochannah! :smile:
Where do I start contributing and suggesting some UI/UX changes for the websites?
Yo Yehudi
@yochannah
Feb 16 2018 12:45
We have a few tickets that could use some help, but not too many - biojs/organisation#16 is one
If you would like to suggest any additions or changes to https://github.com/biojs/biojs.github.io that would be fine - ask in the chat or create an issue
and actually something that would be really useful if you have enough time is to figure out how to get https://github.com/biojs/edu on gh-pages in github.
see here for more of the issues re biojs edu: biojs/organisation#20 - it has jekyll plugins that means gh-pages can't build it properly. We need to either replace all the plugins or generate a copy locally and then upload it to gh-pages manually if that makes sense
Yo Yehudi
@yochannah
Feb 16 2018 12:53
Right, to make it simpler: several of these issues are labelled Google Summer of Code :) https://github.com/biojs/organisation/issues
Sarthak Sehgal
@sarthak-sehgal
Feb 16 2018 13:14
Thank you @yochannah
I think @alkesh47 is already working on biojs/organisation#4, how can I contribute to this? Are AngularJS codebase proposals welcomed for the website? I'm looking forward to front-end oriented projects..
Yo Yehudi
@yochannah
Feb 16 2018 13:20
You're right that he's been working on it, yes. I think we've decided we'd like to go with vue.js for the front-end project most likely - and more than one student is welcome to work on a proposal for this project :)
@rowlandm @DennisSchwartz please correct me if I'm mistaken
Sarthak Sehgal
@sarthak-sehgal
Feb 16 2018 14:00
@yochannah So the idea is to merge biojs.io and biojs.net and shift the platform to VueJS, right?
Alkesh Srivastava
@alkesh47
Feb 16 2018 14:28
Yep, that's the approach that has been finalised. I'm currently working on preparing a high level plan for the transistion.
rowlandm
@rowlandm
Feb 16 2018 17:39
That's right @yochannah
I think we are all on the same page