[jitsi-users] A new layout for text chat


#1

Hello,

a thing that bothers me with Jitsi is the design of some components,
especially the text chat.
The main points are:
-old messages from history are grey (by default), so they are hard to read
-name and date of messages catch your focus instead of the content
-the message "Jitsi is recording the conversation..." just appears
inbetween your own messages without any separation
-it is hard to tell which message belongs to whom
-because no text is separated it looks unstructured

So I created a design preview in html (it is inspired by common
messangers). I would be willing to invest my time in implementing this
design (in two/three weeks from now). I already inspected some of the
code I would need to change.

My question is, whether this is actually wanted or if there are things
that make it very complicated.

Thanks & Regards,

Fritz Gruetz


#2

Hello,

a thing that bothers me with Jitsi is the design of some components,
especially the text chat.
The main points are:
-old messages from history are grey (by default), so they are hard to read
-name and date of messages catch your focus instead of the content
-the message "Jitsi is recording the conversation..." just appears
inbetween your own messages without any separation
-it is hard to tell which message belongs to whom
-because no text is separated it looks unstructured

A less "programmer style" gui would be nice to have indeed.
I personally do not have a problem with it. The theme should be switchable.

So I created a design preview in html (it is inspired by common
messangers). I would be willing to invest my time in implementing this
design (in two/three weeks from now). I already inspected some of the
code I would need to change.

Thats how Jitsi looks on Android :slight_smile:

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Am 27.09.2015 um 16:17 schrieb erik: