Those mockups in full…
You’ve read my last post and now you’re naturally curious about what I’ve come up with. I hope this brings some clarity. Whatever you think, I’d love to hear your feedback. First up, the results of some experimentation in my favourite medium – cardboard. I’ve always said, if it can’t be made out of cardboard and Sellotape™, it ain’t worth making.
As I said last time, some of my goals are:
1. Give comments parity with articles.
2. Enable users to organize content themselves.
3. Mix local content with content from other sites.
Which I sum up with the phrase “bringing back the web.” Here’s how I plan to do that:
I hope you’re getting the idea with this. If you tend to tag the same way I do, you’ll tend to see what I liked and miss what I didn’t – and vice-versa. This gets more useful when there’s more than a handful of comments.
Next are some screen grabs from a page I put together with the aid of jQueryUI. It’s very crude and, just as Aza predicted, it’s definitely wrong. As soon as you feel like feeding back, head to the comment box down below and get those thoughts down quick, while they’re still there.
It’s a prototype tagging interface:
Finally, there’s this mockup of a comment from Sky.com embedded in a BBC.co.uk comment box.
This is more symbolic than anything, representing the sort of interaction I’d like to see happen. In a real deployment, the Sky comment would have the same layout and styling as the BBC comments. It would only appear there because someone had tagged a relationship between it and the BBC story or one of the BBC comments.
So there you go. Those are my ideas regarding comments. Let me know what you think.