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foxfirefey ([personal profile] foxfirefey) wrote in [site community profile] dw_design2011-02-14 01:05 pm

What are the best ways to roll out styled icon/profile pages?

So, one of the projects Styles has been working on is custom icon and profile pages. The stunning [personal profile] exor674 has implemented a backend for custom icon pages; after we implement them for all styles, we will be working on custom profile pages.

One of the concerns is that a good amount of people are going to not see icon pages--and especially profile pages, which are difficult enough to do effectively without shoehorning them into a style--in styles. But we don't want to multiply too many options. Possible strategies are:

  • Add a separate display option for icon and profile pages, or just profile pages since icon pages are far less likely to be troublesome in styles.

  • Don't add any options. All styles will have the ability to display icon and profile pages in the site style, just like entry pages. Somebody who doesn't want to view them can use the style=mine sticky display and set them thus. This will not satisfy the people who don't want to set display options for style=mine, but it's probably the fewest options.

  • Hooking them up to the entry display option--probably not a good idea.
  • Hooking them up to the journal display option--also not a good idea, since few people will be using the site view for their journal.

Other ideas welcome!

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