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Denise ([staff profile] denise) wrote in [site community profile] dw_design2012-01-31 02:31 am

small project for a designer to start with!

I've been horribly remiss about posting design opportunities, but this started to annoy me tonight while I was working on something else, so I opened a bug for it:

Bug 4304: email posting setting should get some updates

This is the "Email Posting" setting on the Mobile tab of Account Settings, and it's horribly dated-looking. If anybody wants to try your hand at a new version, have at it! Even just a rough mockup would be awesome. Some suggestions are in the bug, but generally I'd like to streamline the layout, eliminate all the duplicated text, and fix the horrible alignment glitches produced by the checkboxes, as well as using some AJAXy goodness to only show one additional (non-used) entry box at a time.

the Email Posting section of the Mobile tab of Account Settings
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[personal profile] sophie 2012-01-31 07:58 am (UTC)(link)
A thought that I'm having: The screenshot says "one of your confirmed email addresses". If by that it means a validated email address on the account, then it's probably better to use a dropdown or similar rather than a text box.
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[personal profile] marahmarie 2012-02-01 01:56 am (UTC)(link)
But what if it actually means this?

Allowed sender addresses

Only the addresses listed below are allowed to post to your account via the email gateway. If no addresses are listed, you won't be able to post via the email gateway. We'll send errors only to the address(es) you've selected.

A "confirmed email address", as I understand it, is not the same thing as an "allowed sender" address. If I'm to take both pages at face value, you cannot post by email without 1) having a confirmed email address *and* 2) listing an "allowed sender" address on that one page, yet nowhere does any page state that you'll need to complete both tasks before you can post by email.

edit Forgot to add that other than trying to figure out what's meant by "confirmed" as opposed to "approved", and why it isn't mentioned on any one page that both sorts of email addresses are needed, that your idea is good - it should be a dropdown for confirmed addresses, imo.

I looked at the HTML in Web Dev's live HTML editor, thinking I'd try my hand at the dropdown box myself, and while the little checkboxes are lining up OK for me, I can see why they might not for some people, since the HTML seems a little inconsistent.

From the bug: * maybe make it a table so we can dispense with all that repeated text?

It's already a table, so that might be a problem. :)
Edited (more info) 2012-02-01 02:09 (UTC)