Thinking seriously to contribute something to mastodon. Currently I am focused on web apps, so I thought about making an alternative web client. Do you think something like that would be helpful? If not, what do you think a good way to contribute?
@saadnpq Maybe contribute by realizing/fixing one of the Github issues? Making the software better for every user would probably have the biggest impact. :)
@esureL the problem is that most of the code is written in Ruby, which I know nothing about. Maybe I can help with the front end part, I don't know much about the technologies mastodon is based on.
@esureL but yeah, helping with the GitHub issues is the best option. I don't mind learning new stuff. I can start with the easy to fix issues and see how things will go.
@saadnpq Me? I used to use Collapse Mastodon, but now, I just use the single mode, as it seems to work better on a smaller laptop screen.
Collapse Mastodon I think isn't being developed any longer. - I'd use it on my Larger screen with Firefox. - Collapse Mastodon's Chrome version never did work well.
Not sure if that's something that would interest you.
@randynose I was exactly thinking about a UI similar to the advanced view. I reacently opened a feature request on github that would allow us to adjust every column width. I didn't know that it's not active anymore. very helpful information that I will certainly consider. Thanks.
@saadnpq Adjustable Column Widths and the ability to easily add or remove every column, I know you can add and remove some of them with the advanced view, and haven't messed with it lately. - I might have to look at it again. LOL. Just not while I'm using the current device that I'm using. (Chromebook).
@saadnpq making a build of mastodon/pleroma server *that doesn't use any prerequsite not found in debian stable*
@saadnpq if you know anything about ARIA, as a blind Fediverse user, I'd encourage you to look into making clients more accessible. Whether that's contributing to the Mastodon front-end or creating your own client is up to you. On the whole it's pretty good but there's a few places that could do with aria-labels, to replace the UUIDs you get if you didn't label your image when posting it.
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