- Significantly improve and re-imagine the theme browsing screens for a better user experience.
- More beautiful, visually focused, fast, and up to date with the current times of mobile ubiquitousness, flexible resolutions and retina devices.
- Make it easier and enjoyable for people to find the best and most suitable themes for their needs and tastes.
- Possibly implement a Backbone.js based plugin to handle the display of themes, that takes over themes.php.
- Puts the focus on screenshots (retina and larger if we can balance it with backwards compat), removes unnecessary visual burdens from the main browsing experience.
- Make it fast, instant searches within your collection. Rethink how we deal with filters.
- Remove tabbed interface. Show your current theme collection and a way to add more: http://cl.ly/image/3w2h0C0J2K12
- Alternatively, use an "add new" button: http://cl.ly/image/3Q0V0r0A3r0Q
- Simplify "current theme" block, highlight the active theme as the first theme on the gird: http://cl.ly/image/292t0y2O1i1o
- Theme info expanded-views, maybe multiple screenshots support: http://cl.ly/image/42122a3J3K3V
- Or mobile screenshot if theme has responsive-design tag: http://cl.ly/image/2y1I0W000D3C
- Another approach for multiple screenshots: http://cl.ly/image/3g1J3A0e161k
This work will also transition into revamping the .org directory with the goal that searching for and installing a theme is equally rewarding and consistent no matter where you start.
Past experiences: look at lessons learned from the WordPress.com theme showcase.
To be decided.
samuelsidler, matveb, melchoyce, jacobdubail, shaunandrews.
helen and DH-Shredder1 are on board for helping as well.