Thursday, August 22, 2019

A second MOSS award

Great news everyone! We have been granted another award from the Mozilla Open Source Support program (MOSS).

A second award, you say. What was the first one about?

You can read about what we did with the first award from this blog post.

What about this second award?

This time we are receiving $15,000 to help us improve the website's interface. More specifically, this award will enable us to (finally) complete the Responsive UI project that was initiated a couple of years ago.

"Responsive UI" means that the content of the website will adapt to the size of the screen. The end goal is to make Tatoeba easier to use from a mobile device.

Changes will be introduced gradually, over 8-9 months, so you won't be just waking up one day and notice a completely new Tatoeba. Instead, every week you will see a little something new.

The look and feel of the website will slowly become more consistent throughout all pages.
The new sentence design will slowly get features from the old design, until everything is migrated and we can finally fully switch to the new sentence design.
The layout and content of each page will be reviewed, steering away from the two-column layout and towards a single-column layout.

Week after week, we will put the pieces together so that we can, after 8-9 months, we can make the final switch: make the UI responsive.

Getting involved

This won't be an easy project and we will need all the help we can get.

You are therefore all invited to get involved to ensure that we achieve a new interface that is more pleasant to use on mobile devices, while also being more pleasant to use on desktop.

If you are interested to help with UI/UX design, contact me at I also encourage you to read the discussion we had on the Wall not so long ago about user experience.

If you are interested to help with the code, have a look at our guide on how to contribute as a developer.

There is always plenty of things to do and you can help no matter your level of skills!

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