Aminah, I realize belatedly that we hadn’t completed our discussion of the new icon design for the sutta view (vs. the search results view). Because of the deadline, I’m implementing a compact version of your sketch:
I’ve omitted your suggested “listen to blurb” chat icon for now since I’ve realized that the screenread will actually read the blurb in section 1. Adding the chat icon would be redundant, but let’s revisit in v1.1.
There was no ellipsis “…” icon, so I arbitrarily chose the folder icon just to see if that might work for you. I will actually hide that icon for v1.0 since we haven’t worked out the “Other Resources” interaction.
I really like your idea of lending more prominence to Other Resources. You’ve suggested a modal dialog for that. That will work, although I have some hesitancy to use a “Settings” component for navigation. I haven’t thought about this deeply in the rush to v1.0, so I’ll be omitting the Other Resources icon until we can talk freely with less urgency.
I’ve left the section Play buttons in. They seem to be of value, although I don’t use them much given the SuttaPlayer.
I’ve noticed that the existing SCV doesn’t speak sutta acronyms well, so I fixed that for v1.0
@Blake, I will be updating content from SuttaCentral starting now. This will provide a steady barrage of requests. If this is a problem let me know and I shall stop the batch job.
This will take a few minutes…
Update completed. No changes. I will repeat this on Friday as part of SCV release of v1.0.
Possibly not. There might be another content update in the next 16 hours (Bhante just made some corrections). I’ll re-run the content update tomorrow morning. Until then I’m in “code freeze” just testing.
Hmm. No changes. I think we’ll have to revisit this in v1.1.
I still see the MN79 typo (Middles Discourses). My script pulls from the live SC site, not Github, so I’ll need to take a look at that code.
I’ll proceed with v1.0 release shortly after breakfast.
Release v1.0 features Aminah’s redesign of the SuttaCentral Voice user interface. You will notice a cleaner, slimmer design that relies on icons. It’s so HARD to make things simple! Thank you, Aminah!
In v1.0 we also have downloadable play lists. For example, suppose you want to listen to two suttas. Both of the following will get you a downloadable playlist:
NOTE: If your downloads are long (e.g., DN33), you will experience timeouts. Simply retry. The timeouts will require a lot more work to resolve. Basically the solution will be to have pre-computed sound samples for everything and that’s a tall order. Right now we TTS on demand.
Also of interest is that preferences can now be stored in cookies. The new UI avoids those pesky cookie pop-ups, so you’ll have to set your cookie preference manually.
There’s a lot of new code in the new release. Please let us know of bugs, features, confusions, etc.
BTW, normally we would overlap SCV staging and release so that you could preview and provide feedback on features. However AWS charges us for that feature, so I’ve been relying on screenshots to keep you up-to-date. This means that your feedback will happen post-release. However, what is released is simply a guess that requires review and changes for v1.1.
@sabbamitta, we shall be very curious to hear your feedback on downloadable playlists. I think you might already be using downloads and the feature has been completely rewritten. Of particular interest is how you might use it to download multiple suttas if that is of interest to you.