Again: You are expecting people to stop their paid work, work for free for Joomla
For web developer and users Joomla is a tool for their business and, for me, it’s also more than a tool, it’s a great community that is incomparable from the other CMS out there.
People can give what they can, and here they do, on this very post with 362 replies that present great ideas and even alternatives to the actual design and more than 355,496 views.
browse all channels that there are and then directly implement whatever you throw at them.
If you categorized, as I said, the “Joomla! Ideas Forum” or the “Joomla! Development” (Maybe they should be together anyway)
forum, people can choose easily what are their area of interest or expertise and participate.
Also, if its possible to implement, a system of vote attach to each post by both the people working on Joomla as coder and the community to make each ideas/post can take more weight with time and finally became a reality.
A system like that will really help to make Joomla a real “Community Driven CMS”
A new channel like that should be promote and explain by Joomla to bring the people that want to participate in.
I didn’t choose the “Joomla! Development” — “User eXperience (UX)” (and maybe I should have)
because I want to reach the most people possible as I find the topic so important for Joomla.
You say that a lot of people contribute here and produce great stuff for Joomla. Then where are they? Ask Kawshar and he will tell you how much support he got from the community for his template. Hint: It was 0. Zero. People are quick to complain about stuff and they praised his stuff and bashed the Joomla stuff on Facebook like crazy, but not a single person came forward from those who wrote there and helped out with his backend template.
It wasn’t zero, I take my time to test his template locally and present visual fixes and suggestions to Kawshar (as I’m not a great coder) and also few others people try it and bring their wise input, but because this is not an “Official” channels everything finally dilute to nothing.
Again keep Github for the code developers and build and advertise a real channel for the rest of the community that can bring, categorized and promote great ideas and input to the project.
Most of your proposals are just CSS edits. Why don't you edit the accompanying SCSS files and create a pull request for that?
I’m not a clean coder, I can tweak almost everything but not in a pro way. All my work will have to be review by a pro — Double the time to do the work, this is not efficient.
Anyway, this is how UI-UX development work;
1- Ideas, ergonomics and visuals are refined by people that use the software (the community) and web designer and pro in UI-UX — Coders, here to, should bring suggestions to keep everything in reality.
2- Visual propositions are presented
3- Everybody input on it
4- Final design (photoshop) is made
5- Coder start their job
To do my design presentations here, I work the css of the template on my local server and photoshop section that demand deeper code change, How can I do that on Github ?
I still don’t really understand how Github work even if I post some suggestions in it.
For a good finish, I see that some details, that I talk about here and on Github that was implemented in the latest release.