[Design-team] Flickr style notes for the Design Team

Fabian A. Scherschel fab at sixgun.org
Thu Nov 25 21:51:08 UTC 2010

Sounds like a good idea to me! :D


On Thu, Nov 25, 2010 at 10:41 PM, Jef van Schendel <jefvanschendel at gmail.com
> wrote:

> Hi all,
> As some of you may remember, in Máirín's design-pony post [1] one of the
> ideas was to have Flickr-style note-taking for designers to communicate more
> efficiently. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, try it out by
> rolling your mouse over this image [2].
> The obvious benefit of this is that even though we're all over the globe,
> we can still "point at the screen" and comment on different parts of a
> design. I think this would be especially great for UI and web design. :)
> So I did a little research and it seems that Flickr's implementation is
> based on a standard called Fotonotes [3]. Fotonotes also provides a
> Javascript client and it's all open source. I even found a MediaWiki
> extension [4], but you need to patch MediaWiki to get it to work so I'm not
> sure if it's suitable for our own wiki. An example can be found here [5]
> though.
> I tried it out and it's very simple to set up. You can see an instance on
> my fpo space [6], though it doesn't save anything. I also tried out Tipmage
> [7] here [8], which is about the same thing, also in Javascript and open
> source. Double-click to add a note! Again, this doesn't yet save anything.
> Anyhow, I was thinking that we should really set something like this up for
> the Design Team. Like fpaste.org for designers. It doesn't seem too hard
> (even I could get it working!) and it's really extremely cool IMO.
> Has anyone ever tried these before? Any experiences or comments?
> Do you guys think this is possible to set up somewhere? :)
> Jef
> [1]
> http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/03/01/the-one-where-the-designers-ask-for-a-pony/
> [2] http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjl20/2218551175/
> [3] http://fotonotes.net/
> [4] http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Fotonotes
> [5] http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Image:Test_image.jpg
> [6] http://schendje.fedorapeople.org/fotonotes/docs/test_dog.html
> [7] http://digitalhymn.com/argilla/tipmage/
> [8] http://schendje.fedorapeople.org/fotonotes2/test.htm
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