Features wanted

Pieter Belmans is currently coding and testing a new version of the Stacks project website. What would be very useful is to have some more feedback from you, the user! Please leave a comment on this blog post if

  1. There is something that doesn’t work on the current site (broken links, etc).
  2. There is something you don’t like about the current set up.
  3. There is a feature you’d like to see in the new version.

Any suggestions, annoyances, recommendations, etc will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Geeks only: Of course, just like the Stacks project itself, the Stacks project website is an open source project and you can hack it yourself if you want and know how to. To get your work incorporated back into the site, you may want to talk to Pieter before doing too much work. Send us those cool layouts, visualizations, web-apps, etc, please!

7 thoughts on “Features wanted

  1. When I look something up, I often download the latest “book” version, so I can also look things up offline (because I find the stacks project ridiculously useful). Possible idea that may be easy to implement: have an appendix where all tags are listed alphabetically, hyperlinked, so someone offline can look up tags too. (Perhaps I’m the only one left who looks things up offline, in which case this is only useful to me…)

  2. A mobile version would be really neat, but that’s probably too much to ask for at this point… It’s just that the Stacks project is so useful as a reference that I find myself wanting to pull up a definition or statement of a theorem as I’m walking around talking to people (cuz all the cool kids are talkin’ bout stacks.)

    • Yes. First off, I think Pieter at least wants to make sure that the website looks fine on a tablet (ipad, kindle, etc).

      But this is a great opportunity for somebody to jump in and make an app… For example it could start with an app that provides a search functionality as here.

      What annoys me is that it seems there is no easy way to write a “universal” phone app (one that runs on all different kinds of smart phones). Thus perhaps it makes more sense to write a “web app”, which will run in the phone’s browser (any browser).

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