Hey Colm,

I know it's been a while since this was discussed, but is it still part of
your Modulz roadmap?

Modulz itself seems like a great, simple product by the way – style is
absolutely on-point.


On Friday, February 22, 2013 7:04:09 PM UTC-8, Colm Tuite wrote:

I recently offered my help to make spree beautiful<https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups=#!topic/spree-user/1RntCEuUPEU>.
Some positive feedback was nice to see so thanks for the encouragement.
After thinking about this some more, I had an idea which you might be
interested in.

I just launched Modulz <http://www.modulz.co> which was pretty well
received. I thought about designing a Modulz add-on pack which would
include multiple variations of Spree interface sections. So, multiple
variations of "related products", "headers", "footers", "cart", "checkout"
and whatever other layouts are common to Spree. It would also include
multiple elements. So, multiple buttons, form inputs etc.

You would sign into Modulz, choose which Spree Modulz you need, download
the HTML and CSS and plug it into your Spree app. You could then customize
your Modulz using the usual customization options which are demonstrated on
the Modulz website.

This approach would offer you multiple, customizable Modulz, rather than
being stuck to one whole template.

Interested to hear your feedback.

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  • Ryan Bigg at Sep 6, 2013 at 3:40 am
    Colm, I am offended by your comments. Calling Spree 'mediocre' is an
    extreme offence to the hard work of Alexey and the rest of us who have
    worked hard on Spree over the years. Please refrain from making destructive
    comments like this in the future. Comments like this breed an environment
    which is damaging and not a good use of anybody's time.

    My replies to your first post were in response to your vagueness in
    describing effectively and clearly how Spree's interfaces were not
    "insanely sexy".
    https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searchin/spree-user/Colm/spree-user/1RntCEuUPEU/rhdOUv2Ly-4J.
    You basically refused to go into any detail what so ever and gave up the
    point after Sean explained clearly that Spree is designed to be plain so
    that people can then go ahead and customize it.

    I explained after this point that we would be open to having other themes
    done for spree, such as our spree_fancy theme.

    I did not reply to the second post regarding Modulz because I did not have
    anything to add to that discussion. Modulz does appear to be only for
    marketing sites only, based on my short investigation. I do not see how
    this could be useful to Spree stores. Maybe I am missing something.

    If you would like to contribute back to Spree, the best way to do this (as
    outlined by Nate as a reply to your first post) would be to create your own
    theme along the similar lines of spree_fancy, and make that available to
    the Spree community.

    Thank you for your time.


    On Fri, Sep 6, 2013 at 1:10 PM, Colm Tuite wrote:

    Hey Benjamin,

    Thanks for the positive feedback :)

    I offered my help twice on this forum. My first attempt was met with
    hostility, the second was completely ignored. I was honestly willing to
    spend a few weeks redesigning the interface for free, but nobody seemed
    overly interested. The powers that be seem very protective over Spree and
    don't actively encourage people to improve the design. My guess is that it
    will remain a mediocre product forever, which is a shame.

    Since, this topic went completely unnoticed, I doubt it will ever come to
    fruition.


    On Sunday, 1 September 2013 13:53:56 UTC+1, Benjamin Johnston wrote:

    Hey Colm,

    I know it's been a while since this was discussed, but is it still part
    of your Modulz roadmap?

    Modulz itself seems like a great, simple product by the way – style is
    absolutely on-point.


    On Friday, February 22, 2013 7:04:09 PM UTC-8, Colm Tuite wrote:

    I recently offered my help to make spree beautiful<https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups=#!topic/spree-user/1RntCEuUPEU>.
    Some positive feedback was nice to see so thanks for the encouragement.
    After thinking about this some more, I had an idea which you might be
    interested in.

    I just launched Modulz <http://www.modulz.co> which was pretty well
    received. I thought about designing a Modulz add-on pack which would
    include multiple variations of Spree interface sections. So, multiple
    variations of "related products", "headers", "footers", "cart", "checkout"
    and whatever other layouts are common to Spree. It would also include
    multiple elements. So, multiple buttons, form inputs etc.

    You would sign into Modulz, choose which Spree Modulz you need, download
    the HTML and CSS and plug it into your Spree app. You could then customize
    your Modulz using the usual customization options which are demonstrated on
    the Modulz website.

    This approach would offer you multiple, customizable Modulz, rather than
    being stuck to one whole template.

    Interested to hear your feedback.

    --

    Ryan Bigg
    Community Manager
    Spree Commerce, Inc.
  • Colm Tuite at Sep 6, 2013 at 4:17 am
    Hey Ryan,

    Sorry to hear I offended you, that wasn't my intention at all. I can
    appreciate the hard work that went into getting Spree where it is today and
    I respect that. So I apologize for coming off a bit harsh.

    The reason I gave up was not because of Sean's reply, it was because I
    realized that you either thought Spree's designed couldn't be improved much
    or you were personally offended at my suggestion and were never going to be
    able to see past it. I also emailed Brian Quinn, who never replied. So,
    after a certain amount of hostility and ignorance, I just gave up.

    The truth is, I thought you were fobbing me off. I think it's quite clear
    that both Spree's UI (user flows, interaction design, layouts, mobile
    design) and its visual design (colors, typography, icons etc.) are far from
    their full potential. That goes for Spree's themes, admin and marketing
    site. I didn't think it needed any explaining, I thought it was just
    obvious. So when you seemed a little reluctant, I thought you just didn't
    want to get into it.

    What I was proposing, was that I would design multiple variations of Spree
    modules and package them up as a Modulz pack. So users could choose between
    different Spree headers, Spree footers, Spree cart modules, Spree checkout
    screens, Spree Product Pages, Spree Product lists etc. All modules would be
    beautiful and responsive. Users could choose between a variety of color
    schemes. Users could choose between flat and glossy (gradients, shadows
    etc.) design styles. I'm surprised to hear you say you had nothing to add
    to that suggestion. Perhaps I didn't explain myself well enough in my post.

    Again, I apologize to you and anyone else I might have offended.
    On Friday, 6 September 2013 04:40:41 UTC+1, Ryan Bigg wrote:

    Colm, I am offended by your comments. Calling Spree 'mediocre' is an
    extreme offence to the hard work of Alexey and the rest of us who have
    worked hard on Spree over the years. Please refrain from making destructive
    comments like this in the future. Comments like this breed an environment
    which is damaging and not a good use of anybody's time.

    My replies to your first post were in response to your vagueness in
    describing effectively and clearly how Spree's interfaces were not
    "insanely sexy".
    https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searchin/spree-user/Colm/spree-user/1RntCEuUPEU/rhdOUv2Ly-4J.
    You basically refused to go into any detail what so ever and gave up the
    point after Sean explained clearly that Spree is designed to be plain so
    that people can then go ahead and customize it.

    I explained after this point that we would be open to having other themes
    done for spree, such as our spree_fancy theme.

    I did not reply to the second post regarding Modulz because I did not have
    anything to add to that discussion. Modulz does appear to be only for
    marketing sites only, based on my short investigation. I do not see how
    this could be useful to Spree stores. Maybe I am missing something.

    If you would like to contribute back to Spree, the best way to do this (as
    outlined by Nate as a reply to your first post) would be to create your own
    theme along the similar lines of spree_fancy, and make that available to
    the Spree community.

    Thank you for your time.



    On Fri, Sep 6, 2013 at 1:10 PM, Colm Tuite <colm...@gmail.com<javascript:>
    wrote:
    Hey Benjamin,

    Thanks for the positive feedback :)

    I offered my help twice on this forum. My first attempt was met with
    hostility, the second was completely ignored. I was honestly willing to
    spend a few weeks redesigning the interface for free, but nobody seemed
    overly interested. The powers that be seem very protective over Spree and
    don't actively encourage people to improve the design. My guess is that it
    will remain a mediocre product forever, which is a shame.

    Since, this topic went completely unnoticed, I doubt it will ever come to
    fruition.


    On Sunday, 1 September 2013 13:53:56 UTC+1, Benjamin Johnston wrote:

    Hey Colm,

    I know it's been a while since this was discussed, but is it still part
    of your Modulz roadmap?

    Modulz itself seems like a great, simple product by the way – style is
    absolutely on-point.


    On Friday, February 22, 2013 7:04:09 PM UTC-8, Colm Tuite wrote:

    I recently offered my help to make spree beautiful<https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups=#!topic/spree-user/1RntCEuUPEU>.
    Some positive feedback was nice to see so thanks for the encouragement.
    After thinking about this some more, I had an idea which you might be
    interested in.

    I just launched Modulz <http://www.modulz.co> which was pretty well
    received. I thought about designing a Modulz add-on pack which would
    include multiple variations of Spree interface sections. So, multiple
    variations of "related products", "headers", "footers", "cart", "checkout"
    and whatever other layouts are common to Spree. It would also include
    multiple elements. So, multiple buttons, form inputs etc.

    You would sign into Modulz, choose which Spree Modulz you need,
    download the HTML and CSS and plug it into your Spree app. You could then
    customize your Modulz using the usual customization options which are
    demonstrated on the Modulz website.

    This approach would offer you multiple, customizable Modulz, rather
    than being stuck to one whole template.

    Interested to hear your feedback.

    --

    Ryan Bigg
    Community Manager
    Spree Commerce, Inc.

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