Design/Archive/Wikimedia Foundation Design/Agora Control Library

The Agora Control Library is a series of styles and behaviors for common controls that are reused across projects within MediaWiki.

Current state edit

There is a mediawiki.ui library (documentation) in core, written in Less. You can see it working in the MediaWiki desktop living style guide.

Each team who will be using controls from the Agora Library is writing their controls in LESS within their own project; some of these are entirely new controls, and some override or enhance the mediawiki.ui ones. The next step is to move these new or modified controls into core so they are available to all developers. For example, the Flow discussion software implemented revised button design, and Gerrit change 103494 updates core to these designs.

The initial look and feel of Agora Controls was outlined in Agora_specs.pdf in August 2013; however, this is an iterative process and controls will change during implementation.

Existing & planned controls edit

Buttons edit

Buttons come in 4 basic types, Neutral, Progressive, Destructive, and Constructive

Quiet action edit

Button without a border and background. Same 4 types Neutral null state and Progressive/Destructive/Constructive

See and use the buttons in the living style guide with commentary.

Progress bar buttons edit

Segmented control edit

Toolbars edit

Toolbar button edit

Toolbar button icon only edit

e.g. VE tool buttons; also a Flow board's Full-Collapsed-Small view icon trio?

Toolbar button with icon and label edit

e.g. VE page settings

Sub-toolbar "drawer" edit

e.g. VE toolbar for advanced text styling

Toolbar flyout edit

e.g. VE toolbar junk drawer (more v)

Input fields edit

Text input fields come in many styles, with special behaviors, such as search, validation, and content obscuring in the case of passwords.

Single-line input edit

Multi-line input edit

Search input edit

Validated input edit

Password input edit

Special cases edit

ULS language selector control

Date picker control

Flyout edit

e.g. Flow "action menu" in topic bar.

e.g. Flow post moderation actions (Hide/Suppress/Delete)

Actionable edit

Dual action or collapsible (top, left, bottom, right anchoring)

Informational edit

Anchored to element and triggered by focus state (top, left, bottom, right anchoring)

Flyout menu edit
Flow topic actions

vertical list of actions in a stacked menu]

Guide/Hint edit

Control edit

Radio button edit

Dropdown edit

Combo box edit

Multi-select edit

Field edit

Requested by Fundraising tech

Dropdown edit

Check box edit

Number stepper edit

Sliders edit

Precise edit

Imprecise edit

Action rail edit

Notifications/toasters edit

Alerts edit

Saves edit

Connection issues edit

Progress indicators edit

Full page edit

Determinate/percentage edit

Indeterminate edit

Requested controls edit

Button with image edit

Requestor: Growth Team (WMF)

Use: Getting started (also [☺ Thank] button in Flow, Reply button in Flow with icon)

bug 55535

Status : Not designed

Button with status indicator edit

Requestor: Core Features (WMF)

Use: Flow/submit

Bug :

Status : Not designed

Multi-line text button edit

Requestor: Growth Team (WMF)

Use: Getting started

bug 55535

Status : Not designed

Flyout menus edit

Extended actions edit

Requestor: Core Features (WMF)

Use: Flow Action menu

bug 55535

Status : Designed

Horizontal action menu edit

Requestor: Core Features (WMF)

Use: Flow Flag actions

bug 55535

Status : Designed

Rich controls edit

Language selector edit

Requestor: Language Engineering (WMF)

Use: ULS

Bug :

Status : Not designed

Date picker edit

Requestor: Wikidata

Use: Data Input

Bug :

Status : Not designed

See also edit