We’re excited to share with you the Taiga Diaries. After every sprint demo, we’ll share with you all the awesome features we keep building. That way, you’ll be able to have a sneak peek at how Taiga Next is shaping out.
The Taiga Diaries surely deserve a specific category ”taiga diaries” at our Community space, the team is eager to know your thoughts and comments as we regularly publish them.
All of this will also be available in our Taiga repository, if you prefer that medium.
Now, for the first Taiga Diaries installment we’d have to reconstruct many many sprint demos and so instead we’ll sum up the major feature categories so we can get you up to speed! Get yourself a cup of tea and enjoy this visual info dump!
Platform access. The very first step to access the platform: sign up and log in, both with user/password and some social logins. All of these are accompanied by beautiful emails and the expected (but very useful) way to reset a forgotten password.
Projects. Where the magic happens. As Taiga is an agile project management platform, we have put so much effort into offering you a powerful and scalable project. As a project admin, you can invite other users, perform basic user management (change role, remove users), edit permissions for roles, edit project information, etc. You may delete the project as well. As a regular member, you can easily get an overview of all the members of the project.
Kanban. With a brand new project, you’ll find a dazzling performant kanban, where you can bring stories to life; Create new stories as quickly as you type, assign them to other members and get things done, moving them between different statuses.
Stories. Stories are the heart and soul of lean & agile methodologies. We’ve made them beautiful and extremely useful. As a project member, you can choose different layouts depending on your workflow, edit title, content, assignment and status. If you find a story that doesn’t fit your needs, you can delete it.
Workspaces. Workspaces are a way to organize your projects whether it’s by organization, theme or any other clustering approach. You can invite people to become workspace members and share with them some of the admin work that comes with project and member management. Although your workspaces are shown on your homepage they also have their own page, so you always have a clear view of the projects and members that belong to it.
Real-time. As we wanted to offer an amazing user experience for teams working together, we’ve placed a lot of emphasis on real-time actions. This way, you can have great control over permissions, which will be applied immediately; you’ll also enjoy the conflict resolution mechanisms in the simultaneous text edition (if you are that kind of person ).
Accessibility. Taiga is for everyone, so we are working hard to bring accessibility capabilities to every feature. You will find accessibility to be a core asset throughout the entire application. The most obvious examples of this huge effort are on the kanban:
Yes! You can 100% operate the Kanban with the keyboard alone! Use the spacebar to grab a story, then use left and right arrow keys to move it between status, and up and down to move it within the same column.
Moreover, Taiga is extremely screen-reader-friendly. Users can enjoy both contextual and actionable information and have a very smooth experience.
Check out this video where Pablo live-streamed why accessibility matters so much to us but also a hands-on three-part demo where you get to see how powerful Taiga is becoming thanks to built-in accessibility.
I18n (internationalization). You’ll be able to use Taiga in the language of your choice; And yes, right-to-left languages are supported as well. Currently, we have the platform ready to take on translation efforts so we’ll be able to start accepting community contributions very soon! Stay tuned!
That’s all (for now!). We’ll keep you posted after every new ~3-week sprint, so stick around!