Website redesign/Mockups/fcommunity.org

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* '''Máirín's Blog Post''': http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/07/19/fedoracommunity-org-website-design/
 
* '''Máirín's Blog Post''': http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/07/19/fedoracommunity-org-website-design/
 
* '''Thread on ambassadors' list''': http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/ambassadors/2010-July/014974.html
 
* '''Thread on ambassadors' list''': http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/ambassadors/2010-July/014974.html
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== Ideas ==
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* "Is the box at the top just an image, or is it an interactive map? If you could mouse over or click on a region, and then get to the region-specific pages associated with it, that would be pretty intuitive." (Remy DeCausemaker, http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/ambassadors/2010-July/015019.html)
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* "Also, any kind of regional data, similar to the blogposts that lewk does at the EOL of the various Fedoras, with the heatmaps of downloads, and region-specific metrics would be kinda interesting." (Remy DeCausemaker, http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/ambassadors/2010-July/015019.html)
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* "I hope if there will be content for each Region or Country then there will also be the main-points from the sub-page showed up on the mainpage..." (wonderer, http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/ambassadors/2010-July/015020.html)
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* "I have some questions about the way the regions are split up on the page. Why not keep the groups of countries (continents) in the structure that we regularily use when talking about Ambassador regions? That being APAC, EMEA, LATAM, NA. For example in your mockup Europe and Africa & Middle East are seperate. The americas comprise of NA and LATAM. I do understand that splitting them up by continent makes sense too, but it would be more coherent with our existing structures IMO." (Felix Kaechele, http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/ambassadors/2010-July/015036.html)

Revision as of 16:52, 2 August 2010

Contents

The vision for fedoracommunity.org

Fedora has a lot of local community websites. A somewhat recent addition to the mix is Fedora's local community domain program, whereby a local Fedora community can obtain a *.fedoracommunity.org domain to point to their self-hosted website.

In the midst of a thread on the advisory-board mailing list, it became clear that it would be a good thing to have a single place where folks seeking out their particular local Fedora community could go to find it, rather than searching in multiple | places for their community. In the thread, a Fedora Infrastructure ticket to this end was also referenced.

The work so far

Matt Domsch created | the barebones portal page for this directory that is up on fedoracommunity.org now, | asking for assistance in making it a nicer-looking site. I posted an initial mockup for feedback in reply</a>, and since then [http://duffy.fedorapeople.org/webdesign/fedoracommunity.org/ have iterated a few times based on the feedback I've gotten. I've been working with Sijis Aviles, who very quickly took my early mockups and produced a first cut at an HTML/CSS version of them.

A few design decisions have been made throughout this process that you might want to be aware of:

  • Both national flags and national borders can, in a few cases, be quite controversial and stir up hard feelings so we did our best to avoid them in the design.

(The countries have been split up by continent because there are quite a lot to list on one page, and the continent to which a country belongs nor the shape of the continents of the world are not so controversial.

Mockups

Source

All mockups are contained in the following source file:

SVG Source for all get.fpo mockups (last updated 2 Aug 2010)

Front page

Fcommunity-org-design 1-frontpage.png

Discussion

Ideas