Fridge needs a theme, can you help?

Matthew Nuzum matthew.nuzum at
Fri Mar 27 21:23:08 GMT 2009

Hello friends,

The Fridge has been neglected for a while and is coming nowhere close
to achieving it's full potential. It needs a theme, can you help?

Three steps:

Step 1: Mock Up - DUE Thursday April 2nd

The Ubuntu News team will select a mockup and provide feedback needed
for final polish. You do NOT need to create a full-blown design here,
just enough to sell your idea.

This is purely a *graphic design* job, submit your mockups and post
them as attachments in the Phase 1 section of

Following phases will create HTML/CSS and a Drupal theme. I realize
that some people who are great at making designs may not know how to
make drupal themes and those who can do drupal stuff may not be great
at design. Lets make this a team effort (because I know we've got
talent in all the necessary areas).

*** The goal is to GO LIVE in time for Jaunty release. ***

Here are the requirements:

== Design ==

 * A new visual appearance, harmonious with the ubuntu website but not
*just another ubuntu knock off*

   * My suggestions would be to stick with the colours and fonts of the
ubuntu site but not feel constrained to using the rounded borders with
the top right drop down nav

 * Attractive, people will feel the site is credible

 * A layout that looks like a news website

 * Possibly include a special layout for Ubuntu Weekly News, since it is
a regular item and has a different format than the other news stories

== Content Types ==

This is the types of content people will view on the site:

 * News stories
 * UWN
 * Events

== Blocks ==

These side-bar items will be shown on the site, this may change over time

 * Popular content
 * Syndication/rss
 * Events
 * Search

Matthew Nuzum
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