Fridge needs a theme, can you help?

John Crawford johnc4510 at
Sun Mar 29 22:31:23 BST 2009

Matthew, yeah great examples. I would like to see us have a glossier 
looking page than most of the ideas shown. IMO we need something that 
jumps off the page at you when it page loads. Some ideas for the format 
of the design IMO should be:

1. Links along the top to Canonical and Community
2. New news articles along the left side (Note, #2 and #3 here need to 
be adjustable columns
3. Ride side bar for: embedded videos(like ubuntu podcast, polls, etc.) 
and some Community RSS feeds
4. I would like to see a search box in, or close to the header somewhere
5. And we would of course need a place to login and administer the page

These are just my ideas on the matter, so lets hear from some of the 
others on design of the page.


Matthew Nuzum wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 4:37 PM, Matthew Nuzum
> <matthew.nuzum at> wrote:
>> <matthew.nuzum at> wrote:
>>> 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?
> This page is starting to fill up with some ideas. I posted one of my
> own along with some screenshots of other sites to use as inspiration.
> The difference between what I've justed posted and what others are
> posting is that I'm focused on the layout, less on the design.
> Keep the ideas coming in. It would be cool if someone would take my
> layout and wrap it into a pretty design with some nicer fonts.
> Speaking of fonts, a lot of news sites use a heavy serif font for
> their headlines and masthead. However Ubuntu branded artwork typically
> has a sans-serif, often rounded font. Anyone have thoughts on the
> matter?

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