(re)Developing the Ubuntu Studio Site

Chris Jones chrisjones at comcen.com.au
Sun Aug 29 08:59:10 BST 2010

On Tue, 2010-08-24 at 20:36 -0500, Scott Lavender wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 8:05 PM, Louie Queral
> <louiethecuban at gmail.com> wrote:
>         Before we start creating anything, I think it would be
>         important to find several websites we can construct some sort
>         of model from. At the same time, we should identify some
>         aspects of US's site that we should cherish.
>         Here are some sites that I found that I think we could take
>         some inspiration from:
>         http://www.tuneupmedia.com/
>         http://bigcartel.com/
>         http://www.pixelcraft.ie/
>         http://www.gomedia.us/
>         Notice that all of these sites are very simple and do not
>         overwhelm the potential user with too much information at
>         once. This kind of design makes the user able to think clearly
>         and sharply, just like any artist that begins a big project.
>         I'll come up with an original template for the site, but I
>         first want to hear what other ideals we should incorporate
>         into the design and aesthetics of the site.
> Also, here is a rough site map I made for the website:
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuStudio/TaskWebRevamp
> Don't freak out about following it exactly, it's just a place to jot
> down rough ideas.
> I hope this helps.  Please note that the top part is what I added, the
> bottom below the "Original Documentation" is from the original ideas
> that I didn't want to lose, but isn't necessarily pertinent to this
> discussion. 

Thanks for the roadmap Scott. That basically gives me/us a rough idea of
what sort of information is to be included on the website.
Did you get a chance to whip up any mock-up examples?

I've had a quick look at the examples proposed by Louie but am curious
as to what components of the examples he is interested in exactly as
none of them seem to be using Drupal based content-management-systems.
Is it the layouts, color schemes? I need more information.
And the last example seems to be using frames for its menu base. And for
any part I'll be involved with I most certainly don't want to go down
the path of frames. As, and for, a web-developer, frames are a bitch to
work with!

After a busy week(end) just gone, I'll be free up for a while now to
dedicate some time to the website revamp project.


Chris Jones <chrisjones at comcen.com.au>

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