Putting the cart before the horse. (was: Final Notes on the Ubuntu Studio Website)

Brian David beejunk at gmail.com
Tue Sep 21 02:42:33 BST 2010

On Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 12:39 PM, Scott Lavender
<scottalavender at gmail.com>wrote:

> Brian,
> * comic book sketch *
> Your sketch is pretty cool.  I like it.  This is something that could be be
> used for a GDM background or desktop wallpaper when completed.
> Personally, I would favour using user derived art and graphics (even music)
> in a default Ubuntu Studio installation as long as it flowed well with the
> accepted theme and art concept.
> * DIY theme *
> Rather than deny an artistic concept with a blanket statement I would
> suggest that we value any examples by their merits individually.  I would
> imagine that some DIY concepts might present themselves as unprofessional,
> while others would extend themselves as hip or cool (LOL...does that make me
> old to say that?)
> If someone has an mock-up then I would love to see it and evaluate it's
> merits.
> * website wireframe *
> I think it's awesome that you attached the image to the website revamp wiki
> page:
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuStudio/TaskWebRevamp#Original%20vs%20Planned%20Site
> :
> I would not feel compelled to follow the same layout as before, rather I
> would encourage you to use a different layout.  A few of points about
> possible layouts I would like to make as well:
>  * minimize the branding height (even so much that only the top of the
> letters for "Ubuntu Studio" is visible perhaps)
>  * use 2 columns (as a minimum)
>  * put download button (maybe "help" and "features walkthrough" too) inside
> branding area
>  * keep as much above the red line as possible
> I downloaded the .svg file and have been playing with it.  I hope to have
> something in the coming days.
> I also note that the background image does not appear on my computer
> because it was a linked image.  Not that it really matters since I'll be
> moving everything around anyways :P
> Thanks again, Brain, for you involvement and initiative.
> ScottL

Just a quick note, I wasn't the person who put the wireframe up on the Wiki.

-Brian David
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