[ubuntu-studio-devel] Web design/theme contribution

Erich Eickmeyer eeickmeyer at ubuntu.com
Sun Apr 14 03:37:22 UTC 2019

Hi Shinta,

On Sat, Apr 13, 2019 at 8:08 PM, Shinta Carolinasari 
<shinta at playmain.com> wrote:
> Dear all,
> So I was looking for design-oriented Linux distro that has good 
> support on Wacom penabled and discovered Ubuntu Studio, and then 
> excited about it.
> Thanks for your effort for providing this great Linux distro. 
> Hopefully, the community remains active and growing.
> While this distro is actively developed, I noticed that the website 
> design hasn't been updated for a while. Still nice, but feels a bit 
> outdated, eg: not adopting responsive design yet... while other 
> Ubuntu flavors family website (Lubuntu, etc) are.
> I believe there is room for improvement on the website so it can be 
> more modern thus promote the distro better.
> Wondering if you have plan for website redesign and open for a 
> contribution?
> If so, we can help to contribute web design as well as building the 
> Wordpress theme.
> We have an initial concept for the homepage.
> Please check at:
> <https://www.playmain.com/files/ubuntustudio/ubuntustudio-playmain-concept1.png>

I absolutely love what you made. Believe it or not, there were plans a 
few years ago to replace the theme, but there were many roadblocks. One 
of our former (and possibly future?) core team members (Eylul) had 
designed an absolutely beautiful theme. I don't remember all of the 
reasons (perhaps others can chime-in?), but I do know that the theme 
was not easily replaced, as the Wordpress installation is non-standard.

With the great strides we have taken in Ubuntu Studio over the past 
year, it might be a good time to look at the website again. As is my 
role in this, I can start working on coordination, but I do want to 
work with Eylul again with this. She's an amazing graphic artist and 
I'm sure would have a few ideas of her own.

With that in mind, I welcome your contribution, and would like to make 
a way to work together on what the future of the website holds.

I would like to keep this discussion going and see what develops. I 
would very much like to hear input from others on this list in this 
matter, especially since I wasn't around during the first time we tried 
to modernize/update the website.

Again, thank you!
Erich Eickmeyer
Council Chair
Ubuntu Studio


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