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

eylul eylul at ubuntustudio.org
Mon Oct 21 19:04:02 UTC 2019

Hi Shinta,

First of all apologies for not being able to comment the last update and
delay on doing so in this one.

Quick review: A nitpick on this (or possibly a bug), a second bug with
the social media icons (everything was reviewed on Firefox 69.0.2 on
Ubuntu Studio Bionic for reference in case either of these are browser
specific issues) and a license related item

1) could we make the font of the tagline a bit smaller so that it
doesn't overwhelm the logo? It looks fine on mobile but on desktop it
looks larger than the font of the logo at the moment. (not sure if this
is intended behavior or a bug)

2) there is something strange happening with the social media icons as I
can see both facebook and twitter icons on my android phone, only
facebook icon when viewing the demo, and neither when I am editing the
layout. Not sure exactly what is happening there. (the twitter logo
image is not even showing on the editing sidebar even through it looks
as uploaded.) if it is the images themselves that is causing the hiccup
we can probably fix it easily, but just want to make sure that they are
not getting eaten by a layout bug of some form. :)

3) Erich, just as a heads-up, on the keyboard photograph used. Unsplash
changed its license from CC0 a couple of years ago and it is a bit of a
strange situation. Creative commons declares it as technically not GPL
compatible (or at least not in some situations)
(https://creativecommons.org/2017/06/22/unsplash/) unsplash claims that
it is for individual images
(https://twitter.com/lukechesser/status/872997091374751745), but then
again modification should be alright in this explanation? Just something
for us to keep in mind and maybe we might want to note this also on the
theme license?

Other than that this looks fantastic.  The theme has tons of customizing
options that will give us a lot of flexibility in terms of how our
content can change without having to change the code. Issues previously
mentioned are fixed as far as I can tell. The user documentation is very
detailed and we should be able to integrate it into our docs, (and code
is also documented through comments) The core team obviously will need
to give the final approval, but this looks great and thank you for your
hard work on it. :)



On 10/19/19 2:45 PM, Shinta Carolinasari wrote:
> Hi all,
> I think Ubuntu Studio theme is now ready for review (apologize for
> slower progress recently).
> Please check the latest demo update in http://ubuntustudio.playmain.com/
> If you want to take a look at the dashboard, you could use your usual
> login account.
> We have committed & pushed the theme code to Launchpad:
> https://code.launchpad.net/~ubuntustudio-web-staging/ubuntustudio-web-staging/+git/ubuntustudio-web-staging
> Documentation
> -------------
> This doc contains a guide to set up the theme, required steps to
> replicate what in demo site, and also dev notes on how to modify the
> theme.
> https://drive.google.com/open?id=1dKiqZ3KUKBGdp7jK6nKAV5NX0SCfeqtEA4RnflRg3x0
> XML export file (from demo site)
> ---------------
> This file useful to replicate what on the demo site. Just in case you
> need it.
> https://drive.google.com/open?id=12KULogOG3-APlSVbj-5QKtmvRlKhrxxV
> Other assets files
> ------------------
> https://drive.google.com/open?id=1qtd89MXuOQy5W1-cnDJYk2CwEF8OIR4U
> It contains footer mixer image from Unsplash
> https://unsplash.com/photos/_mugHa5Fc3M, and twitter & facebook icons
> taken from their official brand guidelines. They are to be added in
> customizer. Feel free to replace it with a more properly licensed
> photo, though.
> Just let me know if you need a hand setting up the website, or need
> some revisions.
> Currently, the theme has 2 designs: homepage, and inner pages.
> Inner pages are all looking the same, even though it allows for some
> limited customization (eg: full width/no sidebar)
> So if you have any improvement ideas, for example, want to make a
> custom download page, we are happy to discuss.
> Best regards,
> Shinta
> On 8/26/2019 10:26 AM, Shinta Carolinasari wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Here's the latest Update on theme progress:
>> Demo:
>> http://ubuntustudio.playmain.com/
>> Changes summary:
>> -nav, submenu styling & search on top
>> -optimize hero banner performance
>> -download box, support 1 or 2 ubuntu versions and moved position above
>> the fold
>> -homepage - features blurbs support up to 9 boxes, odd & even
>> -bottom download section, background brightness reduced and now smaller
>> on inner pages
>> -other bugfixes and polishments
>> Source code has been committed to launchpad git.
>> However its not finished/not ready for review yet.
>> Will let you know on next update.
>> Thanks!
>> Shinta
>> On 8/19/2019 9:58 PM, Shinta Carolinasari wrote:
>>> Hi Erich,
>>> I really apologize for the late reply. For some reason, I missed to
>>> read
>>> your latest email (But I have improved our inbox/spam organization to
>>> prevent this happen again).
>>> Thanks for staging details. I've made launchpad account, my username
>>> is:
>>> playmain
>>> Will perform further as per your instruction.
>>> Regarding theme progress, I'm still working on the theme. Some
>>> revisions
>>> have already been fixed, and the homepage animation should have
>>> performed better now.
>>> There are some outstanding revision items and polishment still needs to
>>> work on.
>>> Our daily work is a bit hectic recently make this progress slowed down,
>>> We are sorry for this. But I'd expect I can report some update on next
>>> Sunday.
>>> Meanwhile, should you have more feedback just let us know and we will
>>> add them to the list.
>>> Best regards,
>>> Shinta
>>> On 8/13/2019 11:56 PM, erich at ericheickmeyer.com wrote:
>>>> Hi Shinta,
>>>> Sorry for the silence. Let's go ahead and move forward.
>>>> What I need:
>>>> 1) Create a launchpad account (https://launchpad.net)
>>>> 2) Let me know what your launchpad username is so I can add you to the
>>>> ubuntustudio-web-staging team
>>>> (https://launchpad.net/~ubuntustudio-web-staging).
>>>> 3) Add your public SSH key to your Launchpad account
>>>> 4) Upload the Wordpress theme and assets using the instructions at
>>>> https://code.launchpad.net/~ubuntustudio-web-staging/ubuntustudio-web-staging/+git/ubuntustudio-web-staging
>>>> From there, our security team will review the code for anything they
>>>> deem an issue.
>>>> Let me know if you need any help. I look forward to implementing this
>>>> theme! It looks great!
>>>> Erich
>>>> ----
>>>> Erich Eickmeyer
>>>> Project Leader
>>>> Ubuntu Studio
>>>> ubuntustudio.org
>>>> Shinta Carolinasari – Wed, 10. July 2019 13:41
>>>>> Hi All,
>>>>> Thanks for all comments & feedbacks!
>>>>> Admin Account
>>>>> -------------
>>>>> We have created admin account for Erich, Eylul and Len (please let me
>>>>> know if you haven't received the notification, or want to add more)
>>>>> TODOS based on feedbacks
>>>>> ------------------------
>>>>> -For blurbs, current build is still assuming there are always 6
>>>>> blurbs,
>>>>> we'll improve it to be more flexible.
>>>>> -tweak top download box, move position and to covers 2 versions
>>>>> condition.
>>>>> -tweak footer download CTA
>>>>> -move open source to the last panel.
>>>>> -make sure all text in homepage are editable placeholders
>>>>> -social icons, currently it uses fontawesome.. we'll check the
>>>>> license
>>>>> and evaluate other flexible alternatives, maybe option to upload own
>>>>> icon
>>>>> -we also thinking to add additional widget areas in homepage for more
>>>>> flexibility (eg: in case there's important announcement or events
>>>>> banner)
>>>>> performance
>>>>> -----------
>>>>> we just tried to add a bit animation on homepage illustration.
>>>>> this is
>>>>> our fist time applying css animation on complex svg. we thought
>>>>> native
>>>>> css method was the best, however in reality we see tendency of very
>>>>> high
>>>>> usage of GPU, just like mentioned by Mark, so we still evaluating
>>>>> this
>>>>> or the alternative.
>>>>> Content
>>>>> -------
>>>>> Great to hear Eylul can organize & polish content, Since we have
>>>>> limited
>>>>> knowledge on the materials itself.
>>>>> Logos
>>>>> -----
>>>>> We've updated the logos to compliant with the guidelines
>>>>> resources
>>>>> ---------
>>>>> -logos and fonts are from ubuntu, font currently taken from google
>>>>> fonts
>>>>> for easier development, will eventually changed to be part of the
>>>>> theme
>>>>> assets.
>>>>> -we also use bootstrap css framework (MIT license)
>>>>> -Photo at bottom CTA, i think its from unsplash, need to be changed
>>>>> eventually. Ralf previously offered photo contribution for mixer.
>>>>> -other artwork things are done in house, do you know how to make them
>>>>> GPL compliant? is it simply by adding comments in theme's source
>>>>> code?
>>>>> we'll make sure all the source files are included in git.
>>>>> Regards,
>>>>> Shinta
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