About the Xubuntu website
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Fri Jul 18 18:52:48 UTC 2008
On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 6:38 PM, Charlie Kravetz <cjk at teamcharliesangels.com>
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> On Tue, 15 Jul 2008 11:27:27 +0000
> Vincent <mailinglists at vinnl.nl> wrote:
> > On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 8:28 PM, Vincent <mailinglists at vinnl.nl> wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 8:13 PM, Jim Campbell <jwcampbell at gmail.com>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > >>
> > >> In terms of your availability to work on the project, we're trying to
> > >> break the project down into smaller, well-defined chunks to make it
> > >> for people to participate. Unfortunately, I haven't guaged how much
> > >> it will take per person, per week, but I will do my best to keep
> weekly time
> > >> requirements down.
> > >>
> > > Cool, I'll see tomorrow or maybe tonight if I can play around with
> > > proposing a site structure.
> > >
> > >
> > Well, I've tried my hands a bit at proposing a site structure, I've put
> > together a specification at
> > https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Xubuntu/Specifications/Intrepid/WebsiteContent .
> > I've also added a quick mockup, I don't know if that intrudes too much on
> > the designing process but I figured I'd add it anyway because it gives a
> > good idea of what I'm thinking of.
> > Best,
> > --
> > Vincent
> I looked your specifications over a couple of times now. I agree with
> most, but when it comes to news, I believe a sentence or two summary is
> much more powerful than the headlines. I have never felt headlines
> alone jump out at me.
> Xubuntu 8.04.01 released
> Xubuntu 8.04.01 released; Announcing the latest release of Xubuntu Long
> Term Support version. This incorporates the latest bug fixes among
> other things.
> Which one would attract attention?
> This type of thing is easy in Drupal, you should be able to specify the
> number of lines it presents, if I recall correctly. Unless it has
> changed now.
Fine with me :) - could you add it under the "Comments" section on the wiki?
> I'd also like something that says I don't have to go more than 3-4
> levels to get to everything on the site. If that means an extra page or
> two at the top levels, fine. I hate clicking through many pages to find
> what anything is.
I agree, but I think the current sections should be able to accomplish that.
If anyone can think of a use case that wouldn't directly under one of the
sections or at most under a child of that section, feel free to propose an
additional section :)
> And my last thing. Is this going to be laid out like the Ubuntu
That would be up to the designer.
> There is a specification in the wiki which points out a few
> things. Somehow, in the midst of revamping the website, I would
> like to see some of the wiki pages combined or updated, also.
> We need to remember that even if Xubuntu is free, we are still
> marketing the software. Without strong marketing, we will lose any
> share of the users out there. Here is a page on what to look for,
> which should be brought up to date if necessary. At least the ideas
> presented should be considered.
Hmm, perhaps it is an idea to create a wiki page where people can list
outdated wiki pages?
> I think our colors should reflect the colors in the wiki banner, and
> that something needs to tell users they aren't hijacked when we
> redirect them. The first time the wiki sent me to the website, I closed
> it and started over. I didn't know it was part of Xubuntu. This needs
> to be made real clear.
In an idea situation we'd have something like
https://wiki.kubuntu.org/where the wiki theme is adapted to match the
> Well, that's probably enough for now. I like the proposal. I'm not so
> good at writing specs, but can write the pages when I know what I
> want on them.
>  https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Xubuntu/Specifications
>  https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Xubuntu/SpecialProjects/WebContent
> - --
> Charlie Kravetz
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