I would like to join the web dev team

Pasi Lallinaho pasi at shimmerproject.org
Mon May 27 08:59:24 UTC 2013

Hey Kyle (and others),

I was able to work on the website refresh yesterday and there's now a
mockup of navigation. Currently, it looks like this:

This is in no way final, so please send your ideas if you think you can


On 27/05/13 05:37, Kyle Sabara wrote:
> Thanks for the information, I guess I'll start thinking up some ideas
> for a navbar. I really hope to gain some valuable experience. Again,
> thank you!
> On Sat, May 25, 2013 at 1:46 PM, Pasi Lallinaho
> <pasi at shimmerproject.org <mailto:pasi at shimmerproject.org>> wrote:
>     Hey Kyle,
>     I'm adding the Xubuntu-devel mailing list to the recipients, since
>     that's where we cooperate development discussion for Xubuntu.
>     Comments inline.
>     On 25/05/13 18:50, Kyle Sabara wrote:
>         Hello,
>               My name is Kyle Sabara and I would like to work with
>         your Xubuntu
>         web team.
>     First of all, thanks for your interest!
>         I'm 15 but I can assure you I know how to code CSS and HTML5.
>         I hold 2 certifications, one in Adobe Photoshop CS5, as well
>         as one in
>         Adobe Dreamweaver CS5. I'd like to also note that I am going
>         for my
>         Adobe Flash CS5 certification and hope to get it soon. I like
>         linux and
>         most important to me is the XFCE flavor that I do run on an
>         old PC. I do
>         have some works on the web, in fact I'm going to Nationals in
>         California
>         this year for FBLA in the Web Design event. I know, you think just
>         because I have a Dreamweaver certification means I don't
>         actually know
>         how to code what-so-ever, but I actually always code with
>         Notepad++
>         because I don't like the drag and drop software environment that
>         Dreamweaver creates, along with the annoying bugs you
>         sometimes have to
>         comb your document for.
>     Don't worry; we don't judge people based on their age or
>     certificates they may or may not have. All contributions are
>     welcome as long as they make sense and the community can agree on
>     the results they bring with them.
>         I already have a couple ways for integration of social networking
>         into your site. One way would be to add a Twitter app where
>         you have
>         Xubuntu Twitter Feed on your site, perhaps on the homepage?
>         Another
>         thing you can add to increase Xubuntu's networking would be to
>         add a
>         Facebook Like button, a Google+ button, and a Twitter button
>         if you will
>         which I'm not sure if you know this but a Twitter button is
>         included on
>         the Twitter Feed you can integrate.
>     This is something the web/marketing/Xubuntu team should discuss in
>     general.
>     So far we haven't specifically worked to get much of the social
>     networking showing on the site. This is partly because we only
>     recently set up most of the social networking sites. On the other
>     hand, while the social networking outlets are "official", they are
>     community-run and we aren't controlling their content too much.
>     While we trust the administrators, it's not certain that all
>     communication and comments made on the social networks is
>     something we want to automatically integrate to our website.
>     If we decide to add things like this, it should be easy enough
>     with existing WordPress plugins.
>         Also, I'd like to point out that you guys don't really have a full
>         navigation bar on your site making a lack in usability.
>     We are constantly working on the site and even as I write this
>     mail, we're under process for improvements on the site. However,
>     all feedback is welcome: do you have any mockups or ideas for the
>     navigation bar?
>         Another
>         suggestion I have is that you can add more pictures to your
>         site in the
>         tour and inside the changing image slider on the homepage; because
>         people really want to see you glorify the project and most of all,
>         potential users need to know the look and feel of the
>         software, and
>         pictures of the Xubuntu user interface are a good way to go.
>     I agree!
>     As long as somebody takes more screenshots which are recent, we're
>     good to add them. In addition, we're working to make the frontpage
>     slider images slightly bigger with the next website update.
>         I hope some
>         of these ideas show some of the creative skills I can
>         contribute to the
>         team.
>               I feel like getting involved in this project  can help
>         me build a
>         portfolio and help me in my future.I am a technology
>         enthusiast and I
>         love coding HTML. I don't claim to know everything but I would
>         love to
>         expand my knowledge by contributing some work for an open source
>         organization where anyone can get involved and share ideas.
>     Open source can definitely help with your CV as long as it isn't
>     your only (or primary) goal.
>         Thank you again for taking time out of your lives to read this
>         statement.
>         Sincerely,
>         Kyle Sabara
>     About joining teams and getting access to resources: we generally
>     have a "contributions before membership" policy. In other words,
>     start following development discussions, get familiar with the
>     community processes and people and when you've been around a
>     while, get your hands dirty [1].
>     Welcome to our community!
>     Cheers,
>     Pasi
>     [1] http://xubuntu.org/contribute/
>     -- 
>     Pasi Lallinaho (knome)                      » http://open.knome.fi/
>     Leader of Shimmer Project and Xubuntu       »
>     http://shimmerproject.org/
>     Graphic artist, webdesigner, Ubuntu member  » http://xubuntu.org/

Pasi Lallinaho (knome)                      » http://open.knome.fi/
Leader of Shimmer Project and Xubuntu       » http://shimmerproject.org/
Graphic artist, webdesigner, Ubuntu member  » http://xubuntu.org/

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