I would like to join the web dev team
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:
> 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
> 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
> 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?
> 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
> 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?
> 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
> 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
> 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 .
> Welcome to our community!
>  http://xubuntu.org/contribute/
> Pasi Lallinaho (knome) » http://open.knome.fi/
> Leader of Shimmer Project and Xubuntu »
> Graphic artist, webdesigner, Ubuntu member » http://xubuntu.org/
Pasi Lallinaho (knome) » http://open.knome.fi/
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