I would like to join the web dev team

Kyle Sabara nyguy97 at gmail.com
Mon May 27 02:37:42 UTC 2013

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>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/
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