I would like to join the web dev team
pasi at shimmerproject.org
Tue May 28 09:21:33 UTC 2013
The page still lacks quite a bit of content. In xubuntu.org you can see
the amount of content we will likely have.
Thanks for the feedback and working on the proposal!
On 28/05/13 04:31, Joan Advincula wrote:
> About the mockup...
> Maybe the two bars at the footer should be fused. I know we were
> talking about the navbar but it looks good right now so...
> Those two bars at the bottom are very much related anyway. Putting
> them in a single footer bar would probably look better.
> - Joan
> P.S. Thank for the information. I'm not exactly a fan of IRC but I
> know how to use it a bit. I'm gonna pull more efforts towards the
> proposal, though.
> On May 27, 2013 5:00 PM, "Pasi Lallinaho" <pasi at shimmerproject.org
> <mailto:pasi at shimmerproject.org>> wrote:
> 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 improve.
> 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
>> 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 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
>> 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
>> 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?
>> 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
>> 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
>> 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/
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>> Graphic artist, webdesigner, Ubuntu member » http://xubuntu.org/
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