I would like to join the web dev team

Pasi Lallinaho 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:
>     http://temp.knome.fi/xubuntu/saucy_website/newnavi.png
>     This is in no way final, so please send your ideas if you think
>     you can improve.
>     Cheers,
>     Pasi
>     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/
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>     Graphic artist, webdesigner, Ubuntu member  » http://xubuntu.org/
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Leader of Shimmer Project and Xubuntu       » http://shimmerproject.org/
Graphic artist, webdesigner, Ubuntu member  » http://xubuntu.org/

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