Reorganizing content on

David Pires slickymaster at
Mon Jun 8 16:39:02 UTC 2015

On 3 June 2015 at 23:48, Pasi Lallinaho <pasi at> wrote:

> Hello,
> I've been playing around with the Xubuntu website content and
> organization lately and have some thoughts about reorganization that
> would make the (menu) structure more logical - and hopefully easier to
> grasp - both for us and our visitors. The result of my thought process
> is laid out below.

Thanks for all the work you put in this, Pasi.

> The Get Involved page needs some reorganization and a change of focus.
> Currently, we focus on the three tips and then continue with subteams.
> Since we communicate a lot and often, we should instead emphasize our
> communication channels – the IRC channel and the developer mailing list.
> The subteams are somewhat awkwardly grouped and make no sense (any
> more). This will require a few redirections from the IS but I'll happily
> handle the requests and follow-ups.
> An early draft for the new page can be found at [1]. Please note that
> you need to log in to the website in order to be able to access this
> page. Members of the Xubuntu team and/or website team can do this.
> Currently, we list both "The Team" and "The Community" as top menu
> items. The content inside these is a bit overlapping and it's hard to
> say where you should find some of the information in some cases.
> Option 1: xm-community-ph.png
> Since we want to emphasize the community instead of the team, I propose
> we change the menu item "The Team" to "The Community" and group the
> following subpages under it (in the following order):
>   – The Team Blog
>   – Get Involved (moving from "The Community")
>   – Contact Us
>   – Developer Area (new, add when content is ready)
> "The Community" should be renamed to something else, but I don't know
> what yet (ideas welcome). In any case, the subpages under that would be
> (at least) the following:
>   – Products
>   – Donate
> I'm unsure where the "Resources & Assets" subpage should fall into yet –
> it's possible that it shouldn't even have it's own menu item.
> Option 2: xm-community-developer.png
> If the developer area seems to grow, grouping all the abovementioned
> menu items under "The Community" is possible, with the exception that
> the Developer Area menu item would become another top menu item.
> The developer area is still work in progress. Content that could/should
> fall under it:
>   – Team calendar (currently unlinked)
>   – Current development cycle, including stuff like links to appropriate
> blueprints, the work items tracker etc.
> Thoughts?

I concur with Simon and Elizabeth, the second option does makes more sense,
and like Elizabeth stated, The Community really is all these things and
Development is quit specific beyond what we'd generalize as

David Pires
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