I have completed contents of FEL's website up to 90% with respect to
the current fedora websites git repo. But we still have to agree on
the choice of colours for header only. You'll find some screenshots
and sources below.
2009/10/8 Máirín Duffy <>:
These designs can evolve and be modified however you
folks would like - our main goal for the F12 timeframe is to have a nice
spins site that looks professional and is easy-to-use rather than what
we have today which is basically a flat dump of torrent files  and
scattered spins details pages and wiki pages.
I think it's worth mentioning that FEL on the other hand has its
website since F-8.
I'm hoping with this new website other FEL contributors can edit the
future FEL website that it is till now.
And each spin will have its own multiple-tabbed page to offer up
downloads and other other details you'd like to make available. Here's
an example one I mocked up for the KDE spin:
Before I comment about FEL, I want to stress the fact I disagree on
the choice of gradient and colours for FEL spin. Mairin agreed to
propose a new mockup based on my requirements. So I'll just point
those items I agree on so that others can comment on.
Considering the numberings on
1) I would like it removed entirely as any background colour limits
the colour tones of our pictures/screenshots to be added on the page.
In other words, it makes it hard to ensure harmony between
pictures(contents) and the layout. Mo agreed to propose another mockup
with a different colour tone soon.
2) The gradient on the spin specific banner (in this case) does not
seem to give enough engineering value to the amount of effort put
behind the spin. It takes too much space. I would propose remove the
gradient completely and reduce the height of the spin specific banner
as the complete header takes nearly 40% of the 1074x786screen.
3) Mo and I agree that this "uplevel" spin SIG specific should stay.
You see the tabs for the spin - I think that depending on your
needs, these can be flexible, but at a minimum we need a 'home' tab to
give a basic description of what the spin is, and a 'download' tab to
provide the downloads.
The problem with horizontal tabs is that there is an eventual
limitation on the number of tabs until it becomes a two-line tabs. I
encountered this problem as the actual FEL website more tabs and can't
all be added to this new layout.
If we're all good there, what I would like to get from you all by
Friday if possible:
Small notice about my fedora vacation: After this sunday, I will be
completely offline till the release of F-12.
- A slogan for your spin to serve as the heading for the home page.
sample one I came up for KDE is: "It's your desktop. Be free." If you
need helping coming up with one I'm happy to help.
Design, Simulate and Program electronics.
- At least a paragraph describing what your spin is used for, who
spin is for, what unique features it has - that kind of information.
This will also go on the home tab.
Fedora's Electronic Laboratory empowers you with an advanced
opensource electronic design and simulation platform for micro-nano
electronics engineering. FEL is dedicated to support the innovation
and development brought by opensource Electronic Design Automation
- A representative screenshot for your spin.
- For the downloads tab, if you'd like custom text to describe
download, let me know. Otherwise I'll use the defaults in this mockup:
Please add the following on top of your default mockup:
Fedora Electronic Lab is free. No licenses required. No kernel patches
are required, making it easy to deploy and use in production
Fedora Electronic Lab can be deployed with these simple mechanisms, via either
* a Fedora Electronic Lab LiveDVD.
As from Fedora-11 Leonidas,Fedora users can groupinstall all FEL EDA
software at once with:
# yum groupinstall 'Electronic Lab'
- For the support tab, I'd like to know what IRC channels or
support options users have for your spin (if any), what mailing lists /
forums / non-live support options users have for your spin (if any), and
what documentation would you like to highlight to new users. An example
is shown here: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/File:Spin-details-support.png
Please take the download.html file from
Now, let me show you some screenshots of FEL's website.
* Home tab http://chitlesh.fedorapeople.org/website/websiteHome.png
* About tab http://chitlesh.fedorapeople.org/website/websiteabout.png
* Portfolio tab http://chitlesh.fedorapeople.org/website/websitePortfolio.png
* Publications tab
You will notice the sidebar has FEL specific information. I would
appreciate if you could leave it as it is.
All text on these screenshots have been jotted down into html files
for todays' fedora website spin.fedoraproject.org.git.
They should be in the "data" directory
should be placed on static/images/FEL.
I would appreciate if you update the fedora websites git at soonest so
that before my holiday, I can still comment on it :)