I originally posted this to fedora-docs-list not knowing that was the
wrong place for it... this is a copy and paste as I believe this list is
more the correct place:
I'm looking for somewhere to get started on the wiki, and I'm not sure
where to proceed?
This lead me to the Drafts wiki page, am I free to edit these pages as I
see fit? What is the etiquette here?
Just looking briefly at the "Getting Started" page, I believe a few
improvements could be made. It's overtone is very professional, which is
intimidating. I also think things like Graphic User Interface and Window
Manager should provide links to wikipedia so the user can learn more
about the topic if they wish. Wikipedia is provided in the Free Content
bookmarks folder in Fedora 7t4, so I don't think that would be an issue?
I think the wiki is the wrong place to try and explain such things
Also, I don't see a way to upload images? There is a saying "a picture
tells a thousand words", and I believe it's true. I don't even see a way
to add images though? Screenshots (of a particular section of relevance
on the desktop) would greatly clarify what things say, and provide an
air of confidence for the user "I must be doing it right, it looks the
Just some thoughts...
Ok, so it sounds like we're all in agreement. Lets setup what has to be
done. Fedora 7 GA release is on May 24th. Less then a month. I'd like
to have our page get released a week before if possible, on May 17th.
My hopes are that we can give a fresh new look the site and digg it. It
will be a good load test before it really counts.
One thing we need to remember is that many of the RH folks, including
myself, will be at the summit during a portion of the next month.
What can we get done say... by the end of the week?
In the kindofblue theme, the sidebar is absolutely positioned, which
makes it overlap/cover the footer on short pages (e.g.
I've made a quick patch to switch to a float-based layout and avoid this
problem. The patch also replaces "sidebar-header" (purely
presentational markup) with a background-image on #header (this required
me to alter wiki-sidebar-header.png slightly).
I've put the relevant files up here:
Side note: I just joined this group yesterday, so please let me know if
there are any tasks that I can look at/get involved in.
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2007 01:05:27 +0530
From: Rahul Sundaram <sundaram(a)fedoraproject.org>
Subject: Re: Marketing information on FedoraProject.org
To: "For maintainers and developers of all formal Fedora websites."
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Thomas Chung wrote:
> On 4/23/07, Kamisamanou Burgess <jdub2005(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>> It is my personal opinion that a link to the Marketing Resources page(
>> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Marketing/Banners ) should be
>> place in a more prominent position on the frontpage(
>> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/ ). Good locations would be:
>> The Navigation menu on the right of the page
>> Amongst this link set
>> About | Get Fedora | FAQs | Documentation | Communicate | International
>> Join | Fedora 7 Schedule | Other Languages | Software Infofeed | Planet
>> Fedora The reason for this suggestion is to make it simpler for people
>> would like to use such images for marketing on their websites/blogs to
>> them. Currently anyone wanting this information must scroll down to the
>> bottom of the page, click "Fedora Marketing", click "Resources", and then
>> click "Fedora Banners".
>> I would have changed this myself, but considering my lack of prominence
>> among the Edit Group, I figured I should bring it here first.
> This agenda has *not* been discussed enough nor approved by anyone in
> senior members. Please revert back to previous version.
I have reverted this change. We have way too many links in the
frontpage. I don't think we need more marketing links now. If anything
invest in cleaning up http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Marketing so that
the links are prominent and content is well organized.
Next step would getting super simple content in the plone site up and
I apologize for that. I did not know the exact procedure for modifications.
In the future I will be sure to make sure that I have explicit permission
before making any changes to any part of the wiki.