spins.fpo visibility (was Re: Response to "Getting Fedora Out of the If-Then Loop")

Darren VanBuren onekopaka at gmail.com
Fri Feb 19 20:37:23 UTC 2010

I think this is a suitable sort term solution, as long as the website
redesign happens before F13.

Darren L. VanBuren

2010/2/19 Máirín Duffy <duffy at fedoraproject.org>:
> On Fri, 2010-02-19 at 14:51 -0500, Paul W. Frields wrote:
>> On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 11:44:25AM -0500, Máirín Duffy wrote:
>> > That being said, I along with sijis from the websites team personally
>> > invested a *ton* of time and effort into the spins.fedoraproject.org
>> > redesign to make sure our spins look just as sexy as the default
>> > install.
>> And it looks fantastic:  http://spins.fedoraproject.org
>> As was planned and reported here in the past several times, when the
>> whole redesign is finished all the sites will match this level of
>> awesome.  Everyone felt it was important to prioritize the spins site
>> *first*, not *last*.
> A point made more visible here is that we had a redesign of both get.fpo
> and www.fpo planned to happen in conjunction with the spins.fpo website
> to ensure traffic was directed towards spins.fpo.
> Because of time and resource constraints during the F12 cycle, the
> spins.fpo site was implemented as a bit of an 'island' so the drivers to
> the site we'd had planned (banners on the main www.fpo site and get.fpo
> page) never happened. Whoops. (I assure you this was not due to malice,
> more many rushed, late nights and a failure on my part to plan out a
> proper plan B instead of leaving those threads to spins.fpo completely
> loose.)
> So I would like to propose that we make some extremely short-term
> changes to get.fpo right now, as we strive towards the full get.fpo [1]
> and www.fpo [2] redesigns that will drive traffic to and integrate with
> spins.fpo in the fashion we'd originally intended:
> - Where it says, 'KDE fans, go here!' on the current get.fpo, we replace
> that text with: 'Go to KDE and other spins!' and it will instead link to
> spins.fpo -
>  http://fedoraproject.org/get-fedora
> - On the buttom of the column of blue buttons on the right, we place the
> attached banner to link users over to spins.fpo
> Do these proposals seem a reasonable short-term solution while we wait
> on the full website revamp?
> ~m
> [1] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Website_redesign_2009/Mockups/Get.fpo
> [2] http://mairin.wordpress.com/2009/08/08/fedora-website-design-ideas/
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