[Design-team] www.fpo content review

Paul W. Frields stickster at gmail.com
Fri Jul 16 15:00:16 UTC 2010

On Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 04:23:55PM +0200, Jef van Schendel wrote:
> 2010/7/16 Paul W. Frields <stickster at gmail.com>:
> >
> > We should probably be referring back to the mockups Mairin did a while
> > back and revising where necessary to get them more in line with the
> > spins.fp.o design and other recently mocked-up designs.
> >
> > http://duffy.fedorapeople.org/temp/woot/page1.png
> >
> > Some changes that I would like to explore to this mockup:
> >
> > * Revising the footer to match spins.fp.o.  I think the spins.fp.o
> >  footer came along after this www.fp.o mockup was originally
> >  completed.  It's far superior, and provides lots of useful
> >  information and a lightweight site map.
> >
> > * Providing an appropriate element somewhere to drive interested
> >  traffic to Red Hat as our sponsor.  The footer contains an element
> >  for this, but I think we can do something more prominent (without
> >  overwhelming any of the other page elements).
> >
> > * Settle the panda question. :-)
> >
> > * We need people to provide more content for the rotating stories on
> >  the page.  I think there's a neglected ticket for this here:
> >  https://fedorahosted.org/marketing-team/ticket/12
> >
> > * Use the fonts on which the Design team ultimately settles.  (And by
> >  the way, we should use the special HTTP content magic that allows
> >  Firefox to auto-provide fonts for people who don't have them
> >  installed.)
> >
> > This overall design is still sound, do people agree we can start here
> > rather than from scratch?  There may be other things we can revisit in
> > this mockup, too.  The list above might not be complete.  But the page
> > as a whole still seems very much in line with the way that the
> > fp.o/get-fedora and spins.fp.o pages have evolved.  So starting here
> > means we'd have a pretty unified site until such time as someone wants
> > to do another redesign.
> >
> All noted! I'm actually editing the page right now, some of this is
> already in there. Right now it's just my own personal brainstorming
> space. In the end I'll provide something more readable. :)

Fantastic, Jef!  Thanks for writing your note to the list, because you
broke through my mental block on writing to the team about these

We've gone through several phases of web redesign.  Before Fedora 12,
the Design and Websites teams produced the new spins.fp.o site.
Before Fedora 13, the get-fedora* pages were upgraded.  And now,
hopefully in time for the release of Fedora 14, we want to have a new
main site page (www.fp.o) that really shows off the long, long way
that Fedora and the Fedora Project have come since the early days.

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