[Design-team] Tutorial ideas for the new fp.o site

Cata catalinfest at gmail.com
Fri Jul 16 15:42:32 UTC 2010

I have a better idea , why don't put one online editor on fedora web site
Something like this : http://www.pixlr.com/editor/

2010/7/16 Máirín Duffy <duffy at fedoraproject.org>:
> Hi Ian!
> On Fri, 2010-07-16 at 08:21 -0700, Ian MacGregor wrote:
>> I'm happy, no excited to be a part of the new fp.o website and have
>> come up with some ideas for tutorials:
>> * Agave tutorial - creating color schemes with agave
>> * Crontab tutorial - creating a cronjob
>> * Desktop launcher tutorial - creating a desktop launcher
>> * GIMP tutorial - creating custom desktop wallpapers
>> * Gnote tutorial - using the gnote app
>> I can write most of these as I use all of these apps, and I have
>> taught a class on crontab recently. I'm submitting these for feedback.
>> What does everyone think?
> This is a great start! I think we should be looking to produce tutorials
> on how-to do things posed in terms of the user's life rather than the
> technology, which is really the only critique I have of your list. For
> example, here's a stab at how these might be posed better to reflect a
> site visitor's POV:
> - How to build beautiful color palettes for your home and wardrobe
> (Agave)
> - Automatically upload your files to a backup drive every week
> (crontab)
> - Access your favorite app with one click
> (desktop launcher)
> - Decorate your desktop with family photos
> (Gimp tutorial)
> - Get organized and build a personal database
> (Gnote)
> Out of these, though, I think crontab and desktop launcher stand out to
> me as maybe not being the best for beginning users. Crontab is not
> really for the faint of heart (I have an RHCT and I still prefer GUI
> apps to interacting with crontab on the desktop - I only crontab on the
> servers I admin). The desktop launcher I think, is kind of difficult to
> pose in terms of something the user can accomplish - I think it's too
> implementation/desktop specific.
> One tutorial you forgot from the list is turning your friends into the
> Hulk with cheese. I think that could replace the crontab one quite well.
> I would suggest maybe coming up with a different idea to replace the
> desktop launcher one as well, unless you can think of a strong user
> story behind it.
> ~m
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