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From Jessica Tomechak <jessica.tomec...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [Discuss]Apache wedbsite redesign
Date Sat, 23 Feb 2013 02:27:30 GMT
Give feedback on a website design? Delightful Friday afternoon task! First
off, thanks for taking the time/trouble to go after this design.

My comments?
1. I love that it's colorful, not too grey
2. I love that Documentation gets a big box, not just a tiny link
3. I love the existence of the "contributing for non-committers" section
too, but I suggest some tweaks. First, how about "contributing for
non-programmers" since the term "committer" might be unfamiliar to the
exact type of person we're trying to attract there. Second, rather than the
image of people sitting in chairs, can we show someone doing something more
active -- or some kind of graphic representation of all those
non-programming tasks?

Cheers,
Jessica T.

On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 9:54 AM, Sonny Chhen <Sonny.Chhen@citrix.com> wrote:

> Thanks for the feedback all. The current content for the design is derived
> from the items on the current website. We can re-arrange and apply priority
> items in the main content area as people prefer. The screenshot can be
> changed to the darker gui that we hope to release soon to give it more of a
> dramatic feel. I'm open to surfacing the top level items in the main areas
> for ease of use and availability.
>
> Please keep the feedback coming.
>
> Thanks You and Best Regards,
>
> Sonny H. Chhen
> Manager of User Interface & User Experience | Citrix Systems -
> CloudPlatform
> 4988 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA  95054, USA
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chip Childers [mailto:chip.childers@sungard.com]
> Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2013 8:33 AM
> To: cloudstack-marketing@incubator.apache.org
> Cc: cloudstack-dev@incubator.apache.org;
> cloudstack-users@incubator.apache.org
> Subject: Re: [Discuss]Apache wedbsite redesign
>
> On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 04:26:48PM +0000, Musayev, Ilya wrote:
> > Both cordova.apache.org and couch have the same designs - where top
> frame is always visible. I like that concept as well.
> >
> > The design proposed by Sonny, is similar to what MS Tablet has, and I
> personally prefer that - simply due to the fact the link/page you about to
> visit - has a description of what you about to see. No room for guessing
> and clicking around - simply precise and straight to the point.
> >
> > My personal opinion also that the background of Sonny original design
> with CS screenshot - though a good idea - does not match with colors of the
> layout.
> >
> > I guess we can put this to a vote on other mailing lists and settle it
> then.
>
> No need to vote right now.  Let's see where the conversation takes us.
>
> Sonny, have any thoughts on the comments made so far?
>
>
> >
> > Regards
> > ilya
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Sebastien Goasguen [mailto:runseb@gmail.com]
> > Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2013 4:56 AM
> > To: cloudstack-dev@incubator.apache.org
> > Cc: cloudstack-marketing@incubator.apache.org;
> > cloudstack-users@incubator.apache.org
> > Subject: Re: [Discuss]Apache wedbsite redesign
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > These days I tend to prefer designs like couchdb has:
> > http://couchdb.apache.org
> >
> > or something like twilio:
> > http://www.twilio.com
> >
> > I feel that the proposed design is a bit too busy.
> >
> > -sebastien
> >
> > On Feb 21, 2013, at 2:53 AM, Mathias Mullins <mathias.mullins@citrix.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > > Ilya,
> > >
> > > I think my point is that instead of alerts that those actually be
> pieces and maybe notifications about the website. Then they can take you to
> the Blog, Newsletter or whatever new info is going on.
> > >
> > > Thank you,
> > > Matt Mullins
> > > Cloud Platforms Implementation Engineer Worldwide Cloud Services
> > > mathias.mullins@citrix.com
> > > +1 (407) 920-1107
> > >
> > > On Feb 20, 2013, at 5:17 PM, "Musayev, Ilya" <imusayev@webmd.net>
> wrote:
> > >
> > >> Sonny,
> > >>
> > >> I like the new design - from the end user perspective - its very
> > >> intuitive and straightforward. +1 for usability
> > >>
> > >> I also like the concept of what you and Matt mentioned in past - that
> is trying to use the existing design of CS (especially newer 4.1/4.2) on
> current apache site.
> > >>
> > >> Last but not least, if we do go with current design, do you think we
> can pick a sexier background of CS other than alerts :)? For a newbie who
> does not know what CS does, seeing alerts makes it seem like CS has lots of
> trouble.
> > >>
> > >> Thanks
> > >> ilya
> > >>
> > >> -----Original Message-----
> > >> From: Mathias Mullins [mailto:mathias.mullins@citrix.com]
> > >> Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 3:52 PM
> > >> To: cloudstack-users@incubator.apache.org
> > >> Cc: cloudstack-dev@incubator.apache.org;
> > >> cloudstack-marketing@incubator.apache.org
> > >> Subject: Re: [Discuss]Apache wedbsite redesign
> > >>
> > >> +1
> > >> Sonny,
> > >>
> > >> I really like the concept. I like you integrated the dashboard in and
> made me thing about how that by maybe reusing some of the icon with the
> sections as well it could really help tie the project site into the product.
> > >>
> > >> That started making me wonder if the dashboard framework would
> actually work for making a consistent portal front page as well. Each
> section would have it's own area and as people used the website they would
> also be learning how to use the product. Might be a little far fetched but
> wanted to throw it out there.
> > >>
> > >> Thank you,
> > >> Matt
> > >>
> > >> On Feb 20, 2013, at 3:32 PM, "Sonny Chhen" <Sonny.Chhen@citrix.com>
> wrote:
> > >>
> > >>> Hello All,
> > >>>
> > >>> This is a piggy back off of the marketing thread earlier asking for
> community help in marketing CloudStack. I mentioned in that thread that I
> was playing around with the idea of a redesign for the Apache CloudStack
> site. I did create a mockup and you can see the design at the link below. I
> feel that this design is clean and will help new people onboarding with
> CloudStack feel comfortable in exploring the site and learning more about
> CloudStack. Also the site is more "marketing" friendly and helps in
> providing a good first impression for those coming to learn about
> CloudStack for the first time.
> > >>>
> > >>> I would love to hear your opinions and would like to know if this is
> something that should be pursued. I can continue working on other pages if
> this does well, but will need help in development. This could be part of an
> initiative to redesign a few other areas of CloudStack such as the
> documentation, documentation portal, social media, and maybe the wiki to
> provide a more consistent experience.
> > >>>
> > >>> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/CLOUDSTACK/Apache+webs
> > >>> it
> > >>> e+redesign+proposal
> > >>>
> > >>> Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
> > >>>
> > >>> Thanks You and Best Regards,
> > >>>
> > >>> Sonny H. Chhen
> > >>> Manager of User Interface & User Experience | Citrix Systems -
> > >>> CloudPlatform
> > >>> 4988 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA  95054, USA
> > >>
> > >>
> >
> >
> >
> >
>

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