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From "Gavin McDonald" <ga...@16degrees.com.au>
Subject RE: Website update ideas
Date Fri, 18 May 2012 04:17:02 GMT
Pretty sure the website is owned by community dev and as such
This discussion should take place over on the dev@community.apache.org
Mailing list.

I don’t _think_ they own this generic list yet.

Gav...

> -----Original Message-----
> From: sebb [mailto:sebbaz@gmail.com]
> Sent: Friday, 18 May 2012 10:55 AM
> To: community@apache.org
> Subject: Re: Website update ideas
> 
> On 18 May 2012 02:02, Shane Curcuru <asf@shanecurcuru.org> wrote:
> > I've been mulling over a better style for the community.a.o website.
> > While it's simple and to the point, it feels like the style could be
> > more welcoming, and have a few more signposts to specific topics on the
> homepage.
> 
> I was not aware (or perhaps had forgotten) that the site even existed.
> Perhaps the site needs more promotion / links on the main ASF site?
> 
> How many visitors does the site get compared with www.a.o, and where do
> they get referred from?
> 
> >  It always feels easier to click through to something when perhaps the
> > Newcomers para on the homepage actually has a few welcoming examples
> > of - downloading software, getting the source, finding your way around,
> etc.
> > instead of just a "newcomers page".
> >
> > Is there anyone tied to the style or layout here that I might offend?
> > 8-)
> >
> > - Broader and more explanatory/welcoming intro section
> >
> > - Each of newcomer/contributor/committer sections has brief
> > description, then a handful of specifically named links to the
> > sub-page (anchors about tech/community/other info, etc.)
> >
> > - Beef up History section to include public records (all board
> > reports, the original resolution), plus links to the
> > /foundation/governance and the /history pages on the a.o site
> >
> > - Better and more frequent mention of this mailing list and other
> > mailing lists.  We need to make it really easy to draw people into the
> > appropriate
> > list(s) so they can start the conversation.
> >
> > - Shane, hoping to improve here soon
> >
> > Stretch goal is adding simple table, with direct links to key
> > how-it-works, etc. pages for top concepts people might search for: Get
> > the code, Download software, Report bugs, etc. - probably with columns
> > for "geeks" and "newcomers" (the geek ones go directly to svn.a.o or
> > similar; the newcomer versions go to explanatory pages under /dev,
> > etc.)
> >
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