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From Melissa Warnkin <>
Subject Re: Volunteer design work for Apache Software Foundation....
Date Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:02:51 GMT
Hey Rich,

Following up on that ApacheCon Denver has been announced, we should bump this
up a bit in priority since the pages are still reflecting ACNA 2013 Portland.


 From: Rich Bowen <>
To: Nikash SINGH <>; Melissa Warnkin <>

Cc: "" <>; Melissa Warnkin <> 
Sent: Monday, December 16, 2013 12:50 PM
Subject: Re: Volunteer design work for Apache Software Foundation....

I think it might be best if you took this conversation to the list 
Nobody currently on this thread is a designer, and I think the wider audience might be better
able to answer your queries.


On 12/15/2013 01:45 AM, Nikash SINGH wrote:

Hi all,

And here is the proposal of how the project site landing-page
        could look. Mostly, this is achievable with a CSS-file-change
        and a couple of swapped images because I'm not majorly altering
        the layout, but the new sections below the introductory
        paragraph would require this content to be added. I can carve up
        the images into usable sizes within the columns and even write
        up the HTML that would need to be pasted into the page. I think
        it would add a friendlier touch to a page many potential
        contributors see! What do you think?


On 8/12/13 1:49 PM, Nikash SINGH wrote:

Hi Melissa, Rich (and ...Sebastien?)

On 21/11/13 7:59 AM, Melissa Warnkin wrote:

Hi Nik,
>Thank you for your email, and I apologize for not getting
            back to your last email.
>I will defer this technical issue to Rich for his opinion. 
            I apologize, in advance, for Rich; he is extremely busy on
            other tasks, so his reply might take a little time.
>Rest assured, however, this is not a time-critical issue -
            just a cosmetic change that we really need to fix!!
>We appreciate your enthusiasm and willingness to undergo
            this project - thank you so much!!
*Email backlog snipped*

I've attached 2 graphics (in large and small sizes) that might
        serve as placeholder conference images.
The first is a nametag-lanyard (like most conferences offer
        their guests) with a group of feathers (metaphorical Apache
        contributors) rounded up together. If that is too cheesy, I've
        included just the lanyard as well.

Tell me what you think, if you're keen on this idea I'll send
        you the vector file which I've grouped so that the nametag can
        be easily updated with new text (my working files are always
        embarrassingly messy so they require "clean up" before I can
        send them out without shame). 

Also, I noticed the projects site ( is a self-contained "branch"
of the Apache online presence.
What do you think about my earlier proposal of me fixing up tiny
        details (like font-choice, spacing and reintroducing the Apache
        colours to the pages) through CSS and very limited content
        changes to improve the look of these pages? For example, the
        inclusion of icons on the landing page to give users an
        immediate indication that the projects are navigable
        alphabetically, categorically etc.
I'll attach an image showing what I mean in the next couple of


Rich Bowen
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