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From Kay Schenk <kay.sch...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS][WWW] maybe time for a home page facelift?
Date Tue, 25 Sep 2012 21:31:46 GMT
On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 1:09 PM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:

> On Sun, Sep 23, 2012 at 1:14 PM, Kay Schenk <kay.schenk@gmail.com> wrote:
> > With our graduation coming up soon, it might be time for us to consider a
> > slight update to the user portal web site -- http://www.openoffice.org/--
> > for this momentous occasion.
> >
> > To this end, I've moved some entities to the "test" directory, and
> updated
> > robots.txt to not index this directory.
> >
> > I've wanted to fix some of the styling for a while to deal with
> horizontal
> > placement issues, but I'm sure some of you have some ideas as well.
> >
> > Maybe a wiki page would be a good idea as well to present graphic
> mockups of
> > ideas.
> >
>
> Good topic to bring up.
>
> With graduation we'll have to think about changes to two websites.
> www.openoffice.org, of course.  But also our project website, which
> will end up at openoffice.apache.org. The mailing lists will also
> update, e.g., ooo-dev@i.a.o --> dev@openoffice.apache.org.  Our
> subversion tree changes as well.  Ditto for Apache dist directory.
>
> So that leads to several sets of website changes:
>
> 1) Any rebranding we need/want to do, e.g. remove "incubator"
> disclaimer and references.  There was talk at one point about
> refreshing the logo design at this time as well.
>
> 2) Updating URL's, email list address, SVN and dist directory
> references.  There may be others.  This is pretty much a search &
> replace operation.
>
> 3) Any work to "freshen" the website UI.  IMHO it is always a good
> time to improve the website ;-)
>
>
> I wonder if it would be a good time to rethink the default font on the
> website.  Look at our plain text versus Mozilla's website, which uses
> OpenSans (Apache 2.0 License):
>
> http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/features/
>
> http://www.google.com/webfonts/specimen/Open+Sans
>
> To me this is much more legible than our current font (Liberation?)
>

I know we'll have quite a number of references to change after we graduate,
and I thought we were planning on using the area where we have the Apache
incubator icon for something else but I'd need to go look that up.

re: fonts --- I'll need to investigate this. I didn't realize we had much
of anything specified. hmmmm....



> Regards,
>
> -Rob
>
> > So...get your creative juices flowing and let's see what we can do.
> > --
> > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > MzK
> >
> > "Just 'cause you got the monkey off your back
> >  doesn't mean the circus has left town."
> >                     -- George Carlin
>



-- 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MzK

"Just 'cause you got the monkey off your back
 doesn't mean the circus has left town."
                    -- George Carlin

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