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From Andreas Kotes <count-apache....@flatline.de>
Subject Re: Web Designers
Date Sat, 30 Jan 2016 21:55:39 GMT
Hi,

On 1/30/16, 2:10 AM, "Evan Hughes" <wisebaldone@apache.org> wrote:
> We need a new website for our homepage and a new docs template design,

I also agree it could use a refresher.

What are the technical goals?

I'm asking because I've made good experience with static pages driven by
https://jekyllrb.com/, which is also behind GitHub Pages - if the GitHub
is to be continue this would solve the hosting as well.

I agree Design should come first - if nobody steps up, is there any
reason to not grab a design from http://www.oswd.org/ and adjust styles
as needed?

what are the goals for the design, i.e. should it inform? advertise?
educate? there are some visually stunning sites that leave a hell of an
impression of a product/service while not really allowing for detailed
information to provided in a truly structured manner.

(http://www.csszengarden.com/ has a few non-free Wows)

should the design of the website and the templates for documentation
be integrated with each other beyond color & style choices? should the
default Wave client template fall in line as well, or rather serve for
orientation?

I think these bits of information would be important for any designer to
have a chance of estimating the work required to do a complete job.

   count

-- 
Andreas 'count' Kotes
Taming computers for humans since 1990.
"Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." -- Howard Thurman

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