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From Jean-Baptiste Onofré ...@nanthrax.net>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Karaf marketing
Date Wed, 02 Dec 2015 09:13:59 GMT
Thanks Morgan,

let me integrate your comments.


On 12/02/2015 09:48 AM, Morgan Hautman wrote:
> HI JB,
> Some remarks / improvements I see:
> I think the font is too small , particularly the headings.
> Since you want to put everything (like the releases for example) on a
> single page. It might be a good idea to add a sort of quick navigation
> on the left of each page. Like I did here ->
> http://mhautman.com/karaf-site/
> On the home page, when you scroll down to "Projects", it's a nice try to
> put all the Text centered at the right but It's IMHO it's really weird
> and even more with the bullets. You should try to make the bullet center
> to the left but let the whole content float to the left. (If you get
> what I mean..)
> Regards,
> Morgan
> On 12/01/2015 04:39 PM, Jean-Baptiste Onofré wrote:
>> Hi guys,
>> I updated the website proposal:
>> http://maven.nanthrax.net/goodies/karaf/site/
>> (don't forget to reload the page cache with CTRL-R for instance).
>> I added most of the pages (I have to clean up some links), the news
>> sliders, etc.
>> Now, I'm working on:
>> 1. migrating the documentation to asciidoc (like the decanter one)
>> 2. revamping of the dev guide to be more "recipes oriented", with
>> samples embedded in the distribution
>> Regarding the website, please, don't hesitate to share your comments
>> (on IRC, Skype, mail, or mailing list), I will integrate it.
>> I would like to promote this new "marketing" material soon.
>> Thanks,
>> Regards
>> JB
>> On 11/12/2015 07:54 AM, Jean-Baptiste Onofré wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I already discussed with some of you about my plan on Karaf marketing.
>>> I think clearly that we had a great project, a great team, a great tool,
>>> but we're not really good in term of promotion and marketing.
>>> Especially, we have to be clear in the message and the projects that we
>>> deliver. For instance, again, I'm sure that karaf-boot is a huge step
>>> forward in Karaf adoption. I'm not sure that all users are aware and
>>> know the purpose of Cellar, Cave, Decanter, and even some Karaf areas.
>>> In order to improve the Karaf marketing area, I would like to propose
>>> the following plan:
>>> 1. More professional website
>>> I think we have to improve both the content and the look'n feel of the
>>> website.
>>> In term of content, I think it makes sense to not emphasize on OSGi. The
>>> fact that Karaf runs OSGi is not really interesting for most of end
>>> users (of course, it is for advanced/power users). We have to explain
>>> that Karaf is modern and multi-purpose container. More over, with
>>> karaf-boot, it becomes also a bootstrapper and "run anywhere" paradigm
>>> platform.
>>> So, I started a new website, changing the look'n feel (to give a more
>>> professional shape) and the content (changing the marketing message):
>>>      http://maven.nanthrax.net/goodies/karaf/site/
>>> I will complete the website today (some cleanup, other pages than the
>>> home one, etc), but it already gives you an idea.
>>> 2. New guides/documentation
>>> I'm working on the improvement in term of content of the documentation.
>>> Especially, the dev guide will be more straight forward, providing
>>> recipes for users.
>>> All guides will use asciidoc now. You can already see the kind of output
>>> on the Decanter guide:
>>>      http://karaf.apache.org/manual/decanter/latest-1/index.html
>>> All Karaf guides (and subprojects) will be rendered in a popup using
>>> such look'n feel.
>>> 3. Meetups
>>> I plan to organize a Karaf Meetup beginning of 2016. I have some
>>> sponsors in mind. The purpose is to meet most of Karaf users, devs, and
>>> enthusiasts.
>>> I will give you more details soon.
>>> Thoughts ?
>>> Regards
>>> JB

Jean-Baptiste Onofré
Talend - http://www.talend.com

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