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From Dave Fisher <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS][WWW] maybe time for a home page facelift?
Date Tue, 25 Sep 2012 22:47:40 GMT

On Sep 25, 2012, at 3:26 PM, Alexandro Colorado wrote:

> Should we have a webdev list?

We discussed using the tags [WWW] last year.

> In the past we did had dedicated list for each line of the project. I
> am not sure this is something that should be discussed as the work on
> redesign start growing.

Generally everything should be here.

> Some suggestions on the design of the site:
> - Show the product, currently there is nothing visual that relates the
> software with office productivity.

Perhaps we should setup an area in ooo-site where we can have a design contest. Let me think
about how to do that technically using the CMS.

Kay - you should continue to with whatever efforts you have in mind with the main page. What
I am thinking about is redesigning the headers and footers.

> - Responsive design, mobile browsers, tablets and devices can have
> different dimensions on the site, having a RD conformant site could
> help our users browse through the site.

Sure. I think the best strategy might be to use a common set of css tags in device specific
css files that can then be varied according to the dimensions of the browser.

> - Corporate theme, ViewVC, cWiki, Forum(?), Bugzilla have their own
> theme, should there be efforts to adopt the same design like the
> templates/extension/wiki site.

The way the CMS works the templates used for the websites can be ported by the sysadmins and
teams in the Forum and mWiki. cWiki is harder. I'm sure that SF can follow as well.

> - Website QA - Possible broken pages due to the change in frameworks
> (from Oracle to Apache) on smaller projects.

Download the source, discuss any errors, make the changes - JFDI.


> On 9/25/12, Kay Schenk <> wrote:
>> On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 1:09 PM, Rob Weir <> wrote:
>>> On Sun, Sep 23, 2012 at 1:14 PM, Kay Schenk <> wrote:
>>>> With our graduation coming up soon, it might be time for us to consider
>>>> a
>>>> slight update to the user portal web site --
>>>> 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.
>>>, of course.  But also our project website, which
>>> will end up at The mailing lists will also
>>> update, e.g., ooo-dev@i.a.o -->  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):
>>> 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
> -- 
> Alexandro Colorado
> PPMC Apache OpenOffice

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