[maemo-community] maemo.org preferred tools and formats

From: Dave Neary dneary at maemo.org
Date: Sun Feb 7 23:58:19 EET 2010

Andrew Flegg wrote:
> Stick a wiki page up:
>   * SVG (Inkscape enhanced fine)
>   * PNG
>   * ODF
>   * ODP
>   * PDF (for stuff which is not intended to be edited)

Add TIFF, JPG, HTML, I would think.

The question raises an issue - where should this type of stuff go in the
wiki? I don't necessarily mean categories (ot could be Category:Media
and Users I suppose), but more where does it fit in the navigation?
Clearly this is not a link for the front page (which needs some cleaning
up I think), but if someone comes onto the front page looking for this
kind of information, what link would they look for & click?

> More interesting, IMHO, are the standard presentation templates I've
> been (intermittently) trying to get some momentum for for the past 2.5
> years. But having a set of standard formats for collaboration within
> the community can't be bad.

I'm not a fan of presentation templates at all - and I think that effort
put into making them would not be time well spent. Templates sometimes
(often?) encourage poor practice in slide design, and the template
elements like logos distract from the message you're working to get
across. I don't need to see a maemo.org logo on every slide for a Maemo

Personal opinion, of course, but I'd much prefer to teach people good
presentation style than to have everyone use the same template to
artificially enforce a visual identity.


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