[maemo-community] [maemo2midgard] Adapting the home to the social news

From: Quim Gil quim.gil at nokia.com
Date: Thu Aug 23 08:54:48 EEST 2007
We have still some features missing and bugs in http://maemo.org/news
(btw, the subbscribers of these list should be using the fave features
on a regular basis)  :)

However, one day (hopefully sooner than later) we will fix those and the
beta period will end. That day we will have a visible change in the
home, reflecting all the latest and best news.


I've got some:

- The area to use is still the body below the 'open source development
for ..." banner. The column stays as it is.

- Announcements still will need an own place (perhaps showing only the
1-3 latest + link for more).

- Community (Garage) + Planet will disappear as own entities. The best
garage news and blog enties will hit the home when the maemo community
and the karma maths push them there.

- The top news of the day should be very visible, with extended text and
image if it has it. The rest only headline. This is visually attractive
to users and is a good incentive for news writers.

- Latest Flickr and latest YouTube hitting the top 10 or getting a karma
above X should have a fixed space in the home featuring a thumbnail.

- Users should be able to fave already in the home. More incentive to
writers to hit the home and stay there more days.

- A thought for later: we need to leave some space for an "Events" block
somewhere, featuring the nex conferences meetings etc with a maemo

Quim Gil - http://maemo.org

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