[maemo-community] maemo.org redesign

From: Andrew Flegg andrew at bleb.org
Date: Wed Oct 1 20:59:55 EEST 2008
Dave wrote:
[snip lots of good stuff]
> Let me put it differently - I think that the site needs to focus more on
> potential community members than existing community members.

Strongly agreed, and this is what Graham also expressed with his idea of a /home if we want to provide a home page for existing community members.

I also agree that my mockup's still too wordy and may overload the casual visitor. However, I think it's important to capture what the communities swarming around at the moment (to show it's an active community and to provide context to community information).

Perhaps, then, a hybrid of all of the ideas so far:

  * The buttons from my mockup to take the new
    user where they need to be)

  * A very short "About" splash next to them to
    let people know if they're on a vaguely
    intersting and/or correct site.

  * A 2/3rds width panel below containing swarm
    info from some[1] source(s).

  * A couple of small portlets from Quim's design
    showing community "size" stats: number of 
    users, garage projects, latest user (I like the
    "welcome J. Bloggs" idea)

[1] Given number of mailing replies may not be sufficient for good SNR on the swarming, it could be sufficent to have the karmically rated news and most popular ITT threads from the last 24 hours.



Andrew Flegg -- mailto:andrew at bleb.org  |  http://www.bleb.org/
maemo.org Community Council member

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