[maemo-community] maemo.org redesign

From: Andrew Flegg andrew at bleb.org
Date: Sat Oct 4 22:28:27 EEST 2008
On Sat, Oct 4, 2008 at 2:23 PM, Tim <tim at samoff.com> wrote:
> Great comments! I tend to agree (mostly), although, I started liking the
> "dynamic" approach the more I got into the design -- which is why I removed
> the main bug "nav" buttons from _our_ original designs. ;) Maybe I (or
> someone) can come up with a good hybrid between the two.

The trouble is, if you just arrive at maemo.org semi-randomly[1],
being presented with a mass of news, a "pearl" (there's no context for
what that really is), a mass of downloads etc. is just overwhelming.

The original reason (a very sensible suggestion by Quim) for showing
dynamic content on the front page is to show the community is alive &
active. I think we can do that without overloading, people.

If nothing else, can we have consensus between the various people
discussing this that the maemo.org *frontpage* shouldn't try to be a
daily/weekly/regularly-visited homepage for Maemo-related content for
existing community members? And that the frontpage *has* to handle
being some form of gateway (especially until we've actually /seen/

>> It proves, once again, you're a much better designer & pretty picture
>> maker than me :-)
> Actually, I really liked your first attempt -- it's what inspired me to do
> something! :)

I'm quite proud of the top half :-) Anyway, anyone's free to nick
anything from the (Inkscape) SVG source at:




[1] Although we can *hope* people arrive at http://maemo.nokia.com/ first, and
    *assume* they will if they follow the (presumably) built-in "breadcrumbs"
    (and are existing device owners); I think we probably shouldn't take it for
    granted for all visitors.

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

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