[maemo-community] maemo.org redesign

From: Quim Gil quim.gil at nokia.com
Date: Wed Oct 8 08:49:17 EEST 2008
Tim's mockup + my basic sketch look like a good set to be offered to
anybody willing to work on a final proposal adding their own creativity...

ext Tim wrote:
> Thanks, Quim! And, I'm happy to say that the new design I started
> working on last night will fit into this very nicely.
> One question: Does the Search functionality need to be tied to a
> pull-down menu or was that just an idea?

Just an idea, inspired by http://last.fm . We have also a potential need
for "sectorial" searched: downloads in downloads, news in news and so
on. This could be something.

> One comment: It's good that the entire page fits 800px wide. I would
> also propose that the main content (everything to the left of the right
> sidebar) fit into a 700px wide space -- which fits into the browser when
> it's not in full-screen mode.

Sure, that's a good thing.

> Last thought: Your idea does not reflect a "fluid" layout in the true
> sense, so we should make sure people keep that in mind as they design.

Long horizontal lines are more difficult to read and screen resolutions
are getting wider and wider. So yes, fixed width is a good default
unless there are good reasons for breaking it (like we are doing with
bugs.m.o and garage.m.o

> I should be able to finish my new design idea within the next couple of
> days. (It may not look _exactly_ like what Quim has posted, but it will
> contain everything that is present on his design -- in roughly the same
> places).
> Tim
> P.S. Thanks for mocking on a grid! :)

Grids are lovely, aren't they.  :)

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>     ----- Original Message -----
>     *Subject: *Re: maemo.org redesign
>     *From:  *Quim Gil <quim.gil at nokia.com>
>     *To: *"Tim" <tim at samoff.com>,"List for community development"
>     <maemo-community at maemo.org>
>     *Date: *10/07/2008 2:32 am
>     http://wiki.maemo.org/images/1/15/Maemoorg-home-proposal-3.jpg
>     - All good ideas taken.
>     - Nobody should get overloaded, not even the 770 browser.
>     - Perfectly doable with simple & standard code.
>     - Content refreshed by the community, no need for manual updates.
>     - Flexible: you can improve a module without affecting the whole.
>     - All what designers need to work on a beautiful layout.
>     - All what writers need to work on final copy.
>     -- 
>     Quim Gil

Quim Gil
marketing manager, open source
Maemo Software @ Nokia

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