[maemo-community] maemo.org redesign

From: Quim Gil quim.gil at nokia.com
Date: Wed Oct 15 10:02:17 EEST 2008
Andre's latest mockup http://openbossa.andrecunha.com/HOMEB.jpg shows a
good evolution. Two concerns still before going into really the details:

- Too thick header. The best benchmark for this is to load the image in
your tablet. Any height we can save there is good.

- Too many boxes. I think it gets distressing at some point. Help =
Support and Join Us = Get involved, therefore I propose (again) to get
rid of those duplicities. More background boxes can disappear just bu
putting the elements on top of the background.

A first step in that direction:


NO INTENTION OF SHOWING FINAL DESIGN! I just plaid with the existing
elements doing cut, paste, scale, invert.

The major changes are the move of login/register from the header to the
People block (with some design love it can loook sensible and
integrated) and killing (again) the thick buttons that (really, really)
I don't think that useful just because they are big.

Now there is a slimmer header (more can be done working on nav + help +
search boxes) and some more clarity.

ext Jussi.H Makinen wrote:
> Hi,
> To my eye, Andre's  first layout
> (http://openbossa.andrecunha.com/HOME.jpg) has the best looks. Forcing
> two big download banners to the front page does not seem like an
> elegant solution compared to the original.

They are not banners but pure information bits. When we get the karmna
for applications - https://bugs.maemo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2179 - the HOT
item will be refreshed automatically probably every 3-7 days just like
the top news get refreshed, while the FRESH will probably change several
times a day - http://maemo.org/downloads/updated/OS2008/25/

It is the interest of everybody to raise the attention on these apps to
get more downloads, testing, feedback and ratings. maemo.nokia.com is
actually very interested on this since you will cherry pick from there
what is considered most interesting and best, taking into account the
feedback received on stability etc.

> The main app promotion page
> for users should anyway be at maemo.nokia.com and further down the
> road I can see the application manger itself handling lot's of this
> "most downloaded" "fresh" etc. stuff. So, why push it here? Not sure
> who does it serve...

"fresh" in maemo.org might be a lot more fresh than in maemo.nokia.com
or even the application manager. maemo.org is the frontline where the
first generation of feedback is received. Many fresh stuff in maemo.org
will probably never show up in maemo.nokia.com or the application
manager (aka extras).

Quim Gil

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