[maemo-community] maemo.org redesign

From: Valerio Valerio vdv100 at gmail.com
Date: Mon Sep 29 21:12:24 EEST 2008

2008/9/28 Andrew Flegg <andrew at bleb.org>

> On Sat, Sep 27, 2008 at 11:31 PM, Andrew Flegg <andrew at bleb.org> wrote:
> >
> > Here're my thoughts. No mockup yet; I'm no graphic designer, so it'll
> > take me a while.
> I've attempted to do something with Inkscape:
>    http://bleb.org/software/maemo/maemo-org_mockup.png

I like this design,very simple and clear, but I have a little suggestion, I
don't know if whit my suggestion the design will be a little more 'unclear',
the changes can be made easily in Inkscape and produce a new mockup :)
My suggestions are:

1- put the four boxes on the left and put a new box with "the pearl" on the
2- use the blank space on the left of the four boxes to put the maemo logo
and a little description, like the in http://www.opensuse.org/en/ , but

Best regards,

Valério Valério


> Key features:
> > == Small links ==
> > Pervasive across *.maemo.org. [snip]
> And I *mean* pervasive. The overall outline and top-bar should be
> present on *.maemo.org sites. I've used the term 'Add-ons' rather than
> 'Downloads', because things added to the tablet'll be coming through
> Application Manager rather than directly downloaded. "Extras" is nice,
> but too general at the top-level.
> > == Big links ==
> > Task oriented boxes; nicely rounded rectangles, with graduated fills,
> > white text, a glossy look and lovely icons; [snip]
> These are to guide people who end-up here from Google or
> maemo.nokia.com. High-level, simple English. They'll go to the level 1
> pages the same as the pervasive links at the top.
> > == Swarming ==
> > Below the above, we show the current activity in the community. This
> > is NOT just the latest content (seriously, most of the time that's not
> > that useful), but instead shows rolling averages of things like the
> > wiki, Bugzilla and the mailing lists; and top-rated news items. This
> > is to try and capture where the community is currently focused.
> The formatting of the portlets capturing this swarm information is
> sub-optimal, but Inkscape ain't the best for doing DTP. Hopefully, you
> can get the gist and look past the over-simplified detail.
> The portlets correspond to the easy-to-use buttons above, + an about
> box + news & events. Content is syndicated from a VARIETY of sources,
> weighted by activity/newness/etc. and sorted into the buckets. For
> example, the "latest community activity" is showing threads from
> maemo-users, maemo-community and pages which have been recently
> changed a few times in Category:Users and Category:Communnity in the
> wiki.
> Similarly, latest developer activity aggregates content from
> -developers and Category:Development in the wiki.
> These lists should be better styled, possibly including dates - and
> maybe even mini-icons as bullet points to represent the source of the
> information.
> Anyway, this is close to what's in my head at the moment. If nothing
> else, hopefully it'll inspire some discussion.
> Thanks in advance,
> Andrew
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