[maemo-community] Minutes of web design meeting, 13/1/2009

From: Tim tim at samoff.com
Date: Tue Jan 13 21:57:19 EET 2009

> I propose we meet Wednesday
> 21st at 14h UTC instead. Does this
> cause a problem for anyone?



On Tue, 13 Jan 2009 18:46:59 +0100, Dave Neary <dneary at maemo.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Here's the summary of the IRC web design meeting from this afternoon.
> I'm not sure if there's an online transcript, but I have it saved here
> if people would like to see the verbotim transcript.
> Cheers,
> Dave.
> Present (IRC nicks - people who spoke):
> dneary
> Jaffa2
> timsamoff
> X-Fade
> andre___
> bergie
> glaubertsouza (+5mn)
> acunha (+18mn)
> wazd
> General discussion:
> wazd had some criticisms of the current front page design. He wondered
> why "Documentation" got a link, and "Talk" didn't. Dave said that "Talk"
> would be part of both the Support and the Community pages, and that
> Documentation snuck back onto the front page. After some discussion,
> Dave asked wazd to bring his comments to the mailing list.
> Summary of progress:
> Glaubert has completed designs of three pages, the home page, community
> and development, and has been working on layout & design of Downloads
> and the planet since last week.
> Henri reviewed the HTML+CSS which we have received of the 3 pages, and
> considers that they don't meet many of the guidelines that he set out
> before Christmas:
> In his words, "the current version has some structural issues and quite
> a bad case of classitis
> (http://joshuaink2006.johnoxton.co.uk/blog/330/avoiding-classitis) that
> makes it a bit hard to adapt and reuse so with it there are two options:
> hot-fix the structural things, or redo it"
> Next steps:
> Henri proposed taking page designs, and the existing HTML+CSS, and
> re-doing them to meet their needs. Lauri Manner will be working on this
> for Nemein. Henri will deliver the first page, a standard content page,
> on Friday. Standard page chosen as reference:
> (but the stylesheet will be done in a way it will apply to the whole
> site).
> Glaubert will apply the new style to the page by Thursday, to give Lauri
> a visual comparison to work with. Designing a generic page is higher
> priority than the others.
> Glaubert will work on pages as they need to be styled for Henri's team,
> as well as working on the design and delivery of a number of
> templates/reusable elements designed for the site, and icons for the new
> theme.
> Dave will work on a content proposal for the Support page before
> Thursday, and will work with Tim to wireframe it. Dave will put the
> resources needed into a wiki page, where we will track the progress of
> what graphics are done & who's working on what.
> Resources needed:
> Reusable elements for web pages:
> "Person widget": photo, name, karma, online status - two versions:
> inline and small box
> "Application widget": name, screenshot, downloads, stars, ...
> Images and icons:
> No avatar
> Star/no star
> Thumbs up/down
> online/offline
> Rollover versions for images and icons
> We meet again next week. During the meeting I proposed Tuesday 20th, but
> I have a conflict in the afternoon that day. I propose we meet Wednesday
> 21st at 14h UTC instead. Does this cause a problem for anyone?
> Cheers,
> Dave.
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