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Gentoo Foundation Website Redesign Finalists
Aaron Shi
46%
 46%  [ 1452 ]
Charles-Andre Landemaine - gencorp
15%
 15%  [ 475 ]
Charles-Andre Landemaine - gentech
10%
 10%  [ 331 ]
Derek Gerstmann
4%
 4%  [ 133 ]
Iris on Mirror
20%
 20%  [ 638 ]
None of the above -- keep the existing look and feel
3%
 3%  [ 118 ]
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 25, 2004 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know if this has been mentioned already ( I am not about to read 16 pages of posts). I recall something about changing the website from using axkit to a new package that is being modified for use by the gentoo website as axkit was no longer suitable for the job.
Something along those lines.

That said, they are doing more than just changing an interface design. Otherwise the changes could be brought on line one at a time. It will take time to modify, test, debug,retest, more debugging, the whole thing before they are able to make the change.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

loki99 wrote:


i just droped them a short mail. lets see if anything happens!


i hope you all have read the new GWN!

well, just in case you haven´t:
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Sven Vermeulen (Swift) has announced the next steps in the process of implementing the website redesign contest results at the actual Gentoo website. "I hope to welcome lots of contributors that are willing to donate some of their free time to the development of this redesign." says Swift, who set up a new mailing list to coordinate the effort, currently composed of the original designer Aaron Shi, the Gentoo developers involved in the decision on which design to retain, and already a handful of determined non-dev contributors with experience in web design.

"This mailinglist is primarily meant for discussions on the layout of the Gentoo website (from which we can deviate a bit, but not much, since it was elected by our community), the structure of the Gentoo website (think sitemap) and the backend of the Gentoo website (the underlying XSLT code and XML formats)." continues Swift. If you're a knowledgeable web designer, content aggregator or generally good with XSLT and XML, and would like to join the group that looks into the tasks at hand, please contact Swift directly.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aaron shi :D
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aaron Shi's design definately has the most pop. And who are those people is Charles-Andre's front page?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry guys, but the current design is vastly better than any of that
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 1:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like how simple and efficient the current design is. I guess those flashy graphics and whatnot are cool and all but I'm sure it wont' work as well in Links and will probably eat more bandwidth and reduce the screen information display efficiency. However I think a nicer more professional design might aslo make some good impressions on new gentoo folks that check out the site for the first time. It can have great effects on the gentoo community :) I'm actually looking forward to the new design being a graphics designer myself (but too lazy to have applied in this contest :lol:)
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tuxamd wrote:
... I'm sure it wont' work as well in Links and will probably eat more bandwidth and reduce the screen information display efficiency.


One thing I noticed when I was doing my first Gentoo install, not that long ago (it was goood, I say, gooood!) was that in Lynx etc it takes a remarkably long time to navigate to the handbook, to find out how to install X Windows so you can get a real browser :)

I think maybe a shortcut very near the top of the page straight to the Docs would be sensible. At the moment there is a lot of navigation to do.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You raise an intresting point, perhaps their should be 2 versions of the gentoo website, one for text-based browsers so that its exceedingly simple to access the handbook, and all of the very well written documents about gentoo linux, and a snazzy graphics based version
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Khaine wrote:
You raise an intresting point, perhaps their should be 2 versions of the gentoo website, one for text-based browsers so that its exceedingly simple to access the handbook, and all of the very well written documents about gentoo linux, and a snazzy graphics based version


That would be a pretty good idea. Maybe something like text.gentoo.org or something. Perhaps even a forums theme for it, woudln't be hard.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Charles-Andre Landemaine - gentec
is the best :)
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2005 3:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

can't figure out how to vote....:( maybe when I go home in the morning to my Gentoo system...
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2005 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

klieber wrote:
This poll closes on Friday, October 8th 2004.

You're about four months too late. :wink:
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2005 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well it's good to see that we have moved ahead with the redesign so quickly.... anyone need some help?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2005 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

azlan wrote:
Well it's good to see that we have moved ahead with the redesign so quickly.... anyone need some help?


just hold your feet still and wait until its done! :roll:
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 3:20 am    Post subject: Site redisign? What happened to it Reply with quote

?

The contest, if memory serves, was last novemer or october. But...the site hasnt changed. What happened to the redisign winner, or is this covered in some newsletter I havent read.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm quite sure this is a duplicate, but don't find the thread I'm looking for... anyway, see http://www.gentoo.org/news/en/gwn/20050103-newsletter.xml and sign up for the mailing list. In the end it's like the 200x.y releases, they're ready when they're ready :wink:
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Merged http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-p-2161932.html#2161932 to this thread as the gwn link never made it here.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Erm.. so when will the new design be implemented? :)
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mad_Dude wrote:
Erm.. so when will the new design be implemented? :)


Yes, when? Its been like 6 months
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please look up a few posts and sign up to the mailing list to track the progress.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 3:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had an idea I thought I would share, in hopes that it might be implemented in the new website...and I figured this would be the place to post it :roll:

I am guessing there will be quite a bit of reorganization of info on the new site, and I assume something will be done with the documents page. But whatever happens, I think that it would be nice to have an extra page that lists all of the available official documents...maybe arranged alphabetically or something. Personally I would find browsing a complete list easier when I am trying to check to see if there is an official doc on a specific topic.


Just a thought.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2005 1:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use a text based browser as much as I possibly can. (I am using elinks right now) Good graphics are nice for first impressions, but I like to use packages.gentoo.org, bugs.gentoo.org, and the docs for informational purposes only, and need things to be formatted in a clean and effective manner. :)
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2005 5:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vaporz wrote:
sorry guys, but the current design is vastly better than any of that


Agree...
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2005 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vaporz wrote:
sorry guys, but the current design is vastly better than any of that


I agree as well.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2005 10:08 pm    Post subject: What Redesign? from September? Reply with quote

What ever happened to this? I read last week that there were a few changes but i ahve been waiting for a complete redesign not just a few simple image mods and text changes.

http://www.gentoo.org/news/20050408-cosmetics.xml

I dont really want to look though all the lists....does anyone know the status? Is it still going to happen?
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