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Would you participate in a gentoo.org website redesign competition?
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Yes
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 1:34 pm    Post subject: Gentoo.org is ugly, needs to be improved Reply with quote

Gentoo.org looks very old. Most of us would agree that it needs to be redesigned.
In this thread I would like to gather ideas form all Gentoo users on how you would like the site to be improved, and how to make this happen.

What do you think about a redesign competition?
(I have created a poll to count the number of users who would like to participate in a gentoo.org redesign competition.)

What are the obstacles?

I beleive if all of us start seriously thinking about the redesign of our[/list] fantastic linux distribution which is Gentoo. We will make this happen.

Please post your opinions, thoughts, plans etc. under this thread.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never seen a poll where you have the same choice twice.
Besides it's not the bling in the opening page that counts.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gerard82 wrote:
Never seen a poll where you have the same choice twice.
Besides it's not the bling in the opening page that counts.
Gerard.

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(I have created a poll to count the number of users who would like to participate in a gentoo.org redesign competition.)

There was no single answer option. There is no point of calculating those who don't want to wet their hands and not design a new gentoo.org theme
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://userstyles.org/styles/browse?search_terms=http%3A%2F%2Fforums.gentoo.org%2F
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This has to be the dumbest poll that I have ever seen 8O
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

denysonique,

Its been done at least twice that I know of and one time there was even some work done towards moving to the new design.

It didn't happen because there were not enough motivated people to carry it through.
If you want it to happen, just do it. You can get the site via anon CVS. Thats the XML source.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess that is the issue. Moving to another framework might be out of the question.

I still say that gentoo.org in comparison to distros such as Ubuntu is a technical site with a lot of the information targetted at individuals who only want access to the content, not flashy (not meaning Flash) eye-candy. Beyond that, a lot of new users will visit with a text-only browser (before X is built) so it is very important that the site can be read by those browsers (links, lynx, etc).

I propose a mobile site get made so I can access the guide while installing on my phone (an iPhone). Use jQtouch at that :)
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tatsh: for now we will focus only on the design, the design can easly be ported to another system at anytime afterwards.


Btw, redisign chat - /join ##gentoo-redesign
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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the design can easly be ported to another system at anytime afterwards

Not that easy... it has been tried before, see http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/infrastructure/redesign-guidelines.xml . Site uses xml with xsl stylesheets, maybe good for documentation, but bad for everything else.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heh, gotta admit, I though from the title that this would be a poll like, "do you like it? do you not like it?" thread but either way, I think the "no" option would suffice at it would show, accurately or not, the amount of dwellers who do actually like it as it is.

I personally like it as it is and have no urge to go and design a new one.
To me, simple is usually more. 8)
Especially when it comes to a site with a lot of information I want to access quickly and as mentioned, it should be nice to view via Links and such as well.


Anyways, just my thoughts!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think gentoo.org needs update . I never want it looks like slackware homepage .
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its only going to happen if some one/group puts time into making it happen.
Posting here to say 'do it' won't change anything.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apperently some folks did it.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahenobarbi,

... almost. The conversion was never completed.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you know if it will be completed? Or is it possible for someone else to try to do this their way?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahenobarbi: We are currently discussing things in ##gentoo-redesign. Please join the channel if you would like to help us.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 2:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember the good days when the entire gentoo experience could fit inside a 80x25 vt100 terminal. Usenet news, IRC, FTP. All from GNU Screen and a Happy Hacker Keyboard. An Intel 386 with 128MB ought to be enough for anyone...
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dattaway3 wrote:
I remember the good days when the entire gentoo experience could fit inside a 80x25 vt100 terminal. Usenet news, IRC, FTP. All from GNU Screen and a Happy Hacker Keyboard. An Intel 386 with 128MB ought to be enough for anyone...
Youze trollin. Gentoo isn't old enough for that. IDK whether gentoo was around before glibc dropped 386 support. Gotta have a graphical web browser these days. Horizontal-only splitting in screen kinda sucks too. I prefer screen in conjunction with a tiling WM.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ormaaj,

For the record, Gentoo is just over 11 years old. We couldn't track down its birthday exactly, even with the founders help.
We did try for the 10th birthday. In the end we decided on 4th October 1999 as that is the registration date of gentoo.org
Gentoo well predates i386 support being dropped by glibc. In fact when that happened we had to write a CHOST upgrade guide for all the users using a i386 CHOST.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Gentoo Chat to Duplicate Threads, refer to "What do you think of the Gentoo website?".
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