[of-dev] ofSite design (homepage esp.)

Daan van Hasselt contact at daanvanhasselt.com
Wed May 30 13:29:21 PDT 2012


Also regarding the new releases, I'd expect a big banner, a bunch of balloons and free beer in the event of a new release! Or at least a notice that the new release has just gone live and can be downloaded from the download page. 


On Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 22:25 , Roy Macdonald wrote:

> yeah, it's a good idea! i'll do so.
> 
> On Wed, May 30, 2012 at 4:15 PM, Daan van Hasselt <contact at daanvanhasselt.com (mailto:contact at daanvanhasselt.com)> wrote:
> > I totally agree, the first impression when viewing the front page is that not a lot is happening since a really old video is still on the page. I'd be happy to help out with the video, I think it would be a good idea to also ask on the forums for any video's containing OF work. 
> > 
> > -- Daan
> > 
> > On Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 22:10 , Roy Macdonald wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > > So I never knew about this underground mailing list until yesterday. :)
> > > I opened an issue in ofSite's github, but kyle closed it and sugested reposting it here.
> > > This is how it went:
> > > I'm curious about why there's almost no signs of the new release in ofSite homepage.
> > > Besides that when someone new gets there the first video is a 2008 video. Shouldn't we put there a newer video. There are so much stuff that's really cool that could go there. 
> > > regarding site design/look, I think the header uses to much screen space and leaves way to much unused space. For instance in the documentation page almost all you see is the header with lots of unused screen space.
> > > So, can I propose a new/modified look?
> > > Any sugestions for the video in the homepage? I think that a mashup of a lot of videos of stuff done with OF would be really cool, I'll see if I can do so with my crew (we're quite busy right now but it guess that we can make some time to do it).
> > > In this case a suggestion of videos to include would be really nice. 
> > > Last thing, do I need to install blogofile in my computer to be able to see the modifications I do to the site?
> > > Best regards!
> > > 
> > > 
> > > kylemcdonald commented:
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> > > 
> > > i think we're really open to design suggestions! could you make a mockup showing your proposed changes? and then we can discuss it and figure out who would be interested in implementing it. no promises, but a mockup would be super helpful :)
> > > 
> > > 
> > > regarding the video, it would be great to have a new one! but it's not an easy task, there is a lot of footage out there, a lot of good projects, it would be a long project. if you're interested in producing it, maybe you can get some of the stuff zach has floating around?
> > > 
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> > > and yes, you need to install blogofile to see the changes on your machine. see the readme for directions.
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> > > 
> > > roymacdonald commented:
> > > 
> > > Much more than a complete redisign I think that optimizing the actual desing is what I'm thinking of.
> > > So, it would be easier to just do such modifications and optimizations.
> > > 
> > > 
> > > I'll see what videos I can collect.
> > > 
> > > I just posted this here because I thought It was the best place to do so. 
> > > 
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