[IAEP] Design ideas for a.sl.o and sugarlabs

,Josh williams joshcwilliams at gmail.com
Fri Feb 27 01:51:31 EST 2009

Hi Wade,

I agree with you that there needs to be a unity between the websites and 
things are definitely confusing. That design I made is basically a wire 
frame to give us an idea for the layout. I wanted it to follow the HIG 
guidelines, take into account Mick's comments, and just be simple for 
kids to use. A friend recently let me borrow an XO, so I'll be able to 
make something that's more to scale soon. Thanks for the infrastructure 
ideas as well, they're a good start and I'll bring them up at the design 



Wade Brainerd wrote:
> Hey Josh, thanks for the offer of help!
> I definitely like your simple and kid-friendly theme for addons. I 
> wonder off the top of my head though, if it makes sense to make 
> addons.sl.o look *more* like the other sl.o sites?    Things are kind 
> of confusing right now with the different styles of wiki, trac, 
> addons, schools, gitorious, api, buildbot, etc.  planet is the lone 
> exception, it seems to follow wiki.sugarlabs.org 
> <http://wiki.sugarlabs.org> nicely :)
> It would be great if the Design Team could comment on this decision.
> Here are a couple other web infrastructure ideas:
> + Improve theming consistency among various SL.o sites.
> + Single sign on cookie among all SL.o sites - perhaps OpenID based.
> + Standard nav header atop all SL.o sites rather than the various nav 
> headers in different places, with different links.
> + Better splash page for Gitorious, looking more like GitWeb - a page 
> with a small search box at the top and the rest being a list of 
> projects, sorted by recent activity, showing owner and last commit details
> Best regards,
> Wade
> On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 11:10 AM, ,Josh williams 
> <joshcwilliams at gmail.com <mailto:joshcwilliams at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Hi, I'm working on the design of sugar labs add-ons with Mick Weiss.
>     I've created a mock up at http://sugarlabs.org/go/AddonsPortal/Design
>     but I've haven't been able to contact anyone on the design team as of
>     yet. I would also like to volunteer some of my time for other
>     projects.
>     I'm primarily a front-end designer with XHTML/CSS JavaScript
>     skills, but
>     I also know some PHP/MySQL and have a background in Linux. I also
>     enjoy
>     creating icons, so if there are any activities developers that need
>     icons please contact me. My portfolio is over at
>     http://tucsonlabs.com .
>     If you're a member of the design team or have some use for my skills,
>     please let me know.
>     Thanks
>     Josh
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