[IAEP] Design for a.sl.o and sugarlabs
joshcwilliams at gmail.com
Wed Mar 4 14:01:47 EST 2009
Eben Eliason wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 5:27 AM, Tomeu Vizoso <tomeu at sugarlabs.org> wrote:
>> Hi Josh,
>> I'm wondering how we can move forward on this. I see two possibilities:
>> - keep insisting to the Design team to give feedback on your mockups
>> and reach an agreement with them after a number if iterations.
> Christian and I both gave some feedback on what must have been another
> thread. I think we should go through a few iterations if we could, to
> bring the wireframe of sorts into a fleshed out design consistent with
> the Sugar Labs web presence. A few suggestions were: use an official
> Sugar Labs logo and colors; use a solid white background; scratch the
> gradients (which aren't part of our visual language); likewise no
> bevels; and perhaps a design for the content areas that doesn't feel
> quite as "enclosed".
> We should also discuss a bit the ways we want the site to work. I
> know that Josh has been designing to an XO-sized display, but there
> are of course ways to make the page scalable as well, which we might
Yeah, we could make the site a percentage based-width, with a
max/min-width like the mozilla guys do it, or set the width with ems to
have a truly scalable site (which I think is a very good option). The XO
actually has a fairly decent resolution, so I don't think it would hurt
anyone else's browsing experience to just have a fixed width.
> Also, we should talk about the way we want to expose the
> activities. One approach is shown in the mockup—a single featured
> activity—but I would actually lean toward something that looks a lot
> like the activities page on the static portion of the site, with an
> array of activities with icons and brief one-line descriptions in a
> grid, so that it's easy to jump into any of a number of recently added
> activities right from the home page.I actually think the static activities page might be a good one to
> build out from in terms of a design, adding components such as search
> fields, category menus, etc. I'd be happy to find some time to
> iterate on the proposed design add my thoughts into this design space
> over the next week or so. Perhaps Christian will have insight as
> - Eben
>> - implement your design in activities-devel.sugarlabs.org and ask the
>> community for opinions before applying those changes to production.
>> AFAIK, you will only need to modify two files in order to customize
>> the look of the site:
>> On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 17:10, ,Josh williams <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 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.
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