[IAEP] planet.sugarlabs.org html/css redesign

Sean DALY sdaly.be at gmail.com
Tue Feb 1 04:58:47 EST 2011

My concern is for nondevelopers (teachers for example) who don't know
what a "planet" is. If you don't know what it is and does, you won't
google for it.

It seems Google is now spidering the planet text, which is progress.

We need to try to lower barriers on our websites. Slashdot may be a
reference for techies, but it isn't for teachers. I will always favor
being concise; my 2009 suggestion was a rewrite since I thought the
existing text was previously agreed upon.

how about:
"Planet Sugar is a collection of blog posts by Sugar Labs contributors
- teachers, developers, deployers. Click on each title to see the
original post."


On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 10:27 PM, Bernie Innocenti <bernie at codewiz.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-01-31 at 09:25 +0100, Sean DALY wrote:
>> I can't assist with CSS, but what would be helpful would be to make
>> the changes I suggested back in 2009 [1].
> Searching for "sugar planet" now returns the planet as first result both
> in Google and in Duckduckgo. It's still a low hit for "sugar blogs" or
> "sugar labs blogs".
>> Developers know what a planet is and does, but to anyone else, it's
>> not clear at all that sugarlabs.org is not the original publisher of
>> the blog posts.
> Right, but I'd rather not *tell* that explicitly with a blurb at the
> top. What the planet is about should be obvious from its content and
> presentation. See for example: olpcnews.com or slashdot.org.
> Perhaps we could have a small subtitle:
>  Sugar Planet - news from sugar users around the world
> or even something more subtle:
>  Sugar Planet - sweet news from the world
>> I still have no idea if updated blog posts are re-aggregated to the
>> planet or not.
> Yes, every hour a cronjob polls all the feeds and regenerates the
> planet.
> --
>   // Bernie Innocenti - http://codewiz.org/
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