[Sugar-devel] [IAEP] Design for a.sl.o and sugarlabs
wadetb at gmail.com
Wed Mar 4 13:58:14 EST 2009
Looks nice and clean!
My only comment is that Download does not look enough like a button. It
looks more like a continuation of the header.
The position and size of the button in addition to the lack of additional
styling both contribute.
On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 11:05 AM, Eben Eliason <eben.eliason at gmail.com>wrote:
> Here are some sketches I have been playing with, for thought and
> critique. Nothing's finished, but I was taking some cues from the
> static site and the comments I mentioned in my earlier post. (I'm sure
> Christian will still tear it apart. :-P )
> To your point Tomeu, I realize some of the layout might not be correct
> given the starting point, but I was working from scratch here based on
> what I thought would be an optimal experience (I have no proof of such
> optimality; opinions welcome). We may have to reorganize as
> necessary; we'd have to see how flexible the templates and CSS are.
> - Eben
> On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 10:14 AM, Tomeu Vizoso <tomeu at sugarlabs.org> wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 16:03, Eben Eliason <eben.eliason at gmail.com>
> >> On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 5:27 AM, Tomeu Vizoso <tomeu at sugarlabs.org>
> >>> 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.
> > Sorry, I must missed it.
> >> 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".
> > All those sounds as good suggestions to me.
> >> 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
> >> consider. 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
> >> well.
> > Well, what if first we settle on a design that doesn't change much the
> > structure of the page from the mozilla one and then we talk again
> > later? Would be good to not need to do many changes to the upstream
> > code base or we'll have lots of work maintaining and rebasing.
> > Regards,
> > Tomeu
> >> - 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:
> >>> Regards,
> >>> Tomeu
> >>> On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 17:10, ,Josh williams <joshcwilliams at gmail.com>
> >>>> 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
> >>>> I also know some PHP/MySQL and have a background in Linux. I also
> >>>> 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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