As recently brought up on fedora-spins list, I wanna bling your spin. 🙂 I need your help, though. Since time is short (I’m hoping to receive the content I need from spins owners by next Friday, 16 Oct), here’s a reminder with some pretty mockups to hopefully provide some motivation. 🙂
Whoah, back up, what’s this all about?
We’ve come up with a new spins.fedoraproject.org design. This is part of an overall effort commissioned by the Fedora Project Board to improve the Fedora download experience. The initial design includes individual spin details pages. These designs can be modified and evolve to meet spins’ needs – our main goal for the F12 timeframe is to have a nice spins site that looks professional and is easy-to-use rather than what we have today, a flat dump of torrent files, and scattered spins details pages (some which are quite nice already) and wiki pages.
So the general idea is we’ll have a main directory of spins. Each spin will have its own multiple-tabbed page to offer up downloads and other other details you’d like to make available. And it is those details pages for each individual spin that are the topic of concern here!
Content Needed for Each Spin
- A slogan for your spin to serve as the heading for the home page. The
sample one I came up for KDE is: “It’s your desktop. Be free.” If you
need helping coming up with one I’m happy to help.
- At least a paragraph describing what your spin is used for, who your
spin is for, what unique features it has – that kind of information.
This will also go on the home tab.
- A representative screenshot for your spin.
- For the downloads tab, if you’d like custom text to describe the spin
download, let me know. Otherwise I’ll use the defaults in this mockup.
- For the support tab, I’d like to know what IRC channels or other live
support options users have for your spin (if any), what mailing lists /
forums / non-live support options users have for your spin (if any), and
what documentation would you like to highlight to new users. Here’s an example.
- Finally, I’d like to create some custom branding for each spin, so the
different spins pages are distinguishable from one another. You can see
in this KDE spin mockup, I did a bar above the tabs that has the KDE
logo. Let me know what kind of graphic you’d like for your spin ASAP and
I can come up with mockups.
Let’s do it! 🙂