Fedora, Websites

fedoracommunity.org website design progressing

So a while back I talked a bit about the fedoracommunity.org website project that the Fedora Websites team has been working on, including the vision behind it and the work that had been done on it up to that point.

We received some really great feedback from you on this project, including a really nice suggestion from Felix Kaechele to organize the areas of the world according to Fedora ambassador regions rather than continent groupings. This actually provided a bonus – you’ll see the design has been slightly changed so there is now an area above the individual country/region site listings to provide information & links on ambassador region-wide resources, something that wouldn’t have made as much logical sense outside of the scheme Felix suggested.

Some other feedback we’ve gotten thus far was Remy Decausemaker and Tommy He’s suggestion to make the map highlight to the region currently-being viewed and perhaps serve as rollover navigation. If you are a javascript pro and want to try your hand at this, please let me know and I’d be happy to get you started (otherwise I’ll put this awesome idea on the backburner while I devote a lot more time to the www.fedoraproject.org redesign project. If I have time I will try to figure it out since it seems like it would be a fun project!)

Anyway, based on your feedback we’ve made some changes to the design, and I put together Sijis’ template design with the HTML content I generated for each region so we now have a set of static HTML/CSS mockups:

Let me know what you think of our progress so far, and please do let me know if we are missing any regional sites or if there are any typos/mistakes in these pages. You can drop your feedback off in the comments section on this blog, or hop on the thread on Fedora’s websites list.

About Máirín Duffy

Máirín is a principal interaction designer at Red Hat. She is passionate about software freedom and free & open source tools, particularly in the creative domain: her favorite application is Inkscape. You can read more from Máirín on her blog at blog.linuxgrrl.com.


7 thoughts on “fedoracommunity.org website design progressing

  1. For the javascript rollover navigation map, was this the kind of thing you meant?

    Posted by Marc | August 17, 2010, 5:38 pm
  2. Hi Máirín!

    Please correct a typo, it’s in Fedora LATAM site: “Aregntina” by “Argentina” hehe 🙂

    Your designs are always fantastics! Congrats!


    Posted by Germán | August 17, 2010, 9:52 pm
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