Re: [E-devel] eOrg Facelift RFC
Ben Rockwood <benr <at> cuddletech.com>
2004-07-02 20:23:07 GMT
Here's my take, others comment as you see fit.
This is not a good time to re-invent the wheel. LW is a month off,
we're getting bits slowly into place with hopes to have a good
showing... overhaul of the website doesn't make sense right now.
Granted, if your gonna overhaul the site, do it before the show, which
is why the layout was "upgraded" some time ago. However with 30 days
and counting a mass overhaul is a bad idea.
Furthermore, the proposed colors are... imho, a poor choice, we'll say.
The ideas you have are good ones, I think you've got some promising
ideas, but why can't we apply some new ideas to what we have rather than
completely re-implementing offsite?
We have forums (SF), we have lists (SF), not to mention that e1x has
been there for ages, and cuddletech as an E forum as well (admitadly,
it's fairly Solaris/ports specific). In our experience, I think it's
safe to say, forums haven't been a big win, and sure you can blame that
on them being offsite, but I don't see there being enough potential
there. Further, the Blogs idea is yet another good one, however we have
a big problem... most of us maintain our own blogs/news offsite and
don't update it very often. Okey, so planet is implemented and for
acouple weeks we're all into it and update more often, but that'll pass
The "News" page (and the whole site) are up for anyone with CVS access
to modify, folks can put anything at all that they want there, it's
always been that way.
Again, you've got some great ideas. I'd like many of them to work, but
what we need now is docs and code. The time that goes into implementing
blogs could be used creating new sample Edje's, or adding recipes to the
cookbook, or adding examples to pages already on the site, or improving