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Re: Proposal for changing www page to focus on community

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 14 May 2013 14:15:31 -0400
Message-ID: <51927F43.6010103@w3.org>
To: Janet Swisher <jswisher@mozilla.com>
CC: public-webplatform@w3.org
Hi, Janet-

This is a good idea. Let's figure out what we can do easily first, then 
build up to the a full-scale redesign of the landing page.


On 5/14/13 1:22 PM, Janet Swisher wrote:
> OK, I'll submit issues to Bug Genie for the various pieces of this.
> On 5/10/13 4:08 AM, Chris Mills wrote:
>> I think this is a good idea - your mockup certainly gives the feel
>> of a much richer, more active community effort, whereas at the
>> moment if feels pretty static.
>> Chris Mills Opera Software, dev.opera.com W3C Fellow, web education
>> and webplatform.org Author of "Practical CSS3: Develop and Design"
>> (http://goo.gl/AKf9M)
>> On 9 May 2013, at 18:02, Janet Swisher<jswisher@mozilla.com>
>> wrote:
>>> When a visitor comes towww.webplatform.org, there's no direction
>>> indication that this is a community project that they could join,
>>> with ongoing activity that they can see and participate in.
>>> If we want to encourage visitors to join, we need to make our
>>> activity more visible. I propose that we replace the current
>>> layout of the www page with one that exposes more of the
>>> community aspect of the site.
>>> I've done an extremely basic mock-up to give an idea of what I
>>> have in mind. I am so not-a-designer that I do wireframes in a
>>> spreadsheet tool.
>>> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ao_fDuA-PPFydE9vbkR4UWpPRHNjaGFxcjA5WXd5SVE&usp=sharing
What do y'all think of this idea? There is a certain amount of coding 
required to support this, but it could be done incrementally (e.g., blog 
feed first, then discussions, then events).
>>> -- Janet Swisher Mozilla Developer Network Developer Engagement
>>> Community Organizer
> -- Janet Swisher <mailto:jREMOVEswisher@mozilla.com> Mozilla
> Developer Network <https://developer.mozilla.org> Developer
> Engagement Community Organizer
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