[Web Comm] greetings (and other stuff)
Jason.Birch at nanaimo.ca
Mon Mar 6 11:14:33 EST 2006
Re Claude: Absolutely.
From: Tyler Mitchell [mailto:tylermitchell at shaw.ca]
Sent: Monday, March 06, 2006 06:46
To: dev at webcommittee.osgeo.org
Cc: Jason Birch
Subject: Re: [Web Comm] greetings (and other stuff)
On Monday 06 March 2006 00:11, Jason Birch wrote:
> Jody, I saw your IRC comment; I'm a bit lost too ;) I keep sending
> emails and doing stuff without feedback. I'm just waiting for a brick
> to land on my head. If that happens, I'm going to blame Frank for his
> infectious impatience :)
I'm happy with the changes you've been proposing/implementing. It's the
kind of tender loving care the site needs, so keep it up.
> Working within the CN framework takes a bit of getting used to. It
> picks up html pages and parses them into the centre of the layout. I
> need to set up something locally so that I have a better idea of what
> it's going to look like before I commit.
I'm still not up to speed on how things are laid out, and I've barely
ever used SVN, but your diagrams are helping.
> Something I have been thinking about is how the site should be
> The About the Foundation page is pretty structured and boring. This
> is OK (it's a foundation) but I think that we need to look at what the
> purpose of the site is. Apart from being a portal to the projects, we
> also need to get our visitors excited about open source geospatial
> tools. Some things that I think could help with this would be some
> nice colourful screenshots, "success stories", blurbs on each of the
> associated projects, maybe some "up close and personal with" type bio
info on the board members...
I envision tackling this through a newsletter that highlights the same
We could then take parts of the newsletter and use them as interesting
content in the portal. Great ideas.
> I was thinking that we would wait for the logo contest before moving
> ahead with design though, so we could build the site identity around
> We will need to activate a discuss list for this, and put together
> some web space where we can mock up various layouts.
I agree with waiting until we at least start getting some graphic brand
connection developed through a logo. But certainly we can do with some
more attention to styling. I'm sure Fred is just itching to do more ;)
> I know that this is a new group, and if anyone has taken offence I
> apologize for charging ahead. I can feel the pressure building behind
> us though. We are responsible for what is currently the most visible
> part of the foundation, and lots of stuff needs to be communicated.
The most important thing is that you have had the time to do some
important improvements - thank you. I regret not having the time I need
to really contribute so far in the group.
Speaking of contributing, I see Claude is requesting to join the
Did everyone else see the 'New role request' from him to be a Project
Contributor? I am in favour of adding him - another body with some time
available to assist would be valuable.
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