[Webcom] Front page changes

Wolf Bergenheim wolf+grass at bergenheim.net
Fri Jul 4 13:03:50 EDT 2008

On 04.07.2008 19:02, Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) wrote:
> 3 - Disable the search function - I don't think it actually works well, 
> unless we don't have it configured right.  (For example "FOSS4G" didn't 
> yield anything related to FOSS4G 2008, and "degree" didn't return 
> anything about the degree application)

Huh? What do you mean? What documents did you get? Documents relating to 
GRASS when you typed FOSS4G? You do of course realize that the documents 
have to be in this Drupal site ;) I did a test search for GRASS and got 
very relevant results back. Now I suppose we could tweak the search a 
bit, like put more weight on recency and maybe relevancy.

> 4 - Then move the FOSS4G advert up into the header where Search was.  
> This will move almost all the software projects in the right sidebar up 
> to be more visible.

Mhhh.. Guess if I'm happy with that proposal ;) It will require me to 
change the template to that the blocks that go to the top will actually 
be in the top upper corner inside the logo box (which is very empty I 
agree). So ok fine by me, but that means we can only have ONE adver 
block up there, ok, maybe 2, tops 3, and that is the absolute maximum.

> 6 - Reduce the number of news and events in the listing (one less)

This is trivial, why reduce by 1, why not by 2? ;)

> 7 - Update to new logo when ready:
> http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/browser/marketing/logo/OSGeo/PNG/OSGeo_Main.png

Huh!? new logo? Well I admit the new logo is quite snazzy.

> What do you think?  Any other ideas, comments or concerns?  I'm sure 
> there are more ideas for fixes waiting in the wings especially as 
> marketing committee starts to dig into it.

Yeah streamlining and simplifying the front page is a good idea. The 
front page is quite cluttered.



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