Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2000 18:03:57 -0600
From: Joakim Ziegler email@example.com
To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Subject: GNOME Web Team - Call for Volunteers.
GNOME Web Team - Call for Volunteers.
The current GNOME project web offering, while having a lot of
good content, is highly disorganized, with unclear maintainerships
and diverging design, navigation, content generation, and so on. I
did a redesign of www.gnome.org this spring, which was fairly
successful, but due to time constraints and other factors, there is
still a lot of old cruft in the site hierarchy, and some parts of
the site are sadly underdeveloped.
A recent discussion on gnome-hackers concluded that there should
be an organized effort to bring the total GNOME web offering
together, and rework it from the bottom up, so we can present a
polished, functional and coherent image to the world.
Additionally, Shawn Amundson indicated that he wanted to pass
responsibility for www.gtk.org to the GNOME web team, as a part of
an effort to reduce duplication of content between
developer.gnome.org and www.gtk.org, and to further integration
between the sites.
What's happening now:
I offered to volunteer as the organizer of the new web team,
since I have quite a lot of experience both with GNOME sites and
with web site building in general.
We want to gather a team of dedicated people to work on the
GNOME web sites. There are a number of issues to be worked out
before actual site building/rework starts, including such diverse
What site building technologies to use (WML, PHP, Zope, Perl,
Design goals for the website.
Site structure and content.
In other words, most topics are open for discussion. We're aiming
to resolve most of the high-level issues rather quickly, to be able
to move on to actually reworking the sites.
Who should join:
There are two groups of people that should join. One is the
interested web designers/scripters/etc., who want to take an active
part in planning, designing and building one of the most important
sets of web sites in the free software community. The other group
is the people who take an interest in the more high-level issues of
presenting GNOME to the world.
Where to go:
There's a wonderful mailing list just for the purpose of the new
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