[kde-edu]: Website - Important

Adriaan de Groot groot at kde.org
Sun Oct 1 15:30:16 CEST 2006

[[ This time with CC to everyone since Anne-Marie seems to have missed 
previous replies to her message on -www ]]

On Sunday 01 October 2006 14:10, Anne-Marie Mahfouf wrote:
> As you might have noticed, some KDE websites moved to a new look this night
> but not kde-edu.

Yes, because the content doesn't fit in the new look automatically. For that 
it needs to be tweaked.

> I am KOffice webmaster and KDE-Edu webmaster along with Pino and I was not
> aware of such a change. To say the least I am slightly angry about this
> because I think we could have been consulted about the change.

I don't get it. Are you:

a) angry that edu. was not changed over at the same time
b) angry that the look was changed at all

> I don't like this new layout which is OK for small content websites but not
> with heavy content ones.

... because it changes the way you need to think about structuring the 
website. The same applies for the KDE homepage -- you can't put 68 links on a 
page in a sensible way with the new look and frankly I think that is a good 

> Some KDE websites have another layout than the www.kde.org one (Phonon and
> such) and I was wondering if we should take the opportunity to move to our
> own design.

I think it would be better if you *didn't*, and instead moved to the Oxygen 
look (it is tweakable, of course, so that it is clear what the individual 
identity of each subsite is -- consider the aKademy page). That expresses far 
better that the KDE umbrella contains a number of equal-but-different 
subprojects. I'll let someone else explain about branding later.

> I mailed the www team this morning and got no answer. 

Three hours on a sunday after aKademy while everyone is traveling is not very 
much time. Don't get steamed too quick.

> Personally i'd like to have a wiki  as a part of the edu website. For
> example to list new educational applications ideas. Also to improve the
> communicatin with our users.

There is -- as described in my other message to -www -- mediawiki which we are 
starting to deploy on the KDE servers. That's distinct from wiki.kde.org 
which is tiki-wiki as far as I know.

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