[Zope-Annce] GNOME Web Team - Call for Volunteers

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Fri, 17 Nov 2000 11:31:04 +0900



GNOME Web Team - Call for Volunteers
 Posted by Christian Schaller on Thursday November 16, @04:58AM
from the spiderman-wanted dept.
Joakim Ziegler has posted a statement to the GNOME announce list calling for
volunteers to help out with the GNOME website. Click on the Read More link
to see the full statement.

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 topics as:

What site building technologies to use (WML, PHP, Zope, Perl, Python...)
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 web team.


If you're at all interested in working on this project, please join.