[IPFire Artwork] Blog aka Planet

Maurice Gesswein maurice.gesswein at ipfire.org
Sun Jun 17 22:19:42 BST 2018


Michael Tremer <michael.tremer at ipfire.org> schrieb am So., 17. Juni 2018,
23:06:

> Hello,
>
> On Sun, 2018-06-17 at 23:02 +0200, Maurice Gesswein wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I changed the LWL related article to it's main color "indigo". I added
> the missing viewports with just a part from one article. Since Viewport S
> and XS has no Sidebar I reused the same solution with the dropdown menu
> within the header bar as at the Features page.
>
> yes, that looks more sweet to me :)
>
> > I'll provide a sample page with all text formatting asap. All
> formattings (size, lineheight, padding) will be same on all viewports to
> keep it simple.
>
> I will need to check again with Sven where he is at. We still have a
> little bit of stuff to do on the donation page before we can start
> implementing this.
>

Sure, no problem.


> So anything design-wise that needs to be done before we can start
> working on the blog?
>

Not for sure. I have to validate this. But the chances are high that the
formatting you already have seen will stay the same.


> Best,
> -Michael
>
> > Best,
> > Maurice
> >
> > On Wed, Jun 13, 2018 at 11:40 PM Michael Tremer <
> michael.tremer at ipfire.org> wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > On Wed, 2018-06-13 at 22:29 +0200, Maurice Gesswein wrote:
> > > > Hey,
> > > >
> > > > I'm happy that you like it :)
> > > >
> > > > I added an additional version with a modified sidebar based on your
> feedback: https://zpl.io/bPYLNk6
> > >
> > > Great!
> > >
> > > > I added a "Featured" link where tagged articles will show up as a
> list view or as full articles. Up to you. The years got a headline. I added
> a "Lightning Wire Labs" link plus the red lightning logo as an indicator
> that this is something special. The lightning appears also next to the
> headline of a LWL article and the headline color use the same green as the
> LWL blog. There is also a button at the bottom which points you to the LWL
> page.
> > >
> > > This works great I think. Not sure if it needs the extra link for LWL
> > > articles because they won't be that many. But I really like the
> > > highlighted post, because I want to make it clear that this is
> > > something else and not IPFire. But it is close enough to be of interest
> > > for the users.
> > >
> > > Should it be green and not indigo (which is the primary LWL colour)? I
> > > just made the website look really bright and colourful and fun. The
> > > blog got the green but maybe the brand colour is better?
> > >
> > > > Is it possible to include a article from another blog and show it
> with the correct text formatting?
> > >
> > > I hope. Unfortunately we use two different things to format them. The
> > > IPFire blog uses textile and LWL uses markdown. But there is some
> > > rendered HTML coming out of it in an RSS feed which I wanted to parse.
> > > That should work, but embedded things are always a bit of a struggle.
> > > Let this be my problem :)
> > >
> > > > What do you think?
> > >
> > > I think this is a very creative and intuitive solution I couldn't have
> > > come up with myself. It looks fun. It is easy to use. Crystal clear and
> > > a clean design. Focusses on the content. Just great!
> > >
> > > Best,
> > > -Michael
> > >
> > > > Best,
> > > > Maurice
> > > >
> > > > On Wed, Jun 13, 2018 at 12:02 PM Michael Tremer <
> michael.tremer at ipfire.org> wrote:
> > > > > Hello,
> > > > >
> > > > > great hearing from you!
> > > > >
> > > > > On Wed, 2018-06-13 at 00:23 +0200, Maurice Gesswein wrote:
> > > > > > Hey Michael,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > One comment about my first impression: Isn't it a bit dark
> when the
> > > > > > > background
> > > > > > > isn't white? I don't find it bad or anything, just unexpected.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > The contrast is high enough for a very good reading experience.
> The same
> > > > > > bgcolor and copy text color is used on the homepage, feature and
> donate page
> > > > > > as well.
> > > > >
> > > > > Unless you changed this now, I have no idea what I meant by this.
> Now, the
> > > > > background is white I personally find this a bit easier to read
> from. But maybe
> > > > > I am going blind...
> > > > >
> > > > > > But I did a next version which uses the same layout as the
> Features
> > > > > > page.
> https://app.zeplin.io/project/58cb0217f2317d48c7a802f2/dashboard?seid=5b
> > > > > > 0dc889d80aa1886ae77309
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Still work in progress! Further viewports will follow.
> > > > >
> > > > > This looks really clean & tidy! Our users will love it!
> > > > >
> > > > > > > Is there a reason that I have missed why this should all be
> merged together?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > It's not a good user experience if one single "service" (the
> IPFire
> > > > > > application) has a different navigation (header) for each
> subdomain. Mirror,
> > > > > > downloads, planet, talk, forum, etc are only reachable from the
> footer of the
> > > > > > mainpage or by typing the URL directly. I would expect the same
> navigation on
> > > > > > all pages. This would make it a lot easier to navigate and find
> things
> > > > > > faster.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > For now I kept the Planet navigation but I merged the content of
> > > > > > ipfire.org/news and planet.ipfire.org. In my opinion
> ipfire.org/news should
> > > > > > now redirect to planet.ipfire.org. Than we would have only one
> destination for
> > > > > > the announcements.
> > > > >
> > > > > I absolutely agree. This is the way to go. Since it is a blog now,
> we can move
> > > > > everything into it. Before, I didn't feel right that the release
> announcements
> > > > > where on the "planet". But since it is going now, this is a lot
> better and
> > > > > easier.
> > > > >
> > > > > > If I didn't miss something the blog owns 5 different kinds of
> pages:
> > > > > > All articles
> > > > > > Article list view (e.g. Hottest posts and 2018)
> > > > >
> > > > > I think the "Hottest Posts" could get a redefinition. This is just
> a list
> > > > > ordered by clicks and I think it would be better if we just mark a
> few posts
> > > > > like the release announcements as "starred" and then people can
> just go through
> > > > > the most important posts without scrolling through the longer
> years.
> > > > >
> > > > > I am also not sure if we need the years, but what else would be a
> good way to go
> > > > > back in history?
> > > > >
> > > > > > Single article
> > > > > > Posts of a single user
> > > > > > Search results
> > > > >
> > > > > I am also thinking about adding "featured" posts from somewhere
> else. For
> > > > > example the lightning wire labs website has a tiny blog now:
> > > > >
> > > > >   https://www.lightningwirelabs.com/blog
> > > > >
> > > > > Many of these articles are IPFire-related and I would like to list
> on the IPFire
> > > > > blog as well. So how would we make (visually) sure that people
> recognise these
> > > > > as a post from somewhere else? Would we load the entire post into
> our blog or
> > > > > just the first paragraph and then send people over to the original
> blog?
> > > > >
> > > > > > If you agree with all of that my next steps will be providing
> the missing
> > > > > > viewports and a text formatting sheet.
> > > > >
> > > > > Yes I do :)
> > > > >
> > > > > Best,
> > > > > -Michael
> > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Best,
> > > > > > Maurice
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > On Wed, May 30, 2018 at 1:19 PM Michael Tremer <
> michael.tremer at ipfire.org>
> > > > > > wrote:
> > > > > > > Hey Maurice,
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > thanks again for moving this forward.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > On Wed, 2018-05-30 at 00:04 +0200, Maurice Gesswein wrote:
> > > > > > > > Hey folks,
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > just want to let you know that I'm alive and added WIP (Work
> In Progress.
> > > > > > > > Sven, please don't start with coding yet) Screens of the
> Blog at Zeplin
> > > > > > > > -
> https://app.zeplin.io/project/58cb0217f2317d48c7a802f2/dashboard?seid=5b
> > > > > > > 0dc8
> > > > > > > > 89d80aa1886ae77309
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > This looks good.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > One comment about my first impression: Isn't it a bit dark
> when the
> > > > > > > background
> > > > > > > isn't white? I don't find it bad or anything, just unexpected.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > I discovered 4 different locations where a blog article
> appears:
> > > > > > > > https://planet.ipfire.org/
> > > > > > > >
> https://planet.ipfire.org/post/ipfire-2-19-core-update-120-is-available-
> > > > > > > for-te
> > > > > > > > sting
> > > > > > > >
> https://www.ipfire.org/news/ipfire-2-19-core-update-118-released
> > > > > > > > https://downloads.ipfire.org/release/ipfire-2.19-core120
> > > > > > > > Did I catch them all or are there more?
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > No, I think that is all.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > But I would suggest to remove the new article on the download
> page. That
> > > > > > > makes
> > > > > > > it very long to scroll and nobody is looking for that content
> there anyways.
> > > > > > > We
> > > > > > > should rather have a link to the news article and that keeps
> the page
> > > > > > > cleaner
> > > > > > > and we can make it serve only one purpose: Downloading the
> right file.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > My goal is to provide only one version of an article which
> can be used for
> > > > > > > > each destination. Which is already almost the case.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Yes, the code that generates the HTML out of the markup just
> generates one
> > > > > > > version. However, this is quite confusing with headline sizes
> and so on now.
> > > > > > > It
> > > > > > > doesn't fit too well at the moment.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > For the future we should think about merging all those
> separated
> > > > > > > subdomains
> > > > > > > > into one piece of website with a new navigation structure. I
> don't think
> > > > > > > they
> > > > > > > > need to be technically merged together. Just one single
> navigation which
> > > > > > > can
> > > > > > > > handle lots of links should do the trick.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > We can get rid of downloads.ipfire.org. The initial purpose
> of that was to
> > > > > > > have
> > > > > > > some sort of an archive with all historic downloads, but that
> can as well be
> > > > > > > realised on the main page.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > I think blog.ipfire.org should be an extra subdomain so
> people see what
> > > > > > > something is about only by looking at the URL.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Is there a reason that I have missed why this should all be
> merged together?
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Best,
> > > > > > > -Michael
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Best,
> > > > > > > > Maurice
>
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