Wiki vs homepage
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Sat Jul 17 08:40:16 EDT 2010
Jenna, it would be fun to incorporate your cartoons in both the promo
site and the wiki.
On 7/13/2010 8:34 PM, Jenna Fox wrote:
> I agree wholly on the design front, and would like to contribute cartoony doodles and simple (not Backend Web Developer simple, but Designer Simple) web designs in vaguely _why's quirky fun style, if you guys are up for that. I'm currently rather more focused on Hackety Hack's web stuff, but in a couple of weeks when I get tired of drawing fruit bats and laser-breathing dinosaurs, Maybe camping would be a fun place to doodle? :)
> If I forget, poke me @Bluebie.
> @Judofyr - if you want to chat, I am a at creativepony.com on msn/jabber these days. :)
> Oh, and I don't know what the others think of this idea, but there is some talk of HetyH having a forum in the next refresh of it's website. How would you guys feel about being a part of that? I'm rather fond of the idea of reuniting the old _why community in some common shared space like that, though I'd fully understand if you guys feel it'd be a smelly situation to be a category in another project's forum.
> Maybe instead - if you guys are pro-forum - there could be a website.. perhaps named something like 'Whyism', a special little cult of _why place for us all to hang out and talk about all his old projects, and our new stuff too. To keep the spirit of it all alive?
> Jenna Fox
> On 09/07/2010, at 5:55 AM, Magnus Holm wrote:
>> Hey guys,
>> Philippe had some interesting points about the website:
>> 1. Keep the home page simple with all content fitting within 1280 x 1024
>> 2. Use a catchy design (need some help here)
>> 3. Accentuate that Camping is about Ruby (maybe also include the ruby
>> logo somewhere)
>> 4. Have a brief note about the connection to _why and a link to a page
>> explaining the history of Camping with further links to _why's other
>> 5. Encourage people to try it by capitalizing on some of Camping's strengths:
>> - Fast to learn - requires only basic Ruby skills
>> - Much simpler than Rails but more structure than Sinatra/Padrino
>> - Lightning fast and memory efficient allowing fast and efficient sites
>> - Can evolve from simple file to organized directory structure
>> - Can layer in more features later using persistence and choice of view engines
>> 6. How about using some kind of an animated (auto advancing) slideshow
>> to highlight some of the benefits? See an example at:
>> 7. How about a page on learning with a link to the book as well as a
>> list of links for other tutorials or short explanations on key topics
>> (e.g. how to do migrations, how to use include/extend, how to use
>> different view engines, etc.)?
>> 8. How about a page about plugins with some brief description of their intent?
>> 9. I would love for us to include _why's cartoons in some of the sub pages ;-)
>> Now, the more I look at this list (and my own thoughts about the new
>> camping site) I realize that we're talking about two different things:
>> * A site to attract new users
>> * A site to inform regular users
>> It looks like my attempt (http://whywentcamping.judofyr.net/) tries to
>> target the latter, while Philippe targeted the former
>> (http://rubycamping.monnet-usa.com/). Both sites serves a purpose and
>> I believe both are equally important.
>> Here's what I propose: We split the site into two parts. We turn what
>> I've created into a wiki. Everyone are welcome to edit and add their
>> own content.
>> Then we take Philippe's ideas/design/site and turn it into
>> ruby-camping.com or whywentcamping.com or whatnot. It probably doesn't
>> need to be more than a single page.
>> What'd ya think?
>> // Magnus Holm
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