Please help us with ideas for SpreadUbuntu
You can see how the site looks now here.
Mock-up for proposed changes:
As written today I want to gather ideas for the further development of the SpreadUbuntu site.
The goal with this is that after some feedback:
- We get some people interested in helping out.
- We make a to-do list in our wiki and concentrate in the gathered proposal as project packages/features implementation
- To have a roadmap based in features towards the release and graduation of this Ubuntu Marketing team project as http://www.spreadubuntu.com and http://www.spreadubuntu.org
My proposition in the mockup is as follows:
- Web 2.0ish banner
It might require changes in the theme we are using or at least the implementation of a script. My idea is to have a set of images that change randomically and that are appealing to the users. I just put some examples in my mockup, but it does not have to be like that it can be just one image or something.
- Launchpad Login
Implement this neat feature that give access to all Launchpad users automatically through the use of the OpenID module. You can see it working in The Fridge or in the Ubuntu Ecuador site.
In that way we can remove the CAPTCHA system we use today and not allow any unlogged users to upload material. You MUST login. That way we make people aware of the importance of launchpad and its role in the Ubuntu Community.
- Get, Make, Share Material menu improvements
This menu is great, but we need to improve it in the Ubuntu.com spirit. Try clicking the menues there ans you’ll see what I mean. Basically we have to use the Drupal menues to make it even easier to understand how to move around the site.
A little improvement of the Get, Make, Share pages should also be part of this change.
- About SpreadUbuntu section changes
Here we need to make the introduction quicker here and give the users access to a couple of things:
* Either a campaign, what to do and it’s related material
* Access to material in general
Little text and a picture to send people either to the DIY part or the Campaign/Site part
- Campaign Focus area
Show the main campaign running now, and if we have several make it easy to show them randomically. Here we should have a calender or list of campaign-related events as well, which could use some space in point 8.
I’ve taken a look at the Fridge calender, but it seems too general… It might just be me but we should have a campaign focused calender.
- The top right area
Here we need:
* A set of RSS feeds for material and campaigns
* A text box for search
* A place to choose your language
Default language of this main page should be English, but the marketing material being shown should comprehend ALL languages, not just English.
- Media section
Should give a quick overview of what type of materials we have but be smaller than the one we have today and probably more fancy.
- Top Downloads / Most Popular
This area could show the top 10 downloads or the material with most pointsand should be an area where images come and go dinamycally (JS).
- Recent material
Get inspired and show the last 20 uploaded materials as dynamic content. Flashy without flash is possible 🙂
Thanks in advance UbuSpreaders!