[TYPO3-typo3org] How you can help with the design on TYPO3.org

Robert Lemke robert at typo3.org
Sat Feb 18 10:34:09 CET 2006

Hi folks,

today the most important services on TYPO3.org run stable and I can dare
concentrating on the finalization of TemplaVoilà and preparation of a row
of seminars I will give next week. Although I invest every free minute into
solving open tasks on TYPO3.org it is unrealistic that I can take care of
fixing the HTML / CSS issues myself within the next few weeks. Therefore
your help is highly appreciated.

So, what can you do? As mentioned in other threads already, it is important
that we keep a certain order while fixing and improving the design. I
propose and ask you to take these steps, one after another:

  - Fix CSS (and HTML if neccessary) for the current design
  - Suggest small improvements, like a different arrangement of fields for
    the display of extensions etc.
  - Introduce new design features

For me two things are very important: 

   1) someone has to coordinate the whole process. As Ben O'Hear created
       the design, he will have the last word when it comes to decisions and
       before applying new suggestions. But Ben doesn't neccessarily have to
       organize the collection of HTML / CSS improvements by you - it just 
       has to be someone who keeps in touch with Ben. Please raise your hand
       if you would like to organize this from beginning to end.

   2) I need the results of your joint efforts in a format which makes it as 
       easy as possible for me to integrate it into the rendering parts of
       extensions. The HTML and CSS templates must be ready so I can just
       upload them.
       This is really neccesary, because there are so many other tasks I
       have to focus on. I therefore won't touch nor decide over design
       (but of course I'll still have my personal opinion ;-) )

I suggest that we have a wiki page with all open tasks, design bugs etc. 
If we have that, I can check that page once in a while and apply the fixes
to the live server.

Well, thanks a lot for your help, also to all those who have offered their
help by private mail. An please don't email me directly just stating
"TYPO3.org looks so different, I think something is wrong" - otherwise I
really have to consider creating an autoreply for incoming mails ...

Happy weekend,

Robert Lemke
TYPO3 Association - Research & Development
Member of the board

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