[TYPO3-typo3org] Wanted: Design for forums on typo3.org

Ingmar Schlecht ingmar at typo3.org
Wed Feb 16 10:49:36 CET 2011

Hi guys,

some months ago, we were looking for a solution to put forums on
typo3.org that synchronize with our newsgroups. Now, we're a big step
ahead, the technical solution is running, but: Now we need a design!

The background story:

You might remember a time long ago when all mailing-lists were also
available online through typo3.org (which looked quite different back
then).... However, this feature did not survive a typo3.org relaunch --
but the demand was always there. Some time later, Steffen Kamper put
online support.typo3.org, which also was a web-based view of all the
newsgroups. However, because we did not manage to maintain this, this is
still offline until now.

However, we'd like to offer a web interface to all our newsgroups on
forums.typo3.org, so that people who do not want a news reader or are
behind a company firewall are able to interact with the other people in
the TYPO3 universe.

The current state:

In October 2010 we were finally looking for a solution for forums which
are synchronized to our newsgroup. Luckily, we found such a solution
(FudForum) and with Tim Duelken and Christine Gerpheide also two
motivated people to work on this! Technically they both got the system
already to a very good state.

What we need:

Now, what's missing is a slim, cool and well-working design for the
forums. Of course, now that we have the brand new screens for the
typo3.org relaunch (see here), we would of course like the designs for
the forum to be based on the same base layout.

Now, if you feel like you could help us by creating screens for the
upcoming forum, turn those designs into markup, and/or turning markup
for the design into a FudForum template (FudForum has some special way
of templating their system), then we are looking for you!

If you feel like you're the right person for the job, get in touch with
us! We will then provide you with high resolution versions of the new
typo3.org design, possibly also the markup for it already as it is being
produced, as well as show you how far we have got with the forum until now.

You'll find us at admin(at)typo3.org, you can reply to this blog post or
write to the typo3.teams.typo3org newsgroup.

Together, we can get forums.typo3.org up and running again!

Ingmar Schlecht
and the whole TYPO3 Server Admin Team

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