NOTE: The new logo files done by HotWax are attached to this issue to help with style/visual choices.
- Business Users
- Enterprise Architects
Current Site Structure
Left Bar Links
What is OFBiz?
Is OFBiz for Me?
Features Coming Soon
Framework Intro Videos
Stock Demo by HotWax Media and Contegix
Getting Started (Read this first)
Source Access (Recommended)
Copyright & License
Resources & Tools
dev Mailing List
user Mailing List
commits Mailing List
Issue Tracker (Jira)
Source Repository (SVN)
Main Documentation Page
Doc Site: Wiki
Open Source Projects&Standards
Old Mailing Lists
Old Issue Tracker (Jira)
The Old Java.net Site
The Old SourceForge.net Site
Apache Incubator Status
Apache OFBiz Related Blogs
OFBiz and Open Source by David E. Jones
What's New in OFBiz by Si Chen
Apache OFBiz Communities
Complete Listing on Wiki
Open Source Strategies, Inc.
Integral Business Solutions
Automation Groups International
Sykes Development Ltd
New Site Structure
Created by Jacopo. Feedback is welcome... feel free to change/add/remove information.
- No Header Links/Tabs (or only two, one for the website and one for the documentation site)
- A left side column of links in all the pages (always the same); the link to which the current page refers is highlighted
- A very simple and minimal set of links (in the left column), something like this:
===Resources=== NOTE: just a draft at the moment...
- External Resources NOTE: pointing to a new page with external links to blogs, communities, old resources, demo sites etc...
- Marketing NOTE: pointing to a page with testimonials, user lists etc...
- Mailing Lists
- Source Repository NOTE: pointing to something like http://docs.ofbiz.org/x/mgM
- Issue Tracker
- Mission NOTE: the ASF Board Resolution
- People NOTE: PMC members, committers, developers
Visual Design Goals/Ideas
To get things rolling, let's answer these questions that Si posed to the group last week as well as getting eveyone's general feelings on what they would be looking for in a redesigned OFBiz site. I think that having these questions answered as well as more input on the overall look and feel will give the designers a better chance at hitting the mark.
NOTE: I have linked out to Si Chen's original email which called out many of the following points - in case anyone wants to check the origin of any questions in particular.
What does OFBiz stand for?
- What are the core values and principiles of the project? - Si Chen
- Why are they better for developers and users of OFBiz? - Si Chen
- How can we articulare our information in a way that gets people behind the philosophy and the framework? - Si Chen
General Design Comments
- It should be more "visual" but not overly graphical or fancy with flash or images, etc. I think open sourcers are looking for information, and something that looks overly commercial would not be right. - Si Chen
- We should play up more about the sites, products, and projects that use OFBiz. It's really great how many major commercial sites, products, and open source projects use OFBiz, and that should give us more credibility. - Si Chen
- We should consider two different target audiences: persons interested in using the system (out of the box features, user guides, case studies, etc...) and people interested in customizing/implementing the system (details about the framework, developer's guides and docs etc...); I think that we should clearly define the two areas of the web site's content. - Jacopo Cappellato