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We may not need CSS changes or changes to layout specifically. But the logo and branding should become more consistent.

Website's Artifacts

 

Currently (Feb 8, 2013)

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OpenOffice.org

www.openoffice.org


Keep openoffice.org as end-user website.

Favicon update! - Done S.M.

Unify the navigation paradigm, inconsistent on pages.

Announcement banner seems to become a regular piece of the website, is there a more effective manner to providing this functionality with the same or better convergence rate yet not be such an eye sore :S Or is that part of what makes it successful?

White space seems uneven in the header (prime real estate). Search bar is uneven.

Any screen captures need to be updated after 4.0 is release if UI is majorly different. -Done S.M.

Above can be summed up with -> NEW TEMPLATE SWEET BABY JESUS ughhh-hummm sorry (S.M.). Consider initializr/bootstrap :D

Apache Project Page

www.openoffice.apache.org

Keep openoffice.apache.org as the project home.

Logo is updated, old screen cap here

Navigation paradigm not aweful! Lower priority!

SourceForge


Old Logo! Please Update

CWiki

[https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/
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Single logo that is placed into the template (I think).
This might be a confluence wiki setting rather than code change.
Infra might help here, we would provide replacement logo, it should be sized correctly.
(Actually we would need to work with Infrastructure and alter the page templates. A project volunteer might be needed during Confluence upgrades.)

MWiki

http://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Main_Page


Single logo in template.

Consistent.  Clean feel.

Home page content seems random.

Forum

http://forum.openoffice.org/



Refers to incubation. No Longer, screen cap is old.

What is the context of the Google search box.
There is no words to indicate its purpose. What context am I searching in.

Language selection is displayed twice.

Bad logos!

Icons in forums will need to be updated.

Inconsistent download badges.
(This must be addressed by first having dedicated volunteers who understand phpBB. Those volunteers would work with the Forum admins.)

Bugzilla

https://issues.apache.org/ooo/


Is there a way we can insert a brand logo on the home page?
Not a big deal, just a visual confirmation to the user they are in the right bug tracker.
(Once we have a correct logo then we need to contact the Bugzilla admins to find out if these are customizations that easily survive upgrades.)

Low Priority (-Samer)

Template and Extension Site Hosted on SourceForge
[http://templates.services.openoffice.org/
]
http://extensions.openoffice.org/



Styling almost matches MWiki, positive note.

Search boxes inconsistent.

(I believe that these are Drupal based. If asked I am sure that SourceForge would adjust the L&F as requested.)

Other Language Sites

 

Try to create a design that unifies these pages for announcements.  Helps our translators.

German

 

http://www.openoffice.org/de/index.html

French

 

http://www.openoffice.org/fr/Telecharger/index.html

Japanese

 

http://www.openoffice.org/ja/index.html

Chinese

 

http://www.openoffice.org/zh-cn/download/

Mongolian

 

http://www.openoffice.org/mn/

Complete List

 

http://www.openoffice.org/projects/native-lang.html

Idea use Pootle for website translation as well.

AOO Pootle Instance: https://translate.apache.org/projects/OOo_34/

Translation tool and Documentation:

http://translate.sourceforge.net/wiki/toolkit/html

http://docs.translatehouse.org/projects/translate-toolkit/en/latest/formats/html.html

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2 Comments

  1. Important to propose an ideal size ratio (250x110, 300x175 etc).

    A personal proposal to explore SVG/vectorial version of the logo.

    Establish design guidelines.

    Establish uniform theme. (Currently Templates/Extensions is the most current implemented proposal).

  2. re: "Announcement banner seems to become a regular piece of the website, is there a more effective manner to providing this functionality with the same or better convergence rate yet not be such an eye sore :S Or is that part of what makes it successful?"

    I think the answer to this is YES. (smile)

    re: "... Search bar is uneven."
    Search/headers could use some different/additional styling...somehow. The search was an add-on when we moved to Apache that was not accounted for in the original openoffice.org styling. Well there was a "search" on the original but it was a graphic element and didn't work well for our needs.

    The "headers" are a 3 separate styles and are somewhat difficult to unify. I've looked at this on a numerous occasions, and got basically nowhere. Another pair of eyes might be helpful.