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Hello Design Team,

I would be interested in getting your feedback and wishes of how you
would see the next  iteration of our website in terms style and visual
aspects. Please feel free to join the discussion on the website@list ,
it's critically important you're part of this.



Le Thu, 7 Nov 2013 08:55:26 +0100,
"Charles-H. Schulz" <> a
écrit :



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Date: Wed, 6 Nov 2013 16:56:42 +0100
De: "Charles-H. Schulz" <>
À: <>
Cc: <>
Sujet: [libreoffice-website] Redesigning the website


The time has come for us to work on a new and improved web site for
LibreOffice. While it served us well for several years already, it has
also shown some downsides and people tend to complain more. 

Because of this the board has decided to start a website redesign
project and as such the first thing that needs to be clarified is to
define the scope of this website redesign.

Technically speaking we will continue using our SilverStripe platform;
we won't pick a new CMS (they are more or less the same for what needs
to be done). We will not be targetting any of the current development
and communications platforms: gerrit, git repos, the wiki, the mailing
lists etc. fall out of the scope of our discussion. For practical
reasons, so do the templates and the extensions sites. 

What needs to be redesigned then falls under three categories:

* the "design" itself (understand: the theme, the general look of the
* the content. We may  reuse some of it as there are certainly some
  good bits available, but we will also reorganize the way we think
  about the general presentation of the website. In this regard the
  discussion about how to engage users  to the LibreOffice community
  and the resulting survey that has just been launched will help on
  this matter. But we obviously need to think about the landing page. 
* while the technical bits themselves are not covered for this
specific aspect, we would need to think about the whole download
experience and the download page itself.

Requirements: that's the nice part :-)
- we will have a test environment with a SilverStripe instance to
build out the website. 
- designers are welcome: this will be a key part of the project. The
  board has published a job posting on this a few days ago. 

General comments:
This redesign is very much an end-user focused initiative and as such
a marketing need. I must stress again that this isn't a project where
we decided to overhaul the online development and collaborative work
tools. This is rather the opportunity to develop a nice looking, clear
front facing website for LibreOffice. Another element that should not
be forgotten is to make sure the Native-Lang communities are not
forgotten and are included in this redesign. 

I'm happy to work not just Christian Lohmaier here but with everyone
who'd like to help. 


Charles-H. Schulz 
Co-founder, The Document Foundation,
Kurfürstendamm 188, 10707 Berlin
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