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The XOOPS.org websites renewal project is open!
What is the purpose of this project?
The XOOPS.org websites get over 10.000 visitors per day and is in drastic need of an improvement of the user experience. The websites have grown tremendously over the years, making it difficult to find what you are looking for unless you know your way around.
This project is meant to enhance and improve the user experience using the means that are available. Also, this project will provide the community the means to participate in reaching this goal. To this end, the framework of the new site is provided, and community collaboration will give shape and content to this framework.
Two projects: content and theme
This project is actually two major undertakings, so for managability purposes we split them in two: the content and the design.
The first is the content: the basic structure and navigation of the sites is based on the content. Old content needs to be updated en restructured, new content needs to be added. Please designate all posts regarding this subproject with [content], so everyone knows the thread is part of this project.
The second (but certainly no less important) is the design of the new site. The design should be an inspiration to the users, showing off the power of real web design and XOOPS. This is more then just a theme, it is theme, template sets, images, the whole shabang.
The site should become an integral complete corporate and professional looking site that shows the character of XOOPS. Please designate threads about this subproject as [design] so everyone knows it is about this subproject.
How are we going to do this? I'll post two sets of frameworks which are the requirements the content and the design has to fullfill. Anyone can propose changes and additions, but in doing so, you commit yourself to those changes. Polls will be used for conflict handling, but only when we can't come to a desicion ourselves in the forums, and when we need to choose between alternatives.
This is a community collaboration project, which means it's a task based project where anyone can claim a task and create a piece of the content or the design. The to-do list will grow as we get more and more agreement on what should be done.
For example: the content project will have a thread called [content] To do list. In it are posts that show which tasks are open, closed, assigned (to whom), and pending (meaning the tasks haven't been decided on yet). Tasks like: write 10 reasons to start using XOOPS or update Who made XOOPS?.
Voting is open for all registered users.
Lets get this show on the road!