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need help for the website overhaul

Post by DangerGround » Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:26 pm

Hi,

some of you may have noticed, that we started a website contest some time ago. While we now have a new design for the website, there is a lot of work todo. We need someone who has experience with website design, preferable someone who is doing this as his job on a professional base. The main task would be to take responsibility for the website overhaul for the design. It won't be your job to do all alone, but at least the design will be your thing.
The Overhaul includes the whole website, including the static pages, and all subsystems like wiki, forum, peoplemap, getbuilds, compat, ...

What we want is a consistent design all over the site, it should look modern and based on http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/7833 ... esign4.png

What we've done so far is, putting the design into XHTML/CSS and added some own ideas.

Current design proposal for frontpage is:
Image

And subsystems may look like:
Image

If anyone is interested, please get in contact with me and give me a list of references.
If someone is interested in helping with all the XHTML/CSS/JS please join our irc channel #reactos-web on freenode and get in contact with me.

I look forward to see some of you that are willing to help :)

P.S.:
For all those who want to say that design is fine, or it sucks. Don't reply to this thread.

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Post by hto » Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:19 am

Discussion is here.

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Re: need help for the website overhaul

Post by DangerGround » Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:19 pm

Nobody? Where are you design guys?

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Re: need help for the website overhaul

Post by mfldelton » Mon Nov 23, 2009 4:59 pm

recently i am trying to fix the IE compatibility problem

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Re: need help for the website overhaul

Post by Angelus » Tue Nov 24, 2009 8:03 pm

mfldelton wrote:recently i am trying to fix the IE compatibility problem
:shock: How did you get that Microsoft allow you to modify the IE source code?

PD: I'm sorry. I couldn't help myself. :wink:
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Re: need help for the website overhaul

Post by andrewweb » Sat Nov 28, 2009 8:51 pm

I'm working on an xhtml and css version of the layout...
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Re: need help for the website overhaul

Post by DangerGround » Sat Nov 28, 2009 10:10 pm

I already have that version ...
Please read the first post again and just answer if your answer fits to the first post, thanks.

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Re: need help for the website overhaul

Post by andrewweb » Sat Nov 28, 2009 10:19 pm

oh ok.
I should have read the post fully, not just scanned...

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Re: need help for the website overhaul

Post by davidlougheed » Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:16 am

I could reimplement the website. I have lots of free time :D

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Re: need help for the website overhaul

Post by DangerGround » Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:48 am

A lot of freetime sounds nice, could you come to #reactos-web on freenode so we can discuss this?

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Re: need help for the website overhaul

Post by b4dc0d3r » Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:52 am

Is there any restriction on the underlying languages, based on current hosting?

The current site is PHP and probably MySQL, does it have to be PHP? Limiting to open-source languages (no ASP.NET)? Ruby/Rails?

Is there a development server or test server, or is testing done on a separate website on the same hardware/virtual? Or done live!

Is the existing database expected to remain basically the same and only the presentation updated, or is a rewrite in scope there as well?

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Re: need help for the website overhaul

Post by andrewweb » Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:07 am

b4dc0d3r wrote:Is there any restriction on the underlying languages, based on current hosting?

The current site is PHP and probably MySQL, does it have to be PHP? Limiting to open-source languages (no ASP.NET)? Ruby/Rails?

Is there a development server or test server, or is testing done on a separate website on the same hardware/virtual? Or done live!

Is the existing database expected to remain basically the same and only the presentation updated, or is a rewrite in scope there as well?
PHP/MySQL.
We can't use ASP.NET, as it's not only expensive, all existing code is PHP, we dont want to rewrite it, and we dont have any windows server-based webservers.
MfldElton runs a dev server, http://mfldelton.coms.hk/ros/web/en
Database will remain same, we're just overhauling user interface/look and feel.

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Re: need help for the website overhaul

Post by DangerGround » Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:04 pm

b4dc0d3r wrote:Is there any restriction on the underlying languages, based on current hosting?
No.
b4dc0d3r wrote:The current site is PHP and probably MySQL, does it have to be PHP? Limiting to open-source languages (no ASP.NET)? Ruby/Rails?
Current site is HTML, will be XHTML, no PHP/MySQL needed, no other languages wished to keep it maintainable.
b4dc0d3r wrote:Is there a development server or test server, or is testing done on a separate website on the same hardware/virtual? Or done live!
Yes, there is one, but I won't give public links to it, as it's for testing purposes only. Currently on other hardware. No testing on productive system.
b4dc0d3r wrote:Is the existing database expected to remain basically the same and only the presentation updated, or is a rewrite in scope there as well?
Don't care about a database for XHTML content.

P.S.: Ignore what andrewweb said.

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Re: need help for the website overhaul

Post by andrewweb » Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:05 pm

DangerGround wrote:P.S.: Ignore what andrewweb said.
Yes, that's generally a good idea :P

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Re: need help for the website overhaul

Post by b4dc0d3r » Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:00 pm

I can do JavaScript, references upon demand. I refuse to touch CSS though. So if you have a qualified XHTML person with limited javascript, I can supplement. But I'm assuming that XHTML person would be able to do minimal JavaScript as well, so I could be a consultant just for trickier bits. I'll join IRC if my services are required.

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