Main Page Redesign 2007
Once we have pixel-by-pixel control of the fedoraproject.org front page, we are going to complete the redesign of that page to channel readers into several specific directions.
Following the redesign, the main page shall have:
- "I want to do stuff"
- How to, kbase, FAQ, support channels, docs
- Help seeking and giving
- "I want to get stuff"
- Fedora gear shop
- Free media
- "I want to join Fedora"
- Join page that channels people into one of Content Developer,
Designer, OS Developer, People Person, Translator, Web Developer/Administrator.
- Additional navigation
- Direct links to e.g. legal, search (cross-site), login, etc.
- A common navigation element that can be promoted across all
Fedora Web properties
- Useful, deep links to bug reporting
- Right to component-specific pages or other bug/issue interface
The site shall:
- Uses one cookie, no expiration
User Flow 1 : I want to do stuff
Portal > Do > Choose
Choices include knowledgebase, documentation, FAQs, live help, mailing lists, etc.
User Flow 2 : I want to get stuff
Choices of what to get include software to download, other media and objects to obtain.
Portal > Get > Choose
- I am new to Linux -- help me figure out which version of Fedora I want.
- I am an expert -- just give me the full list and leave me alone.
Each of the areas below could have a, "Can't decide? Want a closer a look as to what's on each spin? Browse the included software here" link that goes to a product page about each spin.
GET FEDORA 7 (sub-page)
There are several versions of Fedora 7 available, depending on your usage needs and technical skills.
I am a desktop/laptop user (web browsing, office documents, etc.). --> We send them to the "Fedora 7 Live CD", the one based on Gnome
I am a developer who wants a general purpose workstation (desktop, programming tools, etc.). --> We send them to the spin "Fedora 7", previously called Prime
I am an advanced user who wants to be able to pick and choose from all available Fedora packages. --> We send them to the spin "Fedora 7 Everything"
I am an expert, and I want to build my own custom spin of Fedora. --> We send them to docs that explain how.
I am a curious user, and I want to browse/download custom Fedora spins that other people or groups have created. --> We send them to a page, which includes the KDE Live CD, and other custom spins that the Board has blessed.
User Flow 3 : I want to join Fedora
Portal > Join > Individual teams > Rely upon wiki/Project
FUDCon Discussion Miscellania
Pictures of whiteboard from FUDCon Boston 2007.
Notes from discussion at FUDCon. Participants/assistance included MairinDuffy, BobJensen, KarstenWade, ToshioKuratomi, and anyone in room 307 who wandered by.