TL;DR: Follow along here.
This site needs some love.
Our last site refresh was in May 2011, and we've gone through a whole bunch of changes since then:
- We added a blog to gather the latest community news
- We added a forum where anyone can ask a question
- We formalized our operations with a Steering Committee
- We moved to a different wiki system
- We gathered a whole bunch of resources about OSLC, including a bunch of presentations from community members
- We moved towards getting our work standardized at OASIS
And that's just some of the highlights! None of this stuff existed when we last redesigned, it's all been basically bolted on piece by piece.
That goes double for the pile o’ scripts that hold it all together. For that, all I have to say is:
Y’all deserve better. Here's what I think I can do:
- Improve clarity: it should be easier for anyone coming here to see what we're doing, where it's happening, and how they can either take advantage or get involved
- Clear out some junk: There's a bunch of content that's pretty outdated or just wrong. We could use some spring cleaning. (Don't worry: I won't be deleting anything from our workgroup wikis.)
- Improve overall performance and experience: I know how to smooth over a lot of problem areas, and I think I can make the whole site faster and more accessible while I'm at it.
- Create a style and usage guide for others: On one end, anyone should be able to find, say, a version of our logo and use it appropriately. On the other, we should be able to easily reuse site assets for, say, the Eclipse Lyo website.
To that end, I've created a site to track what I'm up to which will serve as an ongoing demo and test area. So far I've got posts on the following topics:
- Why redesign?
- An initial set of wireframes to show the design direction I'm going in
- Exploring a new logo
I'll be keeping the site updated as I go, and it'll eventually include sample pages, test areas, and style guidance. Everyone's free to open issues or contribute to the discussion, so do keep me honest.