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Re: Redesign of Synfig Website

Postby Zelgadis » Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:31 am

tushantin wrote:Also, could you guys let me know what prominent features of Synfig to highlight?


You can use http://synfig.org/wiki/Doc:Overview as base outline. Also consider looking to http://synfig.org/wiki/Features
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Re: Redesign of Synfig Website

Postby muhkayoh » Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:09 pm

Still liking the new site and all the work that went into it. After using it for a few days now, I do have one nitpick: I don't like that the Documentation and Forums links open in a new tab/window. I'd rather decide that on my own. It's a little thing, but I thought I'd mention it.

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Re: Redesign of Synfig Website

Postby Genete » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:40 pm

muhkayoh wrote:Still liking the new site and all the work that went into it. After using it for a few days now, I do have one nitpick: I don't like that the Documentation and Forums links open in a new tab/window. I'd rather decide that on my own. It's a little thing, but I thought I'd mention it.

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It will open in the same window when the theme integration is done.
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Re: Redesign of Synfig Website

Postby milleja46 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:50 pm

Why not have a video on the home page that's a combination of screenshots of features and the demo reel?

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Re: Redesign of Synfig Website

Postby Zelgadis » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:49 pm

rylleman wrote:One little thing though...
When I first find or look for a software I want to see a screenshot, the UI is extremely important to me. At this site there is a screenshot at the very first page, but you can't click to make it larger. You can only kind of imagine how the software looks like.


Fixed that. Now you can click on the image on the frontpage. ^___^
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Re: Redesign of Synfig Website

Postby tushantin » Sat Feb 05, 2011 8:16 am

How does this style look? If ya don't like it, I'll try making a better style and carry on for other contents.
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Nevermind, here's a better one.
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Re: Redesign of Synfig Website

Postby Zelgadis » Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:34 pm

Hi, tushantin

I think that text should be separated from the main screenshot elements. I.e., if we showing layers - then show the layers only, without other UI parts, because it's distracts the attention. Also check the background for text - please make sure to follow cgeneral site color theme. It's better to use same colors as on the "Download" button - Image

Also, check how it will fit the main page layout.

Maybe we should keep the layout of the main page - image on the right + text on the left. Add heading to each portion of text. ("Layers" - in your example). And maybe some links at the bottom to each portion.

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Re: Redesign of Synfig Website

Postby tushantin » Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:44 am

Thanks, Zelgadis! I'll take a look pronto.

Also, we've already got a "features" page for Synfig so we don't need to repeat the same thing at the front page, so thought about restructuring my idea. The "features" slide-banner was to let people know what they can do with Synfig, but instead of handing technicality, why not simply "tell em what they can do with it"? :D

Example, just like how Autodesk handles it: "Synfig's resolution independences gives animators an edge in production. Work with minimum resources and produce maximum quality." Or even, "Customized interpolation methods and complex shape in-betweening are all handled by Synfig, allowing you to work intuitively and productively." Or even, "With Synfig you can drill to the heavens. Tenga Toppa gurren Lagann!!"

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Okay that last part was just me being crazy. :lol: But you get my point. I'll try making some content pronto Problem is my eProject's about to start in a couple of days.
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Re: Redesign of Synfig Website

Postby Zelgadis » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:02 am

tushantin wrote:Thanks, Zelgadis! I'll take a look pronto.

Also, we've already got a "features" page for Synfig so we don't need to repeat the same thing at the front page, so thought about restructuring my idea. The "features" slide-banner was to let people know what they can do with Synfig, but instead of handing technicality, why not simply "tell em what they can do with it"? :D


Yes, you right. Using exactly the same text as on Features page is not good idea - it needs to be rephrased to be understandable for end user. As well as Introduction page on the wiki. But following Features/Introduction pages as starting point, as _outline_ is good.

I think the starting point should be text - what you want to tell the user. After that - screenshot. Last steps - their combination with effects.
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Re: Redesign of Synfig Website

Postby Zelgadis » Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:35 am

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Re: Redesign of Synfig Website

Postby doomonyou » Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:33 pm

Its been a while since I last visited. >.< The new site looks nice. Thumbs up!

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Re: Redesign of Synfig Website

Postby Zelgadis » Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:44 pm

I'm looking for editors who are volunteer to contribute on the new website (http://synfig.org/cms/).

The proposed positions:
1. Write a blog posts about important news about Synfig
2. Proofread the existing content (my English is bad ^__^" )

Please contact me here if you are willing to.
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Re: Redesign of Synfig Website

Postby pixelgeek » Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:55 pm

As commented on the IRC logs - the download link requires a log in, but I don't think it needs to, or shouldn't anyway.

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Re: Redesign of Synfig Website

Postby Zelgadis » Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:39 am

pixelgeek wrote:As commented on the IRC logs - the download link requires a log in, but I don't think it needs to, or shouldn't anyway.

My mistake. Fixed. Thank you. ^___^
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