This is a open call to help Ruby Installer for Windows get a decent homepage that provide resources for users maybe better than current wiki page.
Also, help as Knowledge Base for interesting and repeating questions and resources that most of Windows users face.
Designers that want to participate will need to be able to collect
money using Paypal.
Designers can create mockups of the homepage, and use as inspiration the logo/branding for the installer that already exist:
Important things the site needs to allow:
- Simple, clean, friendly design.
- Latest news about releases.
- Latest version information
- Latest Links added to the Knowledge Base
- Access to Download information pages
- Access to Knowledge Base pages
- Access to Get Help pages
- Access to Contribute information pages
- Download information will contain both 1.8 and 1.9 latest downloads.
- Prior download can be accessed via RubyForge
- Knowledge Base pages are small descriptions and links to the source of the information, either a blog, a wiki or a screencast being hosted elsewhere.
- Get Help pages are going to summarize mailing list or groups where users will likely get more feedback about their issues running Ruby on Windows.
- Contribute will provide links and information to access RubyForge or GitHub and what are the requirements to help on the project.
Mockups are going to be open to the wild as a poll, and people will pick them.
Pledgie will remain active until deadline of the poll.
Once the poll deadline has reached, the best mockup which follows the above criteria is going to be selected as winner, which leads us to the next point:
Before any designer do the mock up, they need to consider:
- Once design is approved, both hompages and inner page needs to be completed as valid HTML+CSS
- Cross browser (yeah, IE, I’m talking about that beast) needs to be considered as supported.
- Designer could have experience integrating this with Radiant and provide advice, but is not mandatory.
- Full pledgie money is going to be paid when HTML and CSS elements are handed over to RubyInstaller project team, in public, using a Git repository.
- Credits and copyright of the design will remains in the design owner, but he must give authorization for usage in rubyinstaller.org.
I want this be the most clean, clear and public as possible. I want community choose what community likes, not what my personal taste dictates.
All the money collected up to the date of the poll is going to be transfered, so is a risk, could be 100 or could be 2K, community will decide.
For designers that want to submit their mockups, please use GitHub Wiki page here
Contest entry is not closed and voting has started. Read more about this here
Voting ends July 23, 2009, 11:59pm GMT-3