From the session at the Summit!
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First impressions: ok, it’s a design site, but this site is boring! where is the color, the fun, the animation?
Events & Summit should be the same
Goals could be the Manifesto - or the manifesto could be on the front page - or would that be too much content?
The landing page should direct people to where they want to go, so maybe the manifesto should be suggested but not forced upon the reader.
OSD is people! if newcomers want to find us, they need to find and engage with the forum. We could add a Call to action: Join the forum!
Articles and Resources (and possibly Projects ) could be the same: links to resources, tools, articles, frameworks
It’s great starting the resources page with FREE STUFF FOR YOU! (noun project, free fonts etc). That way the benefits are immediately apparent and experienced.
The Learn to Code , and Learn to Design sections should start with a good article about ’ Why You Should Learn to Code / Why You Should Learn to Design’
DESIGNING.MD - encourage projects to have design-specific contributing instructions, maybe provide a template?
Keeping the events etc up to date is a lot of work! Can we do it on Open Collective and embed them on the website?
We could also embed our tweets?
Maybe we could have a 2-sentence intro to the forum on the front page, ie. ‘In our forum you will find [Events](link to Events category on the forum), and you can [Introduce Yourself](link to intro thread) to the community…etc etc’
Proposed navigation links: Manifesto - Resources - Jobs - Events - Forum
We had some mockups from @elioqoshi, where are they?