spins.fpo mockups complete

Máirín Duffy duffy at fedoraproject.org
Fri Sep 18 17:54:01 UTC 2009


I just finished the set of mockups for spins.fpo. The original deadline 
was today so yay for making deadlines. :)

They are available here:


Some caveats:

- I did a KDE-specific banner graphic for the KDE pages. I can do the 
same for other desktop environment spins that have distinctive upstream 
logo marks. There is a generic solid banner design presented in the 
mockups as well to serve as the banner for the non-DE spins.

- The text in the home and about screens for the KDE spin details is 
pretty much filler text. I am hoping that individual spin maintainers 
can help develop this content when the site is built.

- I am not 100% which spins are going to be available for F12. Some of 
the ones in the mockup don't exist yet (e.g. Art Studio). Is a 
definitive list available anywhere right now?

- It appears that previous version of spins are not available for all 
spins except for KDE and Desktop. In some cases, I've found F10 ISOs for 
selected spins (I believe FEL and one other). The previous KDE spins in 
particular appear to be split between archive.fpo and the redhat.com 
mirror, although only f7, f8, f10, and f11 were available - f9 nowhere 
to be found. This is a bit of a strange state of affairs so I'm 
wondering if it's just better to not mention archived versions at all.

- the Spins Community page is going to rely on content that for the most 
part has not yet been developed. There *is* actually an interview with 
Chitlesh on the Fedora wiki but I'm not aware of any other content 
available that we could use. We may need to hold on this area of the 
site until content is developed.

- The 'featured spin' widget in the right sidebar will need some kind of 
script to run it; it's intended to rotate through the spins.

- Spin-specific documentation seems scattered, and it's confusing to 
find content on using spins vs. creating them. It's also hard because 
sometimes they are referred to as live media, live cds, spins, or 
remixes. I poured through any documents I could find using those terms 
and tried to merge them into one spin-users guide for the spin support 

- The about spins page content may be full of crack rock. Actually, 
pretty much all of the content is going to need a thorough review. :-/

Lemme know what you think!


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