On Tue, 2010-07-20 at 07:33 +0200, Felix Kaechele wrote:
I have some questions about the way the regions are split up on the
Why not keep the groups of countries (continents) in the structure that
we regularily use when talking about Ambassador regions? That being
APAC, EMEA, LATAM, NA.
For example in your mockup Europe and Africa & Middle East are seperate.
The americas comprise of NA and LATAM.
I do understand that splitting them up by continent makes sense too, but
it would be more coherent with our existing structures IMO.
That's a really great idea. I did the continent split bceause I thought
it might be the least-controversial way to do it, but I think splitting
out by ambassador region makes more sense. Although it means the NA
section is going to be *very* sparse, hehe. Splitting by continents,
each section is individually a bit beefier than the Ambassador region
split. But I think the consistency of splitting by Ambassador region is
more valuable so I'll modify the mockup to employ that scheme!
Even if the grouping by continent is to be kept you still might want to
rename Asia & Australia to Asia & Pacific or something alike to make our
members from New Zealand happy, too ;)
Ha! You got me there, and of course no offense intended, I'll fix it!
And also it's funny that you state the following on your blog: "Both
national flags and national borders can, in a few cases, be quite
controversial and stir up hard feelings so we did our best to avoid them
in the design."
And right in that mockup the world map does contain national borders.
Just sayin' ;)
Yehh..... that is just a filler though. The full world map has the
borders and I was lazy to remove them because it's a very complex vector
and it was taking too long to work with. The final graphic won't have
those borders, I promise.
Actually Remy had the awesome idea to make the map a rollover nav, which
I think would be awesome. So it may be switched to have that
functionality - as you roll over a region it lights up in its respective
color and allows you to click to view.
Other than that the design really rocks and I'm excited to see all the
local communities' websites come together in one central place.
Thanks to you and all the other people that put effort in creating this
Yay we're so glad for the positive feedback! You've given some really
awesome suggestions here and they'll definitely be incorporated into the