From: Konstantin Ryabitsev <icon(a)fedoraproject.org>
Reply-to: Fedora Design Team <design-team(a)lists.fedoraproject.org>
Subject: [Design-team] (non-fedora) design for www.kernel.org
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2013 15:19:24 -0500
Hi, Fedora design team!
I apologize for a non-fedora request, but considering that we're
"upstream" of Fedora, I figured it wouldn't be too frowned upon. Plus,
I've been active with Fedora for so long, you guys are the first place
I could think of to go to for a volunteer site design for
If any of you have visited www.kernel.org
lately, you'll notice that
it looks like it was last revamped in 1995. I'm working on redoing the
website, and as part of that effort I'd like to introduce a slightly
less austere facelift. Perhaps some of you would like to lend me a
hand? The following are some of the requirements:
1. People go to www.kernel.org
to find out the latest kernel
info, so the releases table seen on the front page must be
above-fold if at all possible. This is really the core service
of the site.
2. The design should use the default Linux Penguin logo somewhere
prominent. We *are* the home of Linux.
3. The design should remain conservative and elinks-friendly.
You'd be surprised how many hits we get from terminal
4. I think we should keep the existing yellow-white-blue colour
scheme to preserve continuity.
5. "Site news" will be on its own page -- nobody really cares to
have that on the front page. Other content will be updated and
shrunk but remain largely similar.
6. I like the links-footer
, -- something like
that would work very well for kernel.org
7. It's going to be a statically-generated website using pelican
). There is no active
content anywhere, so all I'm looking for, really, is a very
handy header and a very handy footer. :)
If any of you are interested, please let me know. I would be happy to
provide you with more information. I will be happy, of course, to
credit the Fedora Design team on the site.
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