yup, completely understandable. I have contacted the people from developmentseed that originally offered to help with the new website prior to sending this email and I have yet to hear anything back..... so I'm not real hopeful and it's time for us to make a move. So we're starting with mockups. If you have a backway to contact them and they're still willing we're more than willing...
Thanks,
Ian

2010/12/1 Jarosław Foksa <jarek@kiwi-themes.com>
I remember that back in 2008 we had simillar discussions - Chris was
advocating Django, I wanted Drupal, there was a lot of talk but we
ended up with the old site.

Development Seed (http://developmentseed.org/) was offering volunteer
work on new inkscape.org site few months ago. Is this proposal still
actual? They are one of the best shops you could find - perhaps it
would be best to let them lead the development if they agree so.

On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 10:38 PM, Ian Caldwell <inchosting@gmail.com> wrote:
> hello,
>
> It's been a good long while since I've emailed the mailing list I am a part
> of the server management involving inkscape and have been for approximately
> 4+ years. I am writing you today for 2 reasons.
>
> Our current site is terrible, I'm sorry but there is no chance of just
> brushing over it. I know there have been a fair number of people in the past
> 2 years who have submitted website mockup ideas and we've had contests but
> no one has ever followed through. Which I'll take partial blame for it.
> Things are just scattered every which way
> I wanted to update you on the status of the Test suite, Osuosl is currently
> in the process of setting up the ability to run test suites so that we can
> test the SVG building more efficiently. So stay tuned for more info on this
> in the near future.
>
> Anyway back to problem 1. Here's how I think we can best solve this problem.
> We're going to break the website into different categories and duties.
>
> UI (mockups) (*ARTIST*/PROGRAMMERS*)
>
> Ability to make mockups of how you think the website should look.
> After we pick yours we will request to see the top couple in HTML/CSS
>
> Artwork for the website (*ARTIST*)
>
> Ability to develop / sharpen logos as well as various buttons etc as needed
>
> Drupal Modules (*PROGRAMMERS*)
>
> Skills required
>
> Knowledge of Mysql/PHP/JS and HTML
> Knowledge or ability to learn how drupal works
>
> Documentation (*WRITERS*)
>
> Skills
>
> Moderate knowledge and ability to update and port existing content over to
> the new site.
>
> Translation
>
> We need people who specialize in various languages to port content once
> completed into the various languages.
>
> So what's wrong with the current design? a lot, it's way too cluttered and
> disorganized not to mention you click wiki you go to a whole different
> navigation and sub site. That is just a pain to deal with as a user. So if
> you have skills in 1 of the above 5 categories, please contact me or the
> list directly and we'll assemble the a team and get this going! let me know
> what you think....
> Thanks,
> Ian "Inc" C.
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