we are forming a new team around redesigning our main site www.theforeman.org. Our main goals for the first cut are improved navigation, brand new landing page, restructured text for more readable form and single place for news/blogposts. As part of this, we would like to come up with some short explanation of what Foreman really is in one or two sentences. This will be challenging I guess, bring your own proposals!
Open ideas are more interactivity on the landing page (description of features, screenshots, who uses Foreman) or redesigning look. In any case, we will not touch Foreman logo as we all love it, do not worry!
We have decided to keep our manuals as is, I am actually making some improvements to disallow search engines indexing old versions and I am proposing to delete ancient versions of manuals so it’s less confusing and generation is faster. But unless someone volunteers to improve our manual, we are keeping them untouched.
Also we do not want to change technical side of things - we will stick with statically generated site via Jekyll because it works fine. However I can see some value in enabling users to create blog posts (news posts) more easily, the current process (git checkout, rake generate, edit post, commit, push, review) is a bit clunky. However not sure how to approach this (blog posts via discourse?).
So far we’ve only had a kickoff/brainstorming meeting, anyone is welcomed to join our team. We will followup with next steps which would likely be identifying the new navigation structure. The curent team is @lzap @Gwmngilfen @Ori_Rabin and @terezanovotna.
Recording from our kickoff: https://bluejeans.com/s/a8DoL/