@paperdigits and I have been hacking at the new website these past few weeks, and we’re starting to reach a point where we’ll need some input and guidance from the @rawtherapee team. (@Morgan_Hardwood and @heckflosse and anyone else I might have missed - please @-mention them to notify them in this thread).
The new site is based on the mockup from @mariuszdaniel in his thread:
On the front page there are sections that are used to highlight aspects of the program:
- High Quality
- Freedom for Free
I am not sure what type of broad things you’d like to highlight here. I don’t mind writing the copy, but I do need to know what aspects you’d like to use?
I can add as many sections like this as you’d like. I’d recommend that you think of what high-level things would you want someone to know visiting the page for the first time that might not know what RawTherapee is.
Off the top of my head, I might consider something like:
- High Quality
A little help here?
Those sections also have images connected with them. At the moment they are the same images shown in the image carousel up top, but what about using some great images by RawTherapee users?
I am open for any suggestions here as well. They could be other screenshots of the program or we could ask the community to provide some images (Ilya Varivchenko might be a good example of some images along with shots by @Morgan_Hardwood and @heckflosse)?
Old Site Content
What do we want to migrate from the old site to the new one?
I am thinking at the very least to migrate old blog posts that have release notes to the new site as release posts (@paperdigits already has things set up this way - more on that later).
Many of the old posts are mostly release news and the PlayRaw threads.
On that note, I’ve also created a blog content type and section on the site for you to publish news or other blog posts. (I could turn this into news instead if it makes more sense - not sure what you’re thinking here). Thoughts?
There’s also an about page that I thought would be nice to include the original author and maybe a list of contributors or a little history on the project. I could use some help with this and notes as well.
If anyone is curious, the site is hosted on GitLab - so it might be helpful to have an account there and let me know what your GitLab accounts are so I can add the team to the repo while we work on this.
This is still a work in progress, but I’d say that we’re pretty far along and can likely launch the new site in a few weeks if I can keep finding time to hack.
Do we know where you’d like to host it and who controls the domain name as well? I can easily host this on the pixls infrastructure, but I’ll need access to the domain name to point it to the right place - who controls that?
Finally, as I’m sure anyone who has read this far is curious, here is the site as we work on it (GItLab CI is building and publishing with every commit):
(If you find anything wrong or broken, it’s all @paperdigits’s fault… )