Feathercoin daemon and wallet production version 0.17.0.2

[DEV] Feathercoin Web Site Development & Artwork


  • Regular Member | Tip chrisj

    [quote name=“Ville” post=“53254” timestamp=“1390069749”]
    [quote author=Kevlar link=topic=6616.msg52759#msg52759 date=1389905470]
    [quote author=Severino link=topic=6616.msg52757#msg52757 date=1389905306]
    [quote author=Kevlar link=topic=6616.msg52744#msg52744 date=1389903431]
    Presenting people with the download button before explaining what it is they’re downloading and why doesn’t seem nearly as newbie friendly.[/quote]
    Hm, maybe have it a bit further down? Or at least have it after the blurb or [i]“why FTC, where get FTC, where spend FTC” [/i]section? [/quote]
    Yes, I think you have it exactly right. The 3 blurbs first, then the downloads.
    [/quote]

    Could the download section be improved to be “Get a wallet” section? Introduce different options… also mobile, paper, web? I personally like how different options are introduced on bitcoin’s web page.
    [/quote]

    Pete (@555) our UX designer advised tailoring the mobile experience so that the wallet download took them to the Google Play store if they were on Android and point them somewhere else if on iPhone. That way we aren’t wasting people’s time. I like home pages that are sign posts to popular questions.


  • Regular Member | Tip chrisj

    [quote name=“Entimp” post=“53515” timestamp=“1390179983”]
    I have stewed over these thoughts for a few days now, and I’m not 100% keen on the direction we are taking. I’ll try to post my thoughts as lucidly as possible, bit tired.

    What I think the goals are:

    1: A modern looking website that stands head and shoulders with our peers. If we can looking down on them.
    2: A CMS system that makes content creation simple and professional for all wishing to be involved.
    3: A CMS system that publishes all content into a common unifying theme. Forums, tools, blogs, pages, guides, maps and anything else you care to imagine.
    4: A CMS built around strong web standards that are supported by good CSS, functional responsive design and has access to hundreds of class act plugins.
    5: A future proof infrastructure that will allow fast deployment of future ideas and technologies so that we don’t have to do this all again in the not too distant future.

    I also don’t think we would disagree that a well supported CMS is key to the success to this endeavor. There are 3 that I would choose from. It seems WordPress is the current favourite.

    [/quote]

    I agree with all of those. I love what you did on the demo site, did you see my video?

    [quote]
    That said we need to focus the design concepts around how they fit in to a responsive (desktop, mobile, tablet, web tv etc) model and how all pages will render.
    [/quote]

    Quite.

    [quote]I’ve not seen any great examples of this.[/quote]

    Sev has put forward some designs but so far he is the only one. I would love to see some others come up with alternatives so that we can have a discussion about what we like. It’s important we get a design that represents us all.

    [quote]The black/dark background with light text is the wrong direction imho. I would like to see how a forum or article is going to fit into that style? Light text on a dark background is a big no for content rich pages.[/quote]

    I have the same concern. I spoke to Pete (@555) about it and he felt that it would be simple to do a variation on the theme for content rich pages. I also asked @Sev to come up with lighter versions. So far this is the only option we have so if you have some ideas I would love to see some.

    [quote]My suggestion is we use the current theme on the reboot site.[/quote]

    Thus far my plan has been to use it.

    [quote]I really don’t understand why we are re-creating the wheel here. I very honestly feel that any commission we farm out will fall far short of what the current framework offers. In fact I know it will fall far short.[/quote]

    I am not sure what you mean by farming out. @Sev and @555 were introduced to Feathercoin via the SMS Wallet over teh summer. They were already part of the community although Peter was not active on the forums. Sev was the only one who put forward a design so that’s all we have to go on right now. You put forward a fantastic CMS which I love and plan to use.

    In terms of paying, it’s a case of basic economics. We can’t expect people to work for free because in reality there is no such thing. When people say free they usually mean they are passing the cost on to someone else. It also tends to favour people who are independently wealthy and deprives poorer folk of opportunities.

    Also having asked around it doesn’t sound like this is going to cost very much so if you have different information I need to know. I think the cost of having the website staying as it is is really really hurting us. It is the number one complaint we get and doesn’t do us justice. Every day it remains is a wasted opportunity.

    [quote]I am a little concerned that the site redesign is going to move on without considering anything other than how the front page looks.[/quote]

    Yeah we need to look at the whole site, @555 has given us some free feedback on that and it needs to be fed in to this discussion but I didn’t want to crowd the thread.

    [quote]Has the template been decided on and farmed out already? Or are we still working on this?[/quote]

    No and yes. 🙂


  • Regular Member | Tip Entimp

    Thanks for the reply Chris.

    With the recent malarkey over the forums and a very brief chat with Pete… I agree that the forums may have to be BB. There should be a ready made bridge that ties WP to BB. Porting the existing forum may be an issue though unless someone can find/create a migrate or export script.


  • Regular Member | Tip chrisj

    [quote name=“Entimp” post=“53672” timestamp=“1390323752”]
    Thanks for the reply Chris.

    With the recent malarkey over the forums and a very brief chat with Pete… I agree that the forums may have to be BB. There should be a ready made bridge that ties WP to BB. Porting the existing forum may be an issue though unless someone can find/create a migrate or export script.
    [/quote]

    Cool. Sev has done a lighter themed version of his design. I am going to ask him to put it up here or I could put it in the Google doc.


  • Regular Member | Tip Entimp

    Email it if you want. I can then show you how the current theme can be made to look like it. Look forward to seeing it.


  • Regular Member | Tip chrisj


  • Regular Member | Tip Entimp

    Okay I will give that some attention over the next couple of days. Thanks


  • Regular Member | Tip Entimp

    Can you find out what type face was used in that please Chris. Also can I have a copy of the mining rig image with out the text overlay.


  • Spammer Banned | Tip Kevlar

    It’s not as bold. I liked that it was bold. But they both do the job well. I feel like the image isn’t as good on the light background, and perhaps that’s what’s throwing the whole thing off. It worked great on the dark background, but it’s too dark for the light background.


  • Regular Member | Tip Entimp

    I’m going to do a fresh install of WP and the nuts n bolts. Give me till Sunday to get a taster ready and some Jquery effects added to those circles.

    I will also delete all users, clean install of the DB and all that jazz.

    I have had a look at the theme in general and most of that can be done, though the navigation bar will be moved to the top of the slider.

    Hoping to attempt a phpBB bridge as well. If you can ask Pete when you chat next where we are on the forum options and if he know how to export all content to phpBB? I think that was the one he wanted to try.


  • Regular Member | Tip Entimp

    [quote name=“Kevlar” post=“54003” timestamp=“1390416220”]
    It’s not as bold. I liked that it was bold. But they both do the job well. I feel like the image isn’t as good on the light background, and perhaps that’s what’s throwing the whole thing off. It worked great on the dark background, but it’s too dark for the light background.
    [/quote]

    I don’t think dark backgrounds are wise for any site, especially content rich ones. As for the pic that can be swapped out for anything else at any time.


  • Regular Member | Tip Davereplicant

    The new design with the computer hardware isn’t very encouraging for non techies and the general public at large.

    Please remember that we’re also trying to engage the general population, merchants, media outlets as well as miners.
    There has to be an accessibility to the subject with an emphasis on trading the currency for goods and services.

    These are not criticisms, just observations.
    A simple, clean - non tech specific landing page which is informative; in my opinion would be much more inviting.
    I don’t think the inside of a mining rig is interesting enough and may indeed put off people who just want a way out of FIAT or Gold.


  • | Tip Severino

    [quote name=“Entimp” post=“53991” timestamp=“1390414365”]
    Can you find out what type face was used in that please Chris. Also can I have a copy of the mining rig image with out the text overlay.
    [/quote]
    It’s mostly Comfortaa, with Helvetica for some of the smaller body text. Comfortaa is available on [url=http://www.google.com/fonts]Google Fonts[/url].

    [quote author=Davereplicant link=topic=6616.msg54014#msg54014 date=1390418033]
    The new design with the computer hardware isn’t very encouraging for non techies and the general public at large.

    Please remember that we’re also trying to engage the general population, merchants, media outlets as well as miners.
    There has to be an accessibility to the subject with an emphasis on trading the currency for goods and services.
    [/quote]

    That’s just a placeholder photo we’re using for now. There will be a carousel/slider of more community/human oriented photos to go there.


  • Regular Member | Tip chrisj

    [quote name=“Davereplicant” post=“54014” timestamp=“1390418033”]
    The new design with the computer hardware isn’t very encouraging for non techies and the general public at large.

    Please remember that we’re also trying to engage the general population, merchants, media outlets as well as miners.
    There has to be an accessibility to the subject with an emphasis on trading the currency for goods and services.

    These are not criticisms, just observations.
    A simple, clean - non tech specific landing page which is informative; in my opinion would be much more inviting.
    I don’t think the inside of a mining rig is interesting enough and may indeed put off people who just want a way out of FIAT or Gold.
    [/quote]

    I love that image but I would like it to be content produced by this community, I think I mentioned it in a thread above. Like Netnerd’s coins, the Oxford Blue etc.

    I think we have a great opportunity to bring the tech community together with local communities and older generations etc.


  • Regular Member | Tip chrisj

    Also when it comes to using sliders we need to be careful, check this out

    http://shouldiuseacarousel.com/

    Sometimes good information hierarchy goes a long way.


  • Regular Member | Tip Entimp

    [quote name=“chrisj” post=“54102” timestamp=“1390432086”]
    Also when it comes to using sliders we need to be careful, check this out

    http://shouldiuseacarousel.com/

    Sometimes good information hierarchy goes a long way.
    [/quote]
    I don’t agree with the reasoning in this link especially in our case. A store trying to sell a product relies on screen real-estate and sliders could be considered a waste of that space. Missing sales etc.

    Where we differ is we are trying to tell a story via info graphics and some visual cues. There is no click through requirement, just a visual concept to show and tell. A good slider can be used like a story board to get a point across.

    Another bonus is more more information can be conveyed in the same space. Learn to mine, what is FTC, we have a marketplace, the video, ideals/community and advertise this weeks news letter for example… have whatever you want.

    Disability issues imho are not a factor if links and content are represented elsewhere on the page.

    [quote]But if you can create an engaging slider that tells the story of your organization, you might be on to something.

    I think we have the perfect case to tell a story.


  • Regular Member | Tip Entimp

    I’ve made a start theming it, Rome in a day n all that… will work on some more later.


  • Regular Member | Tip chrisj

    [quote name=“Entimp” post=“54253” timestamp=“1390475601”]
    I’ve made a start theming it, Rome in a day n all that… will work on some more later.
    [/quote]

    Peter Blatchford has told me he has a new job on Monday so we will need to make a decision soon. He is doing a lighter variation on Severino. If you come back with something and we feel strongly that it’s a close run thing I will just make it right with Peter and then we can make a decision after he moves on.

    Are you coming to the meet?


  • Regular Member | Tip Entimp

    Can’t make it… job hunting n all that crap. Sorry. Really wanted to.

    Not sure what you mean on the theme? Sounds like it is already being done and decided on? Is there any point in me wasting my time? Will halt theming the ftcreboot site until you can tell me.


  • Regular Member | Tip chrisj

    Entimp and I just had a phone call to make sure we understood each other and he and Pete Blatchford are now both talking on email to make sure their work doesn’t overlap.

    If anyone has any feedback please say.