UBports Website rebuilding



  • @Kaizen Hi,
    thank you, great pages.
    Just some notes for the devices page:

    1. We have an official device checklist for working features at: https://gitlab.com/ubports/community-ports/general/-/blob/master/DeviceChecklist.md
    2. The installer and the preparatory steps sections could be merged in a how to install, which would be easier to read.
    3. If a user gets stuck while installing, it could be useful to have links to the forum, telegram channel and/or matrix channel.
      I've made some changes to the page you've shared:
      main_page_circles_proposal.png
      (My first mock-up)


  • @Kaizen said in UBports Website rebuilding:

    and have a pixel-perfect eye

    It bothers me every time I look at the designs. I think the search icon 🔍 in header menu is too close to the installer button. I'm no designer, I'm just thinking out loud.



  • @Capsia Great idea! Seeing things at a glance in an unambiguous way.👍🏻



  • @Capsia
    The port status with green/yellow/red circles is so great..
    So much better than this orange bar that tells quite nothing 👍



  • @jezek Noted that, let me think about that.



  • @Capsia Merged with next update ...



  • Great things going on, major update soon.





  • Great to hear!



  • sorry for re-opening this discussion but I really wanted to suggest that this website rebuild also includes some changes to our forum.
    Currently the forum seems a thing apart from the rest of the site, first of all while from any point of the website it is possible to go to any other point of the website included the forum once in the forum it is no longer possible to reach the website ... it does seem almost a thing in itself while in reality the forum is an integral part of the community and the project.
    I don't think of big changes, but in my opinion the website top menu should also be present in the forum and the ubports icon on the left should also link on the forum to the project main page.



  • @Capsia why that "build with JAVA" ? is ubports build with JAVA or is it JAVA compatible?



  • @Aury88 said in UBports Website rebuilding:

    is ubports build with JAVA

    If so, it should be spelled 'built with JAVA'.

    It's currently phrased like a command: Hey you! Build with JAVA!
    If it's intended to inform people that UT was built using JAVA, that's a different tense of the verb 'to build' and should be spelled accordingly.



  • sorry for re-opening this discussion

    The project isn't done yet, all is cool 😉

    it does seem almost a thing in itself while in reality the forum is an integral part of the community and the project.

    The site has MANY entrance points to the forum on many subjects and conversations.

    JAVA compatible?

    Thank you for paying attention



  • @Aury88 Hi, I think Ubuntu Touch isn't Java based, and afaik it doesn't support Java apps. It was in the original design, so I kept it, but it is probably a misinterpretation of the current text:

    Sure, three billion devices run Java. But did you know that 44 devices run Ubuntu Touch? By the way, if your device is not listed here, you might be interested to learn how to make the 45th Ubuntu Touch port!
    

    from https://devices.ubuntu-touch.io/
    It should be probably changed to something more appropriate.



  • @Kaizen said in UBports Website rebuilding:

    The site has MANY entrance points to the forum on many subjects and conversations.

    I'm not talking about the entrance points to the forum but about the entrance point from the forum to the website.

    I don't think have to search a conversation in the forum to discover the main website or a particular webpage in the project website is a good approach...and I still think this make look like the forum something isolated from the rest of the project...a sort of a dead end where is easy to enter but difficult to exit while it should let the user easily navigate in any "direction" inside the project and easily reach the desired webpage in the project webpage.

    the same should also apply to the documentation page, another dead end section



  • First, thank you for suggesting ideas, I'm more then open to apply new changes.

    where is easy to enter but difficult to exit

    @Aury88 Are you sure you talking about the forum?

    should let the user easily navigate in any "direction" inside the project

    Beside SDK, Documents and Forum, what other subdomains/pages do you find important to navigate to insistently? (within the UBports domain ofc)

    the same should also apply to the documentation page, another dead end section

    Basically you suggest to have a full navigation menu on ubports sub domain? or just return to home (to website/forum) button?



  • @Kaizen
    It seems that the Sketch page is no longer available. Have you moved it and if so could you please provide a link to it? Thanks



  • @3T_Ed Oh, I see, for discussion purposes. Btw, that is already been done live and working.

    But I think what he tried to say that the subdomains need to have go back button (?)



  • @Kaizen

    No I don't think it's only button-related, it's about having common and easy ways to get access from the forum to the website visa versa.

    The link you provided in your latest reply does not seem to work either (the figma.com URL). I'm just curious as to what progress has been made and your thoughts in sketches as a continuous work in progress (creative, design, usability, content/catch phrases, etc). I tend to look at the website through the eyes of a newcomer which may differ from the way in which some members have grown accustomed to.



  • @Aury88 said in UBports Website rebuilding:

    once in the forum it is no longer possible to reach the website

    You can, by clicking on the "yumi" logo next to "UBports Forum" in the top bar menu.
    https://ubports.com/

    Not quite obvious, it took me long time to find this...


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