[Tor www-team] Website requirements and goals

Silviu Riley silviu.riley at gmail.com
Tue Jan 7 15:30:50 UTC 2014

Hello everyone,

I'm looking forward to helping out however I can. This would be the first
foss project I'll be involved in, so I'll limit myself to documentation and
technical writing. If needed I can do some programming, Python mostly, but
I'm a beginner.


On Jan 7, 2014 10:15 AM, "Lunar" <lunar at torproject.org> wrote:

> Hi!
> We are at 89 subscribers on the www-team mailing list. That's quite a
> success! Welcome to all! Feel free to introduce yourself on your first
> post.
> I was hoping to wait some more time before kicking off discussions,
> but it looks like we are already starting. :)
> Rohan Smith:
> > I am willing to assist and would like to get some high level
> > information about the goals of this project.
> Our main issue right now is that the current website is trying to serve
> too many audiences at once. Andrew identified 5 different audiences in
> <https://bugs.torproject.org/5998>. We need to design either several
> websites, or a single website that better address the needs of these
> audiences. Introductory material regarding how Tor works and how to use
> it must be translatable.
> The following wiki page also contains some notes from discussion we had
> during the 30C3. Feel free to amend it with any relevant information
> regarding the website redesign:
> <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/Website>
> Technically, the website is currently constructed using WML. While it
> works, it will feel ancient to anyone who tried a recent static website
> generator like Jekyll. Getting support for Markdown formated pages would
> probably help more people to write content.
> The current website code is available using Subversion:
> <https://svn.torproject.org/svn/website/trunk/>
> > It also piqued my interest because the current site is done with
> > Drupal and that is my area of expertise.
> To be clear about this: the blog is currently made with Drupal, but the
> idea is to either convert it to a static website generator now or to
> integrate it while redoing the website.
> For more information about the blog conversion, feel free to look at the
> tickets already opened by Andrew:
> <
> https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/milestone/2014%20Tor%20Blog%20Replacement
> >
> --
> Lunar                                             <lunar at torproject.org>
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