[Tor www-team] Website requirements and goals

Olssy olssy1 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 7 15:59:00 UTC 2014

Hi everyone, I'm olssy and have about 8 years experience in PHP CMS
development, integration, testing and migration. I'm currently working on a
migration from a custom CMS to Drupal for www.2600.com as well as a bit of
redesigning of their site. I main expertise is in PHP, MySQL, CSS3 and
Javascript and get great pleasure from doing massive migrations of content
using command line tools. I would also like to mention that Drupal offers
many ways to generate static pages.


On Tue, Jan 7, 2014 at 10:32 AM, Namanyay Goel <mail at namanyayg.com> wrote:

> Introductions sound like a good idea, I'll start!
> I'm Namanyay Goel, a freelance designer/developer. I'm great at front end
> parts of things, but not so good at the backend. I'll be able to help in
> the design and the front-end coding.
> As for the '5 community' problem, I don't think it's a huge issue. We have
> 5 different (main) pages in the site, they being:
> * / (The homepage, which offers download links and the novice user things.
> Wouldn't need much content, honestly)
> * /docs
> * /research
> * /law
> * /dev.
> With a design like MDN, or PHP (new design), this could be easily
> achieved.
> Also, I think we should all move to Github, or at least Git. Open-sourcing
> what we do will definitely make us more known in the community.
> On Tue, Jan 7, 2014 at 8:44 PM, 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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