[Tor www-team] Website requirements and goals

Sebastiaan Provost seba at stekkz.com
Wed Jan 8 17:13:54 UTC 2014

Hi all!

My name is Sebastiaan Provost.

The reason why I subscribed to this mailing list is because I'd like to
contribute to tor project in any way I can, wherever possible. 
I've done some work in PHP, Java and recently in Python (not much). I don't
know if I can be of much help, but every little bit can help the project.

A little bit about myself: I'm someone who is pretty idealistic minded, and
am willing to do whatever it takes to defend our rights and to help the
people stand up against corruption/dictatorship/spying eyes.

I've worked as an IT Engineer for a small company and built their webshop
and rebuilt their entire IT Infrastructure (it was ancient). I've also
worked as an ICT Consultant (more specifically as an ICT Consultant
developing in Java, extending and editing the Amdocs framework) and am
currently learning a few new tricks myself.

With kind regards,

Twitter: @Stekkz

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Sent: dinsdag 7 januari 2014 16:15
To: Tor Website Team
Subject: Re: [Tor www-team] Website requirements and goals


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:

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:

> 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:

Lunar                                             <lunar at torproject.org>

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