Re: [linux-audio-user] Re: LAU FAQ WIKI

From: Patrick Shirkey <pshirkey@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Mon Jun 26 2006 - 19:03:22 EEST

Thorsten Wilms wrote:
> Patrick, all in all I think you overestimate the importance of the design,
> and I say that as a designer ;)

If this is the case then Macs wouldn't exist or any of the "super cool"
VST plugins either. Think Jaguar, Porsche, BMW, Adidas, Bape etc...

Maybe I need to be more specific with the design brief?


- The new site template must be visually attractive so that it will be
considered a visual artwork in it's own right.

- The target audience is new users for the Linux platform. Experienced
Linux users do not require the content that is available on the LAU
Guide and sub directories.

- As a substantial percentage of the viewers of the site will come from
a professional or semi professional audio environment on a Mac or
Windows system we should try to appeal to them on a subconscious level
with modern artwork and design.

- The colors should be clean and fresh but not overbearing. Light colors
  will give viewers a feeling that Linux audio apps are light (easy) to
use. Heavy colors will do the opposite. Bright colors are more fun and
grayer colors are more serious/corporate.

- It's ok to change the general layout of the wiki to compliment the
overall design.

- The purpose of this design round is to give the wiki a style and
"flava" that represents the best of what can be acheived with Linux
Audio applications.

*NB. It is unnecessary to modify the current template of the wiki unless
we have a well designed theme as it is perfectly functional for
utilitarian purposes.


> Anyway, next one and I think it's too disco and by tomorrow I might hate
> it:

It's got potential but I wouldn't use that version. It's very flat and
early 90's Trance. We are definitely beyond that point of development.


Patrick Shirkey - Boost Hardware Ltd. - The Linux Audio Users guide
"Anything your mind can see you can manifest physically, then it will 
become reality" - Macka B
Received on Mon Jun 26 20:15:03 2006

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