[wp-hackers] GSoC 2008 proposal : Analysis and redesign of wordpress.org

Corey corey at b5media.com
Tue Mar 18 16:08:36 GMT 2008

Hi Lloyd,

Haven't gotten my hands on 2.5 yet, looking to do so soon though!  Thanks
for the feedback!  I will take a look at the projects being offered more
closely and see if there are any there, or anything that I come up with that
could be a successful coding project for the SoC :)

On Tue, Mar 18, 2008 at 12:02 PM, Lloyd Budd <lloydomattic at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 18, 2008 at 8:50 AM, Corey <corey at b5media.com> wrote:
> >
> >  I am Corey Shaffer and I am looking to be a student participant with WP
> once
> >  again for the GSoC 2008.  Over the past year, I have become deeply
> >  interested in both site usability and design.  My idea is to combine
> these
> >  two growing passions in an effort to analyze and redesign wordpress.org.
>  I
> >  am aiming to create a fresher look that is professional, but simple and
> >  efficient in delivering its message.  I want to collect input on what
> people
> >  would like to see in the new site look and also make sure that the site
> is
> >  structured in such a way that it is user-friendly.  The site is
> powerful and
> >  contains a wealth of great information, but I want to make sure the
> average
> >  person accessing it leaves with the information they intend to
> retrieve.
> >
> >  Please let me know any thoughts, improvements or suggestions you have
> for
> >  this intended proposal!  Thank you all for your time and I hope to have
> a
> >  chance to display my work to the WordPress community.
> Hi Corey,
> I'm excited to hear that you are looking to participate again this
> year in GSoC with WordPress -- have you grabbed 2.5rc1 and are taking
> it for a spin?
> I don't think that will be a successful application. Although last
> year we accepted some applications that weren't focused on software
> development, this year we will be even more focused on the C in GSoC,
> because frankly software development is the expertise of the mentors
> and the projects progress and successes are much more easily measured
> if focused on code.
> You will be happy to know that Matt Thomas and team have been working
> on a redesign of WordPress.org .
> Hope that helps,
> --
> Lloyd Budd | Digital Entomologist | | Skype:foolswisdom
> WordPress.com | WordPress.org | Automattic.com
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Corey Shaffer
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