And now for something completely different. *The Project:* Make the MutopiaProject website more readable on small format devices like pads and smartphones. The overall design and intent of the site will remain the same --- presenting open source sheet music and inviting contributors.
*Method:* Build a team willing to contribute expertise in site design, CSS, HTML5, and Bootstrap <http://getbootstrap.com/>, and testing on various devices. Familiarity with Perl is helpful but not essential. The main MutopiaProject GITHUB <https://github.com/MutopiaProject> account now contains 2 projects, one is for the current layout (sheet music assets + web site) and another that contains only the web site code (MutopiaWeb). When the new site is phased in, the previous web code will be deprecated. *Prototype (where we are now):* A prototype has been built which can be viewed in a folder off our main site <http://www.mutopiaproject.org/new/index.html>. Search functions are not fully functional yet, but the basic functionality of the old site code has been modified to generate HTML5 pages using bootstrap. There are some small graphical differences but more dramatic changes are obvious when viewed from a smartphone. *The next phase (where you come in):* All we have done so far is adapt the existing code to HTML5 and bootstrap. We have taken advantage of some of the framework but mostly focused on navigation and experimenting with how it would look on a small-format device. - The navigation bar at the top is fixed. Should it be? Are there better ways of doing this? - Footer navigation/info? - Are there features that would make the site more usable? - Graphics? - How does it look on other devices and browsers? What bootstrap features can we leverage to make the site look and function well on both small- and large- format devices? - Should we incorporate more social media for new publications? - ? >From your input, I will be starting a list of issues and milestones that can be assigned to, and reviewed by, volunteers. *Interested?* Send me an email with your github account name. I am hoping that we can work towards collaborative solutions like what was done with the copyright line at the bottom of MutopiaProject sheet music. If you have ideas for us but don't have time to be continually in the loop or don't want to bother with a github account, email your ideas to me and I will add them as issues and try to keep you in the loop. -glen *References:* MutopiaProject GITHUB <https://github.com/MutopiaProject> account Prototype site <http://www.mutopiaproject.org/new/index.html> MutopiaWeb wiki <https://github.com/MutopiaProject/MutopiaWeb/wiki> (just started...)
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