Educational material (was: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] New OSGeo design)

2011-11-03 Thread Seven (aka Arnulf)
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Razy,
it might be more helpful to ask this on the Education mailing list.

There is quite a lot of material in our searchable database [1].

And you might want to check out our Wiki [2] - it is a bit confusing and
chaotic but once you find yourself around there is a lot to learn.

Best regards,
Arnulf

[1] http://www.osgeo.org/educational_content
[2] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Category:Education

On 01.11.2011 20:15, Razy Kased wrote:
 Hello All,
 
 I'm interested designing lab exercises for Geography and GIS related
 courses, the course content would be for higher educational courses.
 Does anyone have any suggestions of where I could search for useful
 resources, examples etc...
 
 Thanks,
 
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] New OSGeo design

2011-11-03 Thread Jody Garnett
Thanks for bringing this up again; I am really looking forward to our website 
matching our branding at conferences / booth / slides / handouts. 

I think I have provided my feedback on the marketing list last time this was 
discussed?
- it would be nice to shorten the column headings (as it makes appear 
inconsistent); this is more noticeable when you go in a level.
- Example: Software Development Support Community Success

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On Tuesday, 1 November 2011 at 10:19 PM, Jo Cook wrote:

 Hi All,
 
 Responding to Arnulf's tweet about the new site design 
 (http://twitter.com/#!/sevenspatial/status/128711440596078592), I think it's 
 a really good start. I do like the fresher new look, however I found some of 
 the fonts a little hard to read on google chrome. When you've clicked on a 
 theme and you see the theme headings as a second level set of headings 
 (below about us, participate etc) these are pretty small! Unless we're 
 planning to add more themes, could they be spread out a bit more and made 
 larger? 
 
 There's also an awful lot of whitespace if you have a large monitor and go to 
 full screen- could the background fill the whole page a la twitter?
 
 These are just minor points really, and I'm quite excited by the new design! 
 
 Cheers
 
 Jo
 
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] New OSGeo design

2011-11-02 Thread Benjamin Chartier


Le 01/11/2011 13:19, Jo Cook a écrit :
Responding to Arnulf's tweet about the new site design 
(http://twitter.com/#!/sevenspatial/status/128711440596078592 
http://twitter.com/#%21/sevenspatial/status/128711440596078592)


Hi all,

I do like the general appearance. It’s really a big improvement.

Some suggestions:
-I don’t like the round corners of the boxes. I would prefer square 
corners.
-Some boxes have shadows and some don’t. I would prefer no shadows 
at all.
-The footer of the home page is much too big. I prefer the footer of 
the other pages because of the color of the text and its small height.
-Too many menus around the main content part of the page: the left 
hand side menu, the “about us, participate…” menu and the “tools to use, 
foundations to build on…” menu. I would prefer something simpler. I’m 
not sure we need these links on all pages. My suggestion: have a link to 
the home page, the search tool and a reminder of where we currently are 
(like osgeo  tools to use  find software).
-The languages links should be present on all pages. This list of 
languages may grow in the future. Keeping it a single line may be 
difficult. Would it be possible to use a drop down list instead of a 
line of links?
-The content and title of the home page boxes is quite confusing. 
What about having the following sections: OSGeo Foundation, Community 
and Projects?

-A place for news is missing.

Cheers,

Benjamin Chartier
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] New OSGeo design

2011-11-02 Thread Cameron Shorter

On 2/11/2011 6:15 AM, Razy Kased wrote:

Hello All,

I'm interested designing lab exercises for Geography and GIS related 
courses, the course content would be for higher educational courses. 
Does anyone have any suggestions of where I could search for useful 
resources, examples etc...


Razy, I suspect you would want to start looking at the ELOGeo repository:
http://elogeo.nottingham.ac.uk/xmlui

Then also discuss ideas with the osgeo educational email list.

http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/edu_discuss



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[OSGeo-Discuss] New OSGeo design

2011-11-01 Thread Jo Cook
Hi All,

Responding to Arnulf's tweet about the new site design (
http://twitter.com/#!/sevenspatial/status/128711440596078592), I think it's
a really good start. I do like the fresher new look, however I found some
of the fonts a little hard to read on google chrome. When you've clicked on
a theme and you see the theme headings as a second level set of
headings (below about us, participate etc) these are pretty small!
Unless we're planning to add more themes, could they be spread out a bit
more and made larger?

There's also an awful lot of whitespace if you have a large monitor and go
to full screen- could the background fill the whole page a la twitter?

These are just minor points really, and I'm quite excited by the new design!

Cheers

Jo

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Astun Technology Ltd, The Coach House, 17 West Street, Epsom, Surrey, KT18
7RL, UK
t:+44 750 095 8167
iShare - Data integration and publishing platformhttp://www.isharemaps.com/
See the new Helpdesk and Customer
portalhttp://support.astuntechnology.com/home
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Over 35% of the 4 star council websites use iShare - SOCITM Better
Connected 2010

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awardshttp://astuntechnology.com/customers/awards-and-commendations/

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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] New OSGeo design

2011-11-01 Thread Jochen Topf
On Tue, Nov 01, 2011 at 12:19:19PM +, Jo Cook wrote:
 Responding to Arnulf's tweet about the new site design (
 http://twitter.com/#!/sevenspatial/status/128711440596078592), I think it's

The design is ok, but the content is confusing. Catchphrases like Deliver
Flexibility that say nothing and then links arbitrarily collected below those
catchphrases make sure that you have to hunt through every link on the page
before you find the one you want. And how do those categories relate to the
About Us, Participate, etc. links on the top right.

Sign up to our mailing lists or check out the Getting Started page.. on top
and then you have to search in the page for the link to the mailing lists
(which is there) and the link to Getting Started which is not.

And no news on the main page.

The old web page is much easiert to navigate. Take the old page layout, fix a
few things here or there and use the design elements from the new web page.

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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] New OSGeo design

2011-11-01 Thread Razy Kased
Hello All,

I'm interested designing lab exercises for Geography and GIS related
courses, the course content would be for higher educational courses. Does
anyone have any suggestions of where I could search for useful resources,
examples etc...

Thanks,

Razy
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