Obviously there's scope to edit around elements like colour and what goes
where. But I think it's broadly a good plan. Go for it but don't stop at
what you've got - keep working on the "pretty" aspect. I fully support the
efforts to revive interest in the officialwiki :-)

Specific feedback I would give is:
- make a coloured "donate" section - not just on the top line.
- needs some icons
- needs the project logos at the bottom of the page in the "foundation
projects" section.
- merge the "featured project" and "planned events" sections
- expand the "contact" section with more elements
- maybe put a bit about the other chapters like they do on the bottom of the
swedish chapter site: http://se.wikimedia.org/wiki/Huvudsida

Just some ideas.


On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 8:38 PM, private musings <thepmacco...@gmail.com>wrote:

> okey dokey,
> so following a bit of a play I'd propose to replace the current front page
> with this one;
> http://wikimedia.org.au/wiki/User:Privatemusings/play
> I'll probably 'be bold' before too long - and obviously I think there's
> heaps that could be improved - but maybe a bit of a fresh start might be a
> good thing?
> thoughts most welcome... :-)
> cheers,
> Peter,
> PM.
> On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 1:06 PM, private musings 
> <thepmacco...@gmail.com>wrote:
>> G'day all,
>> I've just been browsing a bit around our website (
>> http://wikimedia.org.au/wiki/Wikimedia_Australia ) - and wondered if
>> perhaps we might be able to generally aim a little higher / improve it a
>> bit.
>> For whatever reasons (and perhaps general Chapter activity is a big one, I
>> dunno) the site is in danger of becoming a little stale, and I think we're
>> finding it hard to follow through on developing site areas in communicating
>> chapter work etc.
>> I note that there's something in a plan I saw somewhere for there to be
>> some sort of wm-au blog? Perhaps this would be a good channel - and I for
>> one would be happy to post things like reports from Wiki Wednesdays,
>> meetups, that sort of thing.
>> I vaguely recall that the committee appointed someone (or maybe a
>> sub-committee!) to oversee the site in general - but I can't remember who
>> that is, and I'd certainly like to offer some help in general, as well as
>> inviting feedback from other members and interested parties - perhaps the
>> AGM coming up in a few months would be a good target for a medium-sized
>> relaunch of a site with a bit higher standard across the board?
>> I won't commit heresy at this point by suggesting we look at using
>> something clever like Confluence to produce something a bit better looking,
>> and more functional, but I really do think we need to aim higher - I feel
>> like we're sort of letting MediaWiki down a bit with our effort at the mo.
>> :-)
>> thoughts most welcome,
>> best,
>> Peter
>> PM.
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