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

Patrick Shirkey pshirkey at boosthardware.com
Mon Jun 26 12:03:22 EDT 2006

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:
> http://affenbande.org/%7Ethorwil/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2006/06/lau-wiki_04.png

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.
Http://lau.linuxaudio.org - The Linux Audio Users guide

"Anything your mind can see you can manifest physically, then it will 
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