As stated in our blog post, State of MyPaint.Org, We have all the basics to at least have a functional website, however it really needs to more pleasing to the eye. It is a website show casing what MyPaint is and what can do with it. So we need design what our website will look like. This is where the community can help. We need your guys ideas of how we should design our website. It can be mockups and wireframe, or just links to themes or websites we can draw inspiration from. However here are somethings to keep in mind:
This all I can think up for with requirements for our website for now. You can also help out by submitting you artwork in our Showcase Category so we feature it on our website. You can also post Screenshots of working in MyPaint or highlighting a feature as well. I would love to get a collection started so we can showcase what you can do with MyPaint as well.
Well that’s about all for now. MyPaint is a Community project, so it up to us to show the world what can with it. That means we need to create a great first impression and what a better way to capture them than with a good website design.
You know technically since jekyll is designed to generate webpages from markdown files, I could add the Wiki repos as submodules and let jekyll create the static pages. The only problem I see is inserting the front matter that Jekyll requires for each page, but I don’t think that would be hard to implement dose support default front matter. I just need to add the default front matter to our _config.yml file on our base site.
Now that I have time to actually work on this, I would like to get MyPaint’s website designed. Dose anyone have any jekyll themes and templates you would recommend to me that I can use as my base? I’m still a newbie when it comes to web design so I’ll need some help to get this done. Also If you will like your artwork showcased on our website, please let me know so I can get the gallery page propagated.