Website relaunch concept/content brainstorming/collecting

OK, I guess it’s not so urgent anymore now that we cancelled the Rethink our product presentation as a multi-backend tool plan and are at least linking to the technical docs on github from

I still think “integrate” is the wrong name for that page. :wink: But it does the job, and we can live with it.

I don’t know if I’m “good” but I’m a web designer (for those who want to make themselves an idea, I can send us the url of the last project that I work on…).
I start to follow the unhosted project since the 2011 cross founding appeal, and I’m realy intersted.
Few times ago, I’ve tried to participate actively and proposed an infographic…

I also know that, as everybody, I’m busy (with my day job or with the time I need to find one…) ;
I don’t know either if I can make the job as quickly as you want, but if you are interested or if you need a plan B, I would be realy happy to help you.

Best regards

Yes, thanks again! IIRC we had an active conversation about that. The graphic is currently integrated in a sleeping redesign branch, which you can see online here:

If you’d like to help with the creation of the new site, either by continuing with that branch or creating a completely new design, please come to the IRC channel, so we can talk about it! (We’ll have to do a short call, which we can also coordinate in other ways, but hanging out on IRC is the best way to stay connected to all the other contributors and have ad-hoc conversations about anything.)

Very much looking forward to getting this going again.

@bencharp Let me know if you have issues with joining the channel. I can help you with getting set up.

@raucao all is OK for the channel.

My problem is more a question to find time to connect.
My day job and my family don’t allow me to connect all the time.
Perhaps we’ll have to find some other way to communicate…
Let’s try and see ! :smile:

Being online during the time you want to work on the site is totally enough. No need to chat all day. :slight_smile:

This just came up on irc again.

@bencharp I’m in AST currently (CET -5 hours). I’m usually on IRC all day here. You can also DM or email me in order to set up a call or something.

@raucao, No problem, I just start to drawing few ideas,
I take a look to your wisemap and to, and I also cloned the rerelaunch repo branch…
I will compile my ideas and prepare a list of questions, I’ll try to send you all quickly.

It would really, really be great if we could just chat about it for 10 minutes. Not about the detailed content, but broad scope etc… There were a lot of undocumented afk conversations and ideas among the core team since that mind map was created.

Please share a summary here, so non-core knows what’s going on

Sorry, but at the moment I’ll rather spend time on making actual progress than on documenting random ideas we talked about. Anyone who wants to help with designing a professional new site is more than welcome to set up a call about it anytime!

OK, so @bencharp can you please arrange a quick voice call with @raucao about this?

Related: there is also a wiki coming up, see for more info.

My job contract finishes tomorrow, so I would have more time in the day to connect on IRC and to start to work on this project concretly.
I hope find a new job quickly, but in waiting I will try my best to make that new website a reality…
See you in march…

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Cool! Let us know how it goes, and if you need any help/input. Did you discuss your plans with @raucao today?

Hi Michiel,
@raucao was too ill today, we will try another chat tomorrow or on the next week…
we aren’t moving quickly at this time, but we started, so, lastly, we will get there…

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I would be totally in favor of merging all our existing documentation into a wiki and putting it on, could be a good way to break the current website impasse, and get rid of both the old and the new website in one swoop! :slight_smile:

We would be down to just wiki + spec + this forum + starter-kit for remoteStorage in general, and NaturalDocs for modules documentation and for remotestorage.js function reference.

It would probably be much easier to get FAQ documented when they happen on the forum.

My 2ct.

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By the way, the wiki has been set up and you can create user accounts and start putting random content in. It’s basically empty right now, except for a Notes page, which you can use for dropping content and links, and an Apps page, where you can find some apps incl. links to their source code and what categories they claim.

For the latter, it would obviously be useful to add any apps that are missing and currently in use (I mean actually being used and working with at least a stable RS server like e.g. 5apps Storage or the latest reStore).

If someone is interested in helping out with the main page and/or transferring/adding content to the wiki in general, that’d be great! Feel free to edit anything!

I was fed up with lack of visibility of the progress and esp. lack of insight into what still has to be done, so I just set up a public Trello board for all website efforts. I’ll add anyone who’s interested in helping (and be it just dropping suggestions) to the team, so they can add cards. Commenting is public for every Trello account.

Shoot me for setting up yet another thing. Sorry. Also, I tried finding a good open-source alternative, but gave up, because I’d rather spend time on finishing these things instead of setting up more meta stuff. :dragon_face: