Website Revamp Marketing Push

Based on the video meeting for the Fedora Council today, I thought it would be a good idea make this thread to have a place to brainstorm ideas and hash out what we would like promotion to look like as we get closer to the official launch in April(?)

We have posted the video to the Mastodon account to get things started. @nikodunk I think had another idea of reaching out for feedback or maybe bug reporting of the staging site. We can have creativity with what aspects of the revamp we highlight, but a good chunk of that will have to come from the Websites and Apps Team feeding us content.

What are some ideas I can think of right now?

  • Posting before and after pictures of the home page
  • Sharing the thought process behind different decisions that were made
  • Talking about the long-term view that went into development such that future pages could be developed in a way that still looks cohesive
  • Breaking down the tech stack itself
  • Commenting on accessibility considerations and asking for feedback on that area specifically

Lots of these ideas can work as CommBlog or Magazine posts (which would require volunteers), but they could also work as engaging social media posts on their own.

The most recent example I can think of for “social media coverage” that we’ve done is for the Creative Freedom Summit (join here) which I think has seen positive results. Obviously there are different topics, but maybe that can show the variety we can pursue in promoting this.

Anyway, as we have ideas and get closer to launch day, we’ll start peeling off some to publish. We do that, build up hype alongside F38, and I think it’ll be cool.

Please share ideas and thoughts!

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Thanks for the initiative, @joseph!

I would like to fall in line with what @thunderbirdtr mentioned here. We can start slow with the public testing on the staging environment and/or GitLab pages (which ones of these would be the right one, @nikodunk?) and once that we are done with it, we can progress onwards to sharing experiences as to what went into designing, developing, testing and deploying these sites. The former (i.e. testing announcement can be done on Fedora Commblog, while the latter (i.e. experience sharing) can be done in both or either Fedora Commblog and Fedora Magazine, depending on the depth of the articles.

Once these are done with and once we are certain that the production deployment is publicly available, I think it would be great to make a formal announcement over on Fedora Magazine and Commblog about the same, followed by posts on Mastodon linking to these posts. We need to be sure that the documentations related to the new websites are available before that to ensure that potential contributors who reach out to us from these posts, have something tangible to read and folks to communicate with.

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Definitely! Thanks for sharing!

Feel free to get the links to the develop and main deployments on our Gitlab repo.

We’ll link directly to the staging site here once some translations have filled in and the content has been updated, otherwise we’re going to be getting known/duplicate bug reports for unfinished things!

Exciting! Go Fedora!