[Inpycon] PyCon India Website for 2014
a.koppad at gmail.com
Tue Oct 22 17:59:40 CEST 2013
I am just saying lets try with volunteers first. We can always go to a
designer later. We are way ahead of time! Also, vijay already told that he
will engage with the volunteers first. So lets go with the flow...:-)
On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 9:22 PM, Ankur Gupta <versesane at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 9:13 PM, Anand Chitipothu <anandology at gmail.com>
> > On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 8:29 AM, Annapoornima Koppad <a.koppad at gmail.com
> > wrote:
> >> Dear All,
> >> I have been very quiet for a while now for the reason that I was
> >> traveling. Now that I am in Bangalore again, I think its time I spoke.
> >> Regarding the website design, I think it should be handled by volunteers
> >> rather than design firm. For the only reason, we are trying to
> encourage a
> >> new breed of organizers who will in in turn take this forward. Since we
> >> in early this time, we can have a choice. If nothing works out, the last
> >> option will be to run to design firm. The issue is not about money or
> >> putting a good facade for others to see, but to see local young talent
> >> the opportunity to showcase their talent and get them involved. Imagine
> >> saying something, This entire design was done by self motivated
> >> it may not be the best but it is our work. Wok that came out of passion.
> >> I am also suggesting that we keep the option open for running to a
> >> design shop. Not to be wholly closed on that aspect either.
> >> So its +1 for vijay's idea.
> > I would really love if our community can handle the design completely by
> > volunteers. I've seen that idea repeatedly fail. Forget about design, I
> > called for help to improve the PyCon India website, created github issues
> > detailing each one, but haven't got much response.
> > Usually there'll be initial enthusiasm, but that dies out slowly.
> > Even if we take a professional help, there is a lot of volunteer work
> > involved in reviewing the design as it evolves, giving feedback,
> > alternatives etc. And someone from our side has to drive the whole thing.
> > Believe it is a lot of work even if we hire a professional designer.
> Absolutely .. Having hired visual design consultants at work and
> interacted with them learned first hand how much efforts go into
> iteration, color, typography changes etc.
> > We also need volunteers to:
> > * integrate the design into our website, writing code/templates to make
> > things fit together.
> > * write the content on the website, plan how pages should be organized
> > So, having more volunteers is always welcome and we have room for people
> > with artistic talent help even if we hire a designer.
> > Anand
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