Looking for feedback on mepiscommunity,org

Forum for discussion and implementation of project work to enhance mepis.org and other MEPIS Websites
Message
Author
User avatar
Jerry3904
Forum Veteran
Forum Veteran
Posts: 15341
Joined: Wed Jul 19, 2006 6:13 am

Looking for feedback on mepiscommunity,org

#1 Postby Jerry3904 » Sun May 23, 2010 2:37 pm

Peregrine has been working with topcat to get his video of M 8.5 on the front page of mepiscommunity.org, replacing the sequence of desktops that has been there for a year and a half.

What do you think?
Production: 4.2.0-0.bpo.1-amd64, MX-15 RC1, AMD FX-4130 Quad-Core, GeForce GT 630/PCIe/SSE2, 8 GB, Kingston SSD 120 GB and WesternDigital 1TB
Testing: AAO 722: 3.16-0-4-686-pae. MX-15, AMD C-60 APU, 4 GB

User avatar
Topher
Forum Regular
Forum Regular
Posts: 878
Joined: Sun Feb 10, 2008 5:37 pm

#2 Postby Topher » Sun May 23, 2010 2:46 pm

It looks good. He might incorporate some conky widgets to make it look cooler. :yay:

carlops
Forum Guide
Forum Guide
Posts: 1482
Joined: Wed Jul 12, 2006 4:37 pm

#3 Postby carlops » Sun May 23, 2010 3:15 pm

Take care with that song. It was licensed by MS when XP was introduced. And in general, you cannot use music without the artist's permission, I believe...

Other than that, very nice. Just not too fond of Flash content personally...
[color="Blue"][SIZE="2"]
In the long history of humankind [...] those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.
.[/SIZE][/color]
[color="Silver"][SIZE="1"]Charles Darwin[/SIZE][/color]

User avatar
Saist
Forum Regular
Forum Regular
Posts: 797
Age: 34
Joined: Sat Jul 15, 2006 10:57 am

#4 Postby Saist » Sun May 23, 2010 3:32 pm

maybe do the video in HTML5 / Ogg theora now, and have a WebM-Vp8 video ready to go for the next FireFox update?

Also, on the subject of music, whenever I needed a "stock" audio track for AC, I'd grab one from http://www.ocremix.org :: the only caveat is that you need to credit OCRemix on the same web-page that the track is used.

User avatar
ko
Forum Guide
Forum Guide
Posts: 2485
Joined: Wed Jul 12, 2006 4:43 am

#5 Postby ko » Sun May 23, 2010 3:38 pm

I believe that the previous 'changing desktops' had much more appeal.
Maybe just try 'modernizing' that look...?
I've seen too much rotating cubes by now. It's not a novelty anymore.

Ko
Ko Bros Linux User #312596.  MX14.4, MX14.3, Mepis 12, Debian 7, antiX 15, Peppermint 5...and sometimes Win7

User avatar
DBeckett
Forum Veteran
Forum Veteran
Posts: 3069
Joined: Sat May 16, 2009 3:59 pm

#6 Postby DBeckett » Sun May 23, 2010 4:24 pm

ko wrote:I believe that the previous 'changing desktops' had much more appeal.
Maybe just try 'modernizing' that look...?
I've seen too much rotating cubes by now. It's not a novelty anymore.

Ko
I agree, and a first-time viewer wouldn't know what it is anyway.

User avatar
Brooko
Forum Veteran
Forum Veteran
Posts: 3259
Age: 49
Joined: Sat Apr 21, 2007 11:59 pm

#7 Postby Brooko » Sun May 23, 2010 6:02 pm

Looks nice and runs well.

Agree with Carl. Music has to go - it's all copyright. Esp the "Stones: intro. You'd need to get that off ASAP.

Saist's idea is a good one. Have a listen to this piece - it's perfect for an OS display

I really like the overall idea though. What I'd suggest including -
  • Startup - like you have it now
  • Just a little bit of the cube / eyecandy so you know it's available
  • Focus on apps - Browser, Email, Music, Video - try and include the most popular apps we know. Maybe even show something like google-earth running?
  • Close-down and fade-out
Desktop - Win 8-64 : Corsair 520HX, P5Q Pro, Q6600 G0 @ 3Ghz, 4Gb DDR2 1066, Asus GTX560 OC, 3xWD 500Gb Sata2, Asus CD/DVD, Logitech Wave Kb, G5, C300 Cam, Audio-gd NFB-12 + LD MKIV + GigaWorks T20.
Netbook - Ubuntu 12.04 64b, Asus 1015PED 2Gb Ram

User avatar
richb
Administrator
Posts: 13053
Joined: Wed Jul 12, 2006 2:17 pm

#8 Postby richb » Sun May 23, 2010 6:36 pm

Too bad the Stones have to go, one of my favorite groups. But I like the new slide show, much more interesting than the changing desktops.
Forum Rules
Guide - How to Ask for Help

Rich

Laptop: Acer V5-572G: Intel i5, 12 GIG mem, Intel graphics, SanDisk SSD, 256GB
Virtualbox: Win 7
Desktop: MX-15- 64, AMD A8 7600 FM2+ CPU R7 Graphics, fglrx driver, 16 GIG Mem. Samsung EVO SSD 250 GB

User avatar
peregrine
Forum Regular
Forum Regular
Posts: 765
Age: 69
Joined: Wed Jul 12, 2006 7:39 am

#9 Postby peregrine » Sun May 23, 2010 6:52 pm

What new slideshow are you looking at. I do not have anything up there at the moment.
Asus A78M - AMD A10-6800K - 8GB Ram - 120GB SSD - Samsung SyncMaster 2243SWX LCD MX14.2 & MX15 ------ MacBook / Dual Boot OSX & MX15B2

User avatar
richb
Administrator
Posts: 13053
Joined: Wed Jul 12, 2006 2:17 pm

#10 Postby richb » Sun May 23, 2010 7:04 pm

peregrine wrote:What new slideshow are you looking at. I do not have anything up there at the moment.


Upper right with the Stones music and Mepis 8.5 slides.
Forum Rules
Guide - How to Ask for Help

Rich

Laptop: Acer V5-572G: Intel i5, 12 GIG mem, Intel graphics, SanDisk SSD, 256GB
Virtualbox: Win 7
Desktop: MX-15- 64, AMD A8 7600 FM2+ CPU R7 Graphics, fglrx driver, 16 GIG Mem. Samsung EVO SSD 250 GB


Return to “Website”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest