[Marketing-Public]hi, how can i help?

David Hallowell David Hallowell <david.hallowell at gmail.com>
Fri, 3 Sep 2004 21:13:30 +0100

I'd say that some animated demos of the key features that may be hard
to explain to those not used to them before.

e.g. tabbed browsing, reading an article middle clicking on links for
later reading
the convenience of type ahead find
the pop up blocker in action

Whatever is the best format for these I'm not sure, flash is the most
obvious one and it probably has enouh installed base that most people
could view it.

Remember if you do decide to do this some of the features have changed
since the last release.

On Fri, 03 Sep 2004 15:47:00 +0100, raiph <spam@temporalgyrus.com> wrote:
> email@stevenwallace.id.au wrote:
> >Hi everyone,
> >
> >I've just joined the list,
> >
> >How can I help?
> >
> >I'm Graphic Designer in Australia, most of my work been for print, (logos,
> >posters etc)
> >
> >done a few websites, in the middle of designing a few more
> >
> >i'm here and willing to help
> >
> >Steve
> >
> >
> Hi Steve,
> Thanks for the offer.
> It would be great if you would consider being involved in design and
> production of some screenshots, and, more usefully putting together a
> permanent screenshots team / project.
> Right now screenshot design and production is an ad hoc affair that
> often falls to Mozilla Foundation staff such as Rafael Ebron.
> The result of this is that we don't get nearly as many screenshots
> as we could, they're often not as well designed as they could be,
> and MF spend time working on something that the community
> could do better.
> This is becoming a pressing issue for me because the wordsmiths
> team is starting to produce mozilla.org web pages.
> To get a better idea of what I'm talking about, consider:
> http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/howto/basics/history/button.mspx
> This illustrates many issues. We need:
> o Lots of screenshots -- 100s of hours worth of work
> o Screen consistency -- chrome, resolutions, zoom, cropping
> o Annotation consistency -- highlights, arrows, labels
> o Efficiency -- set up a toolset / team / process
> o Multi-platform -- Mac, Linux, Windows
> o Sequence design -- screen1 shows x, screen2 shows y, etc.
> o Screen design -- where the cursor goes, etc.
> o QA -- vanilla Firefox (no extra menu entries), right version etc.
> o Shotrot -- screenshots get invalidated by unrelated menu changes
> etc.
> Besides wordsmithed documents, a particularly important quick win
> that should be relatively easy and garner a load of praise would be
> to produce previews of the themes on u.m.o.
> I'd also imagine that if this team got going and demonstrated consistent
> design, production and management quality, it would be a natural starting
> point for a more general graphics team.
> But my only concern at this point is screenshots. Interested?
> love raiph
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