Hi folks, @danielle and I have been doing some initial mapping out of what a new global website might need to contain.
We suggest pruning out a HUGE amount of content and cross-linking between global site, Aus site, etc and other side sites e.g. dev.openfoodnetwork to just make one contained site.
Some types of content are more obvious than others in terms of whether they are needed, how they will be updated, etc. Those that particularly need more discussion are marked with * as being unclear on what we want to/have capacity to commit to as a global community.
One point to discuss at some point is tone - we have some reasonably ‘poetic’ text on our global site currently (eg the onion/holarchy sort of text) which we might like to rewrite in more Plain English - this make it clearer for translations as well. There are also some ambitious claims about software capability that we might want to pull back from (e.g. that our mobile experience is seamless) and go with something that’s positive but more realistic.
This google doc contains a first draft of the types of content we think should be included in the new global website. It also starts on the job of pointing to where we already have content that just needs to be placed in a new design, and for other content how often we are likely to need to update it.
It seems likely that part of the question will also be about UX and design, we haven’t yet started to think about that as much as it would be good to pin down a basic framework of what we want to include, prioritise.
Please feel free to add comments here or in the doc:
Some questions to consider as we think about redesigning this site:
- Who is the audience for this site?
- Are they repeat visitors or one-off discovery/triage?
- What would you like to be most prominent on this site?
- How much maintenance are we willing to commit to?
- What’s missing?
Thanks for any thoughts!