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27 April 2011

New KDE Edu website and logo, the making of

Filed under: KDE Spain,KDE-Edu,my projects — apol @ 4:39 pm

I’m quite happy to see that we finally made it for the new KDE Edu design. From my point of view it’s quite hard to make all these changes from our community perspective. KDE has been built fundamentally around software developers and it’s not easy to get contributions other than that, I guess that’s mainly because I can write the type checker for KAlgebra but I really can’t work on a website design. It’s usually quite hard to get people from the community willing to put their love in projects like the KDE Edu website.

kdeedu logo

They say that there are always solutions, this time it came from Agustín Benito, who used his white wizard powers to get us in contact with a couple of designers coming from ASOLIF companies that wanted to contribute to free software somehow, and this was the way.

ASOLIF

The experience went really well, I won’t say it was easy for me but I’d say it’s because it was my first time working like that and I didn’t know very much what to expect, but the thing is that people who worked with us are very good professionals (something that doesn’t happen always in our world as well, for good and bad) and I don’t think anyone can doubt of the quality of our result, like it or not. \o/ yay us!

edu tree

I won’t say everything was perfect, probably the whole process took too much time and communication could have been better probably, but I think it’s a great start and I’m really looking forward in seeing this collaboration paradigm gaining adoption inside KDE, and why not, taking part in these projects.

And last but not least, thanks to the KDE-www guys who were really helpful, specially Ingo Malchow and Matthias Meßmer who were really supportive with the project and helped us make the best out of it. Also thanks to Alex Fiestas who joined us in the KDE Edu sprint and broke some of his own KDE collaboration rules to give us a hand doing some development on the website.

Long life to KDE Edu and flowers! \o/

7 Comments »

  1. Nice, I like it a lot! For the lazy and those who don’t know, here’s the link to the site: http://edu.kde.org/
    (Might be a good idea to add it to the main post as well. ;))

    Comment by Hans — 27 April 2011 @ 10:54 pm

  2. Yep, it’s awesome :)

    Comment by yoda — 28 April 2011 @ 12:38 am

  3. A good start!
    However, I feel the project history page is too technical: http://edu.kde.org/about_us/history.php

    Also, http://edu.kde.org/applications/age/ : why is there what looks like an unrelated listing from kde-apps.org there?

    Cheers,
    Danny

    Comment by Danny Allen — 30 April 2011 @ 6:14 pm

  4. Awesome, just checked it! :)

    Comment by Kon — 30 April 2011 @ 11:57 pm

  5. Just brilliant! Congratulations for your excellent job!

    Comment by Jai — 12 May 2011 @ 1:18 pm

  6. Haha, shouldn’t you be charging for that kind of klnowdege?!

    Comment by Burchard — 26 June 2011 @ 3:13 pm

  7. thank for the greet article good thanks

    Comment by pop — 1 October 2011 @ 10:34 am

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