Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Look and feel for visionOntv

Main pages

We need two basic templates creating – with some different color options. Our new site will be based on liferay 6 and its new HTML5 theme.

Main visionOntv template


We have a cartoonist http://hoonyoon.com, and would like to use her line-drawn images/icons throughout the site.

- Keep the design minimal and clean with Black/white/grey with flashes of color. VOTV uses some deep purple and orange. The current idea for the logo will be a rabbit with attitude. Possible ideas to use – grass, carrots and rabbits with attitude – organic feel?

In addition to the front page, there are currently 5 main channels (Grassroots, Globalviews, Friendlyfire, Plugandplay and Headmix) which will follow the same template as the front page.

User page

Eg: http://visionon.tv/web/hamish

– Simple with different color options, space for own logo rather than the visionOntv logo. Different color - default subtle VOTV color? The idea is that the users will be able to create their own look and feel and use this space to build their own website.


Then there are sub-pages that might need tweaked templates.

News aggregator page

Eg: http://visionon.tv/web/news

We aggregate a lot of txt news for visonOntv so we will also need a sub-site to display this news, same as VOTV theme?

Channel pages

Eg: http://visionon.tv/savetheinternet

Channel pages are a subset of the user pages or of visionOntv template for core channel pages?

Need two options here:

1. Space for own logo/image and customizable color options – so that each channel can look individual if users/groups want it to.

2. Same template as visionOntv main channel pages.

Show pages

Eg: http://visionon.tv/yarlswood

Again, show pages need to make available to users the two options of either following the template of the customizable channel pages or that of the visionOntv main channels.