Some notes on changes in the project

Some notes on changes in the project

For a number of purely technical reasons we had been considering switching CMS for a while and finally did so. Here is what's left behind and what's coming.

First of all, the forum hasn't been really active, so we make migration of its content the lowest priority. Currently we do not have plans to put a lot of efforts into that.

The software directory was a bit more popular, hence it has a higher priority. We have some ideas how to make it better than before, it'll just take some time to get it done. And thus we are coming to news and tutorials.

As you may have noticed, we already changed approach to news writing a while back. There are no more silly oneliners, and it is going to stay that way. Starting this month there will be more interviews (which you also may have noticed), and we are opening a new section called "Tips & Tricks" to share all kinds of useful ideas and findings of purely practical use regarding GIMP, Inkscape and whatnot. Think of it as of mini-tutorials.

The migration of existing content wasn't quite smooth, and there are some loose ends in templates as well (most notoriously, tags filtering). We intend to fix all those issues one by one. We just really wanted to make the switch to get going with new ideas.

Finally, at some point user registration will be back. For now you can freely comment :)

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  1. I’m very pleased with the direction this site is taking. It is now one of my top ten favorite bookmark !

  2. The new site looks a way more professional.
    Like it very much.

    Thanks for your effort in providing the great content!

  3. Alexandre Prokoudine 29 September 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Glad to hear it :)

  4. New design looks very nice! Quite professional!

  5. I like the new design. Hope I’ll help you to be more visible on the net !! Keep going !

  6. Good to see a good evolution of the site.
    Are the registered users kept? Is it possible to login and create content? I don’t find the login area :-/

  7. It looks awesome :)

  8. Better than ever, great job guys!

  9. Alexandre Prokoudine 02 October 2011 at 6:54 pm

    @Genete

    Registered users are preserved, the login form isn’t just exposed yet. But I think I can do something for you :)

  10. The site is looking great! Congrats!

  11. The new look of the website is excellent!. Always I read it, and now I take the opportunity to comment to you and thank you.

  12. WOuld it be possible to add a calendar to the new LGW design?
    Would be great to have an overview of upcoming Libre Graphics events.

  13. Alexandre Prokoudine 27 October 2011 at 10:25 am

    @David Rylander It’s in the plans, just low priority right now. Thanks for reminder anyway. I’ll see how much work it is and whether it could be done any fast. Do you have some particular wishes for layout and functionality?