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Responsive Nesta theme

Responsive Nesta theme

From:
Jake Subs
Date:
2012-08-14 @ 11:24
Dear everyone,

I'm rebuilding my rather neglected Nesta portfolio site:
http://www.jrayson.co.uk

and using this as an opportunity to create a Nesta Community
Customisable Responsive Theme.

Here are the key features I'd like to include:

* Responsive, with option to switch to adaptive layout
http://semantic.gs

* Scalable and Modular CSS
http://smacss.com

* Responsive slideshow that can hook in to Flickr
(something like Flexslider? http://bit.ly/flxsldr )

* Easy-to-choose sets of Google Web Fonts http://www.google.com/webfonts/

* Easy-to-choose colour palettes, along the lines of:
http://www.stuffandnonsense.co.uk/blog/about/creating_colour_palettes

* Easy-to-add custom banner image

* A contact form that works!
http://bit.ly/sinatra-contact-form

Is there any other functionality that people would like to see?

I'll create the mockups in SVG and PNGs on Github, and start coding from there.

Any ideas for a name? I thought of Responder or NestaPress?

cheers, Jake

-- 
[~] Jake Rayson
[w] www.jrayson.co.uk
[e] subs@growdigital.org
[t] @growdigital

Re: [nesta] Responsive Nesta theme

From:
James Abbott
Date:
2012-08-17 @ 06:17
>
> Any ideas for a name? I thought of Responder or NestaPress?
>

NestaPress is evocative of WordPress, PHP, and crying children. Responder
sounds like the better option of the two, IMO.

/ James


On Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 1:24 PM, Jake Subs <subs@growdigital.org> wrote:

> Dear everyone,
>
> I'm rebuilding my rather neglected Nesta portfolio site:
> http://www.jrayson.co.uk
>
> and using this as an opportunity to create a Nesta Community
> Customisable Responsive Theme.
>
> Here are the key features I'd like to include:
>
> * Responsive, with option to switch to adaptive layout
> http://semantic.gs
>
> * Scalable and Modular CSS
> http://smacss.com
>
> * Responsive slideshow that can hook in to Flickr
> (something like Flexslider? http://bit.ly/flxsldr )
>
> * Easy-to-choose sets of Google Web Fonts http://www.google.com/webfonts/
>
> * Easy-to-choose colour palettes, along the lines of:
> http://www.stuffandnonsense.co.uk/blog/about/creating_colour_palettes
>
> * Easy-to-add custom banner image
>
> * A contact form that works!
> http://bit.ly/sinatra-contact-form
>
> Is there any other functionality that people would like to see?
>
> I'll create the mockups in SVG and PNGs on Github, and start coding from
> there.
>
> Any ideas for a name? I thought of Responder or NestaPress?
>
> cheers, Jake
>
> --
> [~] Jake Rayson
> [w] www.jrayson.co.uk
> [e] subs@growdigital.org
> [t] @growdigital
>

Re: [nesta] Responsive Nesta theme

From:
Graham Ashton
Date:
2012-08-17 @ 08:23
Hi Jake. I think this is a fantastic idea. If you need a hand with 
anything let me know.

I can see where the Nestapress suggestion comes from (and it reminds me of
Octopress). I first thought that "press" might give people the idea that 
it's a blogging engine/CMS like Wordpress, whereas it's actually theme, 
but I think that's the wrong way to look at it. To a new user the 
difference is a minor detail; they're looking for a solution for their 
publishing problem. 

Nesta itself is agnostic about blogs versus normal pages of content. It 
tries to be equally capable of either. Making a theme dedicated to 
blogging and emphasising that by putting "press" in its name seems 
reasonable to me.

I think both names have merit.

Either way, it may be time for a themes page on the site to feature it on 
once you've got it sorted...

On 14 Aug 2012, at 12:24, Jake Subs <subs@growdigital.org> wrote:

> Dear everyone,
> 
> I'm rebuilding my rather neglected Nesta portfolio site:
> http://www.jrayson.co.uk
> 
> and using this as an opportunity to create a Nesta Community
> Customisable Responsive Theme.
> 
> Here are the key features I'd like to include:
> 
> * Responsive, with option to switch to adaptive layout
> http://semantic.gs
> 
> * Scalable and Modular CSS
> http://smacss.com
> 
> * Responsive slideshow that can hook in to Flickr
> (something like Flexslider? http://bit.ly/flxsldr )
> 
> * Easy-to-choose sets of Google Web Fonts http://www.google.com/webfonts/
> 
> * Easy-to-choose colour palettes, along the lines of:
> http://www.stuffandnonsense.co.uk/blog/about/creating_colour_palettes
> 
> * Easy-to-add custom banner image
> 
> * A contact form that works!
> http://bit.ly/sinatra-contact-form
> 
> Is there any other functionality that people would like to see?
> 
> I'll create the mockups in SVG and PNGs on Github, and start coding from there.
> 
> Any ideas for a name? I thought of Responder or NestaPress?
> 
> cheers, Jake
> 
> -- 
> [~] Jake Rayson
> [w] www.jrayson.co.uk
> [e] subs@growdigital.org
> [t] @growdigital
> 

Re: [nesta] Responsive Nesta theme

From:
Jake Subs
Date:
2012-08-20 @ 12:26
On 17 August 2012 09:23, Graham Ashton <graham@effectif.com> wrote:

> Hi Jake. I think this is a fantastic idea. If you need a hand with 
anything let me know.

Will most definitely take you up on that when I get to the tricky,
non-front-end stuff.

>Making a theme dedicated to blogging and emphasising that by putting 
"press" in its name seems reasonable to me.
>
> I think both names have merit.

I've gone for NestaPress, as I like the idea that it's a theme
designed specifically for blogging. I had heard of OctoPress but it
had slipped my mind in a tentacular fashion.

Also be nice to reclaim the word Press from crying children ;)

> Either way, it may be time for a themes page on the site to feature it 
on once you've got it sorted...

I'll get cracking. Github repository is here:

https://github.com/growdigital/NestaPress

Was going to create the basic template with Inkscape but it's been
done over by a Mountain Lion. Will resuscitate as soon as.

cheers, Jake

-- 
[~] Jake Rayson
[w] www.jrayson.co.uk
[e] subs@growdigital.org
[t] @growdigital