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I'm looking for volunteers to help make my use of 1st person plural a reality rather than a dream!

To help with everything involved in running the comm. Deal with problems, answer questions, make substantial changes as the comm finds its groove.

To find links! To use the existing pool of places to watch we have, but also enlarge the pool as and when they have time. You don't have to look in all the places. If you prefer tumblr, you can look in only our tumblr pool, and so on.

Graphics makers extraordinaire
Make the comm look pretty! Fancy looking for a nice clear layout that could be standardised across DW and LJ? Fancy making us some nicer icons than the place-holders we have now? Plus we could do with a banner for pimping posts as well.

Anything else? If you can see a glaring omission in anything I'm doing, don't just assume I'll pick up on it. Let me know!

Date: 2013-01-24 11:42 pm (UTC)
hellkitty: (Default)
From: [personal profile] hellkitty
I offer this icon. :P

Okay, more seriously. I could be a link finder?

Date: 2013-01-24 11:54 pm (UTC)
hellkitty: (cranes)
From: [personal profile] hellkitty
Oh gosh how dumb of me. Credit is pellimusprime on LJ.

And yay! :D

Date: 2013-01-25 12:43 am (UTC)
elf: Sydney Scoville, looking very determined, saying, "Let's do this." (Let's do this.)
From: [personal profile] elf
I can help find links, but not during the next couple of weeks. (Start of school; I'm enrolled full-time after a ~23 year gap. Big change.)

Date: 2013-01-25 12:46 am (UTC)
sapphoatsunset: (Lizzie Bennet Diaries - Heyyyy~)
From: [personal profile] sapphoatsunset is a beautiful one. And [ profile] spire has some other pretty ones. There's also [ profile] refutare.

Or anything by [ profile] fruitstyle. They don't all translate to DW because of coding differences on the backend so you might have to try a few.

You'll also need to make custom layer like explained here.
Edited Date: 2013-01-25 12:46 am (UTC)

Date: 2013-01-25 05:13 pm (UTC)
coneyislandbaby: (Default)
From: [personal profile] coneyislandbaby
I'd love to either co-mod or maybe be a link finder, though I'm not sure how good I'd be at the second. But I can learn.

Date: 2013-01-25 05:21 pm (UTC)
caput_mortuum: (Default)
From: [personal profile] caput_mortuum
What kind of icons would you want? Just type (what?), something with an image?

Date: 2013-01-26 01:44 am (UTC)
caput_mortuum: (Default)
From: [personal profile] caput_mortuum
Okay gotcha, maybe I can come up with something, no guarantees though :)

Date: 2013-01-29 07:26 pm (UTC)
caput_mortuum: (Default)
From: [personal profile] caput_mortuum
Just dropping in again to say that creating banners and icons is much easier once the layout is fixed. Also I wouldn't really try to give LJ and DW the same layout, though I haven't yet looked into how easy or hard it is to import lj styles to DW.

Also I find the way you present the list pretty hard to parse, would you want to discuss alternatives? (It's just some small changes.)
[I've set up an entry here for illustration ]
Edited Date: 2013-01-29 07:33 pm (UTC)

Date: 2013-01-29 07:39 pm (UTC)
caput_mortuum: (Default)
From: [personal profile] caput_mortuum
Great! :D
I've just edited to include a link with some suggestion, feel free to drop in!

Date: 2013-01-28 03:21 pm (UTC)
zellieh: Woman holding a tray. On the tray, the text: META. (text: meta)
From: [personal profile] zellieh
I'd like to offer to co-mod and to help find links. And I have some meta posts that I can polish up and post as well, now that there's a comm for getting discussions going. (Thanks for setting this up!)

I can make headers, graphics, and icons later if you decide on a page style/colour scheme, and the icon with this comment (made by kc_writer) is free to use with credit, if you want to.

Oh, and some advice when choosing styles would be to consider accessibility. Like, set the font size to a minimum of 11 or 12 points, and check that even larger font sizes than that don't break whatever style you choose.

I often find that in narrow, fixed-width layouts the navbars will break and cross over each other if you use a larger text size. The same problem applies for links with text over images: if the image has a fixed size and you use a larger text size than the designer used, the layout looks like a mess and links can be hard to click on.

Also, check that the page style has an adjustable width, to widen for widescreen laptops & monitors (to avoid acres of wasted space and scrolling to read long entries) and also narrow down to fit smartphones & tablets.

For accessibility issues, this is a good, quick article (mostly about screenreaders) to start with:

This is a useful comm for asking questions about accessible web design and how to achieve it:

Date: 2013-01-29 03:26 pm (UTC)
merisunshine36: rufio from hook with "omg yay!" at the bottom (rufio yay)
From: [personal profile] merisunshine36
I am BEYOND EXCITED for this, mod! You are amazing! Will signal boost when I am not in the office *g*

I'd love to help wrangle links, but can you let me know more about the level of commitment involved first? I work and am in school, so my ability to spend time online may fluctuate around finals/midterms or busy season at work.

eta: what do you think about having a pinboard account for archival purposes?
Edited Date: 2013-01-29 03:28 pm (UTC)

Date: 2013-02-14 04:54 pm (UTC)
caput_mortuum: (Default)
From: [personal profile] caput_mortuum
I'd be interested in regularly submitting links, only not as a systematic effort and more just linking the things I stumble upon on my own - would that work? Would it be best if I went to the weekly open posts for that?

Date: 2013-02-14 05:21 pm (UTC)
caput_mortuum: (Default)
From: [personal profile] caput_mortuum
I think I'll go with e-mail, if it's the same to you :)

Date: 2013-02-18 08:21 pm (UTC)
rahirah: (Default)
From: [personal profile] rahirah
I might be able do the linkfinder thing if it's just once a month (I already have a weekly gig collecting links for a fandom newsletter, so I don't want to commit to too much.)


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