Ubuntu App Developer Site incremental improvements

Registered by David Planella

Building upon the foundations of the initial Ubuntu App Developer site, we'd like to expand it on a second design phase.

Depending on the resource allocation from design, the scope might be reduced, so this blueprint is also to discuss the incremental improvements that can make a substantial impact and that we can work on next cycle.

Blueprint information

Jono Bacon
David Planella
David Planella
Series goal:
Accepted for quantal
Milestone target:
milestone icon ubuntu-12.10
Completed by
David Planella

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Some areas of focus:
* Bug fixing
  * Reporting bug fixes - it's important
  * https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntudeveloperportal/
* Social media integration
  - Social media buttons (join us) on
    - Front page
    - Community page
  - Social media buttons (like us! :) on tutorials
    - Recipes pages (have a look at jetpack for plugins)
  - Social media tracking.
    - See https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/gajs/gaTrackingSocial for a rough idea of how this works.
* Better news visibility
  - Moving the news feed above the fold is something that has come up often when people report feedback on the site
  - Add a direct link to the app developer blog
- It is very nice to see videos on the site.
- Review current site bugs
We need to ensure that the impression that the site is dynamic


Work Items

Work items:
[dpm] Add link to the d.u.c website code to the d.u.c footer: TODO
[dpm] Write a blog post to explain how to contribute to d.u.c development and call for help to fix bitesize bugs: TODO
[dylanmccall] Help triaging d.uc. bugs: TODO
[ajmitch] Help triaging d.u.c. bugs: INPROGRESS
[dpm] Update the ubuntu-developer-stack page (bug 968235): DONE
[dpm] Work with interested community members to provide a design for social media buttons on the d.u.c: TODO
[yaili] Provide feedback and advice to community-submitted designs to add social media buttons to the site: TODO
[dylanmccall] Help with adding social media tracking support on the site: TODO
[yaili] Talk to UX folks on the Web Design Team and ask whether they can do the work item of moving the news page above the fold or whether they can help the community team on a consultancy basis: TODO
[dpm] Talk to Zoltan from the SDK team about changes required: TODO