[rb-general] Style Guide Updates

Elio Qoshi elio at ura.design
Fri Jan 18 18:54:18 CET 2019

Hi Chris!

Another reason I reached out was to understand other issues you might have been faced which we are not aware of, something you covered in your reply as well. We would strive to focus on some area of the style guide you'd like to improve, in addition to the things we wanted to address ourselves anyway. We figured that we had some available time in the next months to work on this.

Generally yeah, we definitely would be willing to help in these areas you have mentioned, we just need to check how much time committment these tasks would take and plan for that. Ideally, we could support some of the website work you mentioned as part of OTF's new Learning Lab: https://www.opentech.fund/labs/learning-lab/ since it seems better suited than Usability Lab (which would make sense for the style guide solely).

Ideally, we could scope for both Website and Style Guide, but starting from the style guide and then going downstream to website improvements. That means updating the markdown styling and add more components in addition to what I mentioned in my first message.

Would this be something we should initiate?

Elio Qoshi
Founder & Creative Lead
Ura Design
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‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Original Message ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
On Friday, January 18, 2019 5:57 PM, Chris Lamb <lamby at debian.org> wrote:

> Dear Elio,
> >                  We think that after a year, the style guide might
> >
> >
> > benefit from some more updates [..] including more web
> > components and better support to use the style guide with JavaScript
> > disabled
> Thank you for reaching out. As you may have noticed, I recently
> managed to find the time and energy to integrate & migrate parts
> of our existing website to the new style, using various files,
> resources from the style guide itself to match our needs.
> I mention this because my immediate question would be whether the work
> proposed here would involve updating our (Jekyll-based) site
> itself, or would you be simply updating the aforementioned, ie.
> separate, guide?
> The latter would regrettably involve me attempting to "sync" or
> otherwise merge previous work, alas.
> > In order to keep the style guide fresh and relevant, we wanted to do
> > exactly these updates and any others you might deem important, such as
> > new assets, print files and similar.
> In terms of what we need right now, I believe our priority here
> would be for you to update the styles so that default Markdown
> output just generally looks better.
> We tend to write Markdown, not HTML, after all so having copy-
> pastable snippets is less compelling to me, priority-wise. This
> also goes for the non-Javascript "story" but this is less
> interesting as the situation is somewhat-satisfactory right now.
> In addition, having a specific "blog" page design would be very
> very interesting to me; these pages get the most eyeballs.
> Please do let us know whether you would be even able and willing to
> accomodate these rather different priorities.
> Regards,
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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>      : :'  :     Chris Lamb
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