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Posts Tagged ‘planetkde’

Tech tip #11: How to have animated wallpapers in KDE

I’ve seen many people asking how to have animated wallpapers in KDE. The current options include specialised Plasma Widgets, or the rather limited yet specialised array of animated effects, such as desktop globe, seasonal change, or virus simulations. Unfortunately there isn’t a native way to accomplish this, but KDE being KDE, there’s always a workaround. […]

GetKDE.org – the workspace, and what’s going on.

Some updates. Both for newcomers to GetKDE.org and those who have seen this project before, see the homepage, the explore page, and then finally, the page I’m writing about. Homepage has been updated too: And explore page updated too. Hope you like it. I have to apologise for only having the time to work on […]

Tech Tip #9: use Klipper to automatically post to a Pastebin.

I haven’t done a tech tip in a while, but here’s a nice, simple one which I am finding very useful. Pastebins are a really useful way to share snippets of text. However it’s sometimes a bit cumbersome to have to open a browser window, type in the URL, paste it in, click submit, then […]

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GetKDE.org progress – Discover KDE!

For the impatient, here is a link to the new page, and for those who missed the last post, here is a link to the GetKDE.org homepage. Finally, here is a screenshot of the newly added Explore page: The homepage of GetKDE is essentially a hub with a teaser. The site structure itself is split […]

What’s up with KDE.org & Hello GetKDE.org

It’s been a while since I last posted about KDE.org, aka the KDE-www war series. It talked about the current KDE.org design, and how to improve it. The series started with target audiences and conversion goals, picked apart and restructured the sitemap, revealed an initial design proposal with clear-cut priorities, and finally analysed the effectiveness […]

WIPUP 22.04.11b released!

WIPUP is a way for you to share your long-term projects and discover the passions of others. Easter has started, and lots of interesting things are cropping up here and there – one of which is that WIPUP has seen a much-needed update. The last time this happened was way back in November, which is […]

The kde-www war: part 4

A brief history lesson. The introduction identifies KDE.org as a wall of text with a pretty frame and explains why there is a problem. Part 1 sets conversion goals on our two target markets. Part 2 restructures the sitemap to make sense. Part 3 dabbles a bit on concluding the design criteria for the homepage, […]

The kde-www war: part 3

Just a quick history lesson. In the introductory post we highlighted several tell-tale symptoms that KDE.org had a very big usability and design problem. In part 1 of the war, we discussed a back-to-basics question what are we trying to communicate, what are we trying to achieve, and outlined goals for our various target audiences. […]

Syncing Kontact with Android

I recently became the proud new owner of an Android phone, or more specifically the Samsung Galaxy S i9000. Upon purchase it was promptly rooted and had a custom rom flashed onto it. Also recently KDE 4.6 was released and after a night of compiling I was sitting at a sparkling new desktop and customising […]

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Toronto’s “mini-sprint”, and Sydney’s KDE/FOSS Community

During the holidays I met up with Eugene Trounev, (aka it-s), one of KDE’s awesome artists to discuss our reorganisation of KDE.org and the design aspects of it (which is coming soon in the series). It was a 2-day meeting and it was my first time meeting another KDE enthusiast face-to-face, as given my inconvenient […]

The kde-www war: part 2

Before I begin this (delayed) post, I would like to reemphasize that a sub-agenda for these blog posts is to raise community-awareness about design issues in KDE. The website is certainly not the only area where there are design flaws, and I was very happy to read over my Christmas holiday a couple a blog […]

The kde-www war: part 1

In my initial post, I talked about the wall of text. I described some of the symptoms of the wall of text, and proclaimed that kde.org is terrible. I listed some of the basics of cleaning up text, and gathered some information about the “why” of kde.org. Unfortunately, KDE.org is representative of a very large […]

WIPUP 24.11.10b released!

For the uninitiated, WIPUP is a way to share, critique, and track projects. Or more specifically, works-in-progresses. Us in the open-source community are constantly working on things, and being open-source, we like to share them. WIPUP was specifically built and tailored towards sharing works-in-progresses – ranging from a twitter-like update, to a fully formatted document […]

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