Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is out and it’s great! The period after release tends to be slightly less hectic than the lead up to it, but that doesn’t mean that the web team is not as busy as ever.
In the last few weeks we’ve worked on:
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS release: we’ve published the latest updates to www.ubuntu.com that go alongside the latest release of Ubuntu
- Ubuntu.com: ubuntu.com is now responsive! Stay tuned for a more in-depth post on this, and keep following our series on how we made ubuntu.com responsive; we’ve also launched a new and improved cloud section
- Juju GUI: we’ve moved the inspector to the left of the screen, which should be live in the coming weeks, and we’re finalising user research
- Fenchurch: we moved downloads, contributions and search to Fenchurch, so we’re now effectively off our old Drupal site, with a better geolocation solution for download mirrors
- Ubuntu Resources: we’ve released the beta version for large screen sizes of Ubuntu Resources
- Future of Web Design: I attended and spoke at the Future of Web Design conference, in London, where I talked about letting mechanisation into our work as web designers, and how we can move further in our profession
And we’re currently working on:
- Responsive ubuntu.com: we’re currently working on tweaks and improvements following the release on 17 April
- Web style guide: we’re updating the Ubuntu web style guide (still in alpha) to reflect the changes from making www.ubuntu.com responsive
- Ubuntu Resources: we’re currently working on making the transition from Ubuntu Resources to Ubuntu Insights, after that we’ll be working on creating a press centre on the new Ubuntu Insights
- Fenchurch: we’re working on a new front-end for our asset server and upgrading the ubuntu.com CMS to the version running www.canonical.com
- Las Vegas sprint: a few of us are travelling to the USA next week for some intense Juju planning and work
- Legal pages: we’re in the process of defining the information architecture and wireframing for a new hub that will hold all our legal information
- Partners: we’re finalising wireframes and content for a new Ubuntu partners site
And, if you’d like to join the web team, we are currently looking for an experienced user experience designer to join us! Send us an email if you’d like to apply.
Delicious treats on release day
Do you have any questions or suggestions for us? Would you like to hear about any of these projects and tasks in more detail? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.