#22510 closed enhancement (fixed)

Increasing brand presence on the Tor blog (i.e. to make it look more Tor-y)

Reported by: linda Owned by: antonela
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Webpages/Blog Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: hiro, linda, antonela, arma Actual Points:
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Description

During the UX ticket triaging discussion, we realized that various people didn't like how bright the tor blog was, wanted more tor in the blog, and many other things. Let's intentionally design a color scheme and design for our new blog!

Possible options:

  • using tor colors (light theme with tor-purple and tor-green accents, dark theme with tor-purple and tor-green accents, predominantly tor-purple theme, or predominantly tor-green theme)
  • adding more graphics (onions, tor logo, etc.)
  • making it look like our other sites (but torproject.org is not so great that we want it to necessarily look like it, looking at metrics.torproject.org can give ideas)

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tor-blogpage.png (550.4 KB) - added by linda 21 months ago.

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Change History (9)

comment:1 Changed 22 months ago by linda

Owner: changed from hiro to antonela
Status: newassigned

comment:2 Changed 22 months ago by teor

I'd appreciate it if we could reduce the number of fonts, colours, sizes, and styles used on the new blog. It looks very untidy with every second line looking slightly different.

comment:3 in reply to:  2 Changed 22 months ago by linda

Replying to teor:

I'd appreciate it if we could reduce the number of fonts, colours, sizes, and styles used on the new blog. It looks very untidy with every second line looking slightly different.

Great point. It's a good practice to do so. I'll relay this information to Antonela--although I hope that she is already taking this into account.

comment:4 in reply to:  2 ; Changed 22 months ago by teor

In particular, the h2 style is jarring: it's the only forced-caps font on most pages. And it's not particularly readable.

comment:5 in reply to:  4 Changed 22 months ago by linda

Replying to teor:

In particular, the h2 style is jarring: it's the only forced-caps font on most pages. And it's not particularly readable.

*looks at blog*

Yeah, it's a bit awkward. It's so much smaller than h1, but it seems like it's SCREAMING FOR ATTENTION.

comment:6 Changed 22 months ago by linda

Antonela has drafted alternative layouts to the blog that incorporate issues from #22510 (increasing tor presence), #22395 (better comment displays), and #22392 (removing the left column) here.

Last edited 22 months ago by linda (previous) (diff)

comment:7 Changed 21 months ago by linda

We've made a bunch of changes, which are addressed in this new mockup below. We've gotten rid of the lefthand column, made the comments more intuitively threaded, and increased Tor brand presence.


comment:8 Changed 21 months ago by linda

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

Changed 21 months ago by linda

Attachment: tor-blogpage.png added
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