Some article-subject ideas I posted elsewhere:
Here are a few ideas about the type of articles
that could be regular
inclusions. (like a column)
A monthly article (by various authors)
, that features/introduces 2 or 3 Joomla User Groups, would be great way to emphasize the Community aspect of this magazine. (and a good way of involving all Joomla communities)
There should definitely also be a monthly article by the Project Leadership (regarding vision, progress)
, and by OSM (regarding the financial and legal interests of the Joomla project)
OSM should be encouraged to work with the Magazine Team to produce articles (regarding finance and legal issues)
that help create understanding and trust
A regular Article from the Resource, Extension, and Showcase teams that features some notable extension, resource site, and web site, and perhaps also addresses some common issues people have in submitting sites or extensions.
A regular Article from the Forum team that highlights some frequently asked question on the forum, or highlights an interesting or notable forum post.
A regular article introducing 2 or 3 of the Leadership, Working Groups, OSM, Community members. It should briefly mention how the person is involved with Joomla, but the focus should be more on getting to know them more. (what work they do; their family; hobbies; something about where they live, etc.)Not sure if there's another thread to suggest the following:
The design should include a info box/block that links to the JUG listing and forum, and encourage people to join.
Also: How easy or difficult will it be to have each (monthly)
edition translated into other languages?(excluding the feeds)
Does the K2 technology allow for multi-language support?
I saw Elin Waring mention in this discussion
" just under half of visitors to the community home page have
their browsers set to other than en-US or en-GB. (That's for the last
12 months, it's actually a little higher lately, just over half.) "
Perhaps the multi-language idea (for the Magazine
) should wait until after the launch of the first edition, and translations can then be created as enough people volunteer for a language. (the Translation teams can be involved with this)Article contributions in other languages should of course also be encourage provided there is someone available to do a proper translation.