Hello, my name is Shantanu Bala. I'm thirteen years old, a freshman in high school, and enjoy open source software, coding, and web design. I found out about Google's Highly Open participation program and decided that it seemed like a perfect opportunity to help the Open Source community while doing what I love - coding. I currently have a website, which is my design lab. I test new designs and ways to code while staying completely W3C Strict compliant.
Here are the details entailed in my task. I am very busy, and will probably need all four weeks to ensure the highest quality of my work. I plan on making at least a W3C Transitional compliant template, if not Strict.
An administrator told me the version of Joomla to code for is 1.5. I plan on using many of the features inside the Mootools library to make the template more visually appealing and usable for children.
Create a template suitable for use by younger children
Joomla! is designed to make easy for anyone to post content on the web. For
this task you will focus on the needs, abilities and interests of young
children. To make adding web content simple and rewarding for them you will
design a child friendly template. The design should be simple, visually
appealing and have appropriate non commercial focus. It should be styled so
that all text is readable by relatively new readers.
See Kidzblog http://www.haranbanjo.com:16080/kidzblog/ as a kind of model
of how to make the web simple for young children.
Template tutorial: http://dev.joomla.org/content/view/1136/79/
Blank Template from Waseem Saliq
Understanding of Joomla! Strong html and css skills Graphic design ability
A complete template installation package
Use one of these templates:
The document should comply with current Joomla! Editorial Style Guidelines
and guidelines for the Template Tutorials Project.
Documentation written for this task must be made available under the
Joomla! Electronic Documentation License. will insert both of the above
All code must be created using the GNU General Public License version 2.
http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-license ... .html#SEC4 for code
Extra Credit (optional)
Begin work on a language pack for younger aged English (or other language)
Claimed: Nov 28 Due: Dec 26
[me=AmyStephen]Changed subject slightly for sorting all threads to match against Google resource [/me]
[me=Shantanu]Added a link to the JoomlaCode project[/me]