c. The website also has very old content
layout which originated in
the very old pre-django website and hasn't really been updated in
c. We decided that we needed to find a person who would be able
the website's curator. A person to think carefully about the
their content and not someone who was either worried about the
feel or the programming of the site.
c. Any person who can read and write English. No technical skills
it would be better to have someone who wasn't involved with any
parts of the project. In your own time, work to do content design
The "content layout" is an Information
architecture concern. A common method to sort out web content
is using card sorting.
I see cards flying around in Vectors future :) This isn't a trivial
task for one person, with a lot of audiences and purposes for the
website it has to be collaborative and get feedback from a wide
range of visitors. It also needs to conform with the overall
Inkscape identity and what direction to steer more towards. SEO
skills are also welcome with anything concerning web content.
Content writing usually requires lots of skills too. Writing a long
tutorial is different from writing a news item, a tweet, explaining
features as a marketing effort... Actually writing something up
takes the least amount of time. More effort goes into editing what
has been written to optimize it for voice, clarity, findability,
readability, SEO friendliness, find/create images/media for the
article etc. And all this after you've familiarized yourself with
the topic completely, because that is the only way one can convey
anything in a way that is easily digestible by the intended
audience. Spewing out your thoughts into a document is only the
first step in the writing process.
The content strategy part can be a separate task. I'm guessing a lot
of it could come from Vectors in general, because a lot of it would
come as a consequence of Vectors work. Not only what Vectors are
doing at a certain point in time, but also what they notice making
waves from all around the community.