And the winner (by quite a bit, actually) is Euphoria Script!
Thanks to everyone for the votes and helping us choose a new open font.
The new font will be deployed to the website and relevant graphics.
You can start using it now in your inkscape-related materials by
downloading it here:
(includes font and ofl license files).
Have fun, and thanks again for the help!
Dear Users and Developers,
I've put together an integrated tutorial for the irc chat on
inkscape.org and I'd like a few users and support contributors to give
it a review:
You should see a few things are different now:
* You must be logged in to use the chat, previously you could be
anonymous. You even must have an email configured, so facebook and
twitter logins must update their user profile before chatting.
* There is the above guide which add the can_irc permission to a user's
account. Confirming they've seen every page (I shorted it to 4 pages).
* There's a new IRC bot that offers these new commands:
- webbot: whois [username] ; will tell you who a user is and a link to
their website profile, in case someone joins the chat asks a question
and then leaves without waiting.
- webbot: tell [username] [msg] ; will send an alert to the user with
a possible response. The default for website message alerts is to email
them too. So you can respond to someone who just left.
- Get Latest Art ; a bit of fun to return the latest item in the
Artwork category on the live site. Returns the link.
- If you want further integrations between irc and the website, this
is now possible. (maybe good for meetings in the future)
I'm hoping these tools will allow users to feel comfortable chatting
with us and also provision support contributors with what they need when
The exact text of the above tutorial is up for review here. Please let
me know your suggestions by email on list.
Best Regards, Martin Owens
I think there is no need for a framework for responsive design.
Just a css with imports, and use the "mobile first" way.
/* Extra Small Devices, Phones */
@import url('s300.css?v=0.01') (min-width: 300px);
/* Custom, iPhone Retina */
@import url('s480.css?v=0.01') (min-width: 480px);
/* Small Devices, Tablets */
@import url('s768.css?v=0.01') (min-width: 768px);
/* Medium Devices, Desktops */
@import url('s992.css?v=0.01') (min-width: 992px);
/* Large Devices, Wide Screens */
@import url('s1281.css?v=0.01') (min-width: 1281px);
To write, or better to no write too much code we can use the "rem" unit
for font size -and others- and adjust this in each s300.css,
with a line like this:
font-size: 62.5% !important;
changing the proportion in each css file.
I just wanted to let everyone know that Inkscape was accepted as a
mentoring organization for GSoC this year. This will be our 11th year
participating. Google has transitioned from Melange to a new site (1) this
year if you're interested in reading more about it.
If you are interested in participating as a student please visit our page
(2) on Google's new Summer of Code site to find links to our Ideas for
summer projects on our wiki and our developer mailing list. As usual,
please either introduce yourself on our developer mailing list or let us
know what you're interested in working on this year. Student application
don't open until the 14th, so now is the time to be talking to us if you
are interested in working with us.
If anyone has any questions, please ask away.
I installed the latest version of Inkscape on Windows 10.
Three effects I recognize:
Inkscape needs extremly long to start (about 15 seconds), much longer
than every other application (about 1-2 seconds) on my PC with an SSD.
When I click any entry in the menu toolbar, an empty rectangle
Not any command is visible.
When I hover over any symbol in the vertical toolbar as well an empty
How can I solve the problem please?
Dear users and developers,
Inkscape has been invited to take part in the Free Software design day
known as SpinachCon which happens the day before LibrePlanet here in
The SpinachCon event is about working with users on finding odd, weird
and slightly ugly things within inkscape that we can fix or make designs
If you are in the area and wish to take part it's March 18th 2016, from
12:00-5:00pm, in Boston at Beaucoop's offices (near South Station on the
I'll report in a new article any findings or fixes after the event.
Best Regards, Martin Owens
I work for a free and non commercial bicycle magazin and we often
publish scientific articles. They contain data sheets and charts.
Until know we publish the charts as a PNG.
The quality is low and as every bitmap graphic it doesn't scale well.
Is there a tool which allows to create a chart from an Excel (or
Libreoffice Calc) data sheet as an SVG?
Of course the code of the SVG should be of high quality. Text should
be text. Basic shapes (circles, rectangles, etc.) shouldn't be
realised as a path etc.
Yesterday Mc- brought up a design for the inkscape website which got a
few approval nods from various attending people:
I contacted the designer at the time and just heard back. So what we
have here is a psd of a single page that flows downwards. I expect it to
assume a standard set of css frameworks such as bootstrap or similar.
I also know that Hinerangi has some designs waiting in the wings for the
website and that we've stalled on moving more improvements in.
I'm interested in hearing wider feedback from the community since I've
been under the impression that the website's design has been fairly
serviceable. A replacement would be a fair amount of work and at the
moment I'm only committed to making sure the technical integration of
any proposed design goes ahead without any barriers.
What do you think we should do?
Best Regards, Martin Owens
Thanks so much for posting a screenshot of your design, I like it very
What I like about your design is:
* The colour theme, I've grown to like the white an black clean lines
* The non-scrolling, single page, makes it easier to do information
pages using the same
* The news and other information is closer to the top.
What I like about eshill's design is:
* The four horizontal images for each of the sections
* The cleaner download button, separate and large for the first page.
* The icons for the information sections (news, users etc)
But getting a responsive design would be really nice IMO. One of the
best advances for the site.
On Wed, 2016-02-24 at 17:51 +0000, Hinerangi Courtenay wrote:
> Oh, I wasn't aware of this new redesign – I had a few propositions
> going already, one which was posted to the mailing lists a little more
> than a year ago
> (https://www.dropbox.com/s/m2f988q3jqn2vbr/mockup-hp-2014-26-12_v0.1.png?dl=0), and a second which was being done directly in the HTML/CSS code (consulting with Martin directly).
> The second one was more of an evolution than a redesign, to make the
> existing site work responsively and bring it up to date with current
> aesthetics. I've attached a screenshot of the work-in-progress for
> reference, but obviously if the community prefers to push it in a new
> direction, that's cool too :)