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Site design

Page history last edited by beka@... 15 years, 7 months ago


Our site is up and running, but it's in beta.  Here's where we'll track suggestions for how to improve it



Suggestion Suggested By Task Assigned To Staus: and Notes
change the text regarding the voicemail system and say that this feature isn’t up and running yet Andy Carvin Allison Completed

Badges on the main website.  Could include on the "How to Participate" page, or could add top-level navigation called "Spread the Word". 


I'd recommend separating the two out, so "How To Participate" ONLY includes info on how to submit reports (the 4 options, plus all the deets about additional hashtags. And the training video embed.


Then "Spread the Word" includes 1) sample email text to send to friends/lists/etc abt TVR, 2) Flyer to download and distribute, 3) badges/graphics to grab and repost.


How to Participate 

  • 4 options on how to participate (twitter, SMS, phone, iPhone app)
  • hashtag instructions
  • toolkit link
  • instructional video embed

Spread the Word 
  • Sample email to send to friends/lists/etc about TVR
  • Flyer to download and distribute
  • Badges/graphics to grab and repost


Beka Economopoulos, Sanford +2    
In "how to participate" sidebar box and page, add link to wiki for new collaborators Matt Coop.    

Add following text to center column of homepage, above the twitter feed:


Options for submitting a report:
1)  Send a "tweet" to Twitter.com, be sure to include the code #votereport somewhere in your message so we can find it.
2)  Send a text message that begins with #votereport to 66937 (MOZES)
3)  Call to (567) 258-8683 (258-VOTE) to submit a report by touch tone keypad and a recorded message
4)  Download the Twitter Vote Report iPhone application   (note: need to hyperlink "download")

Beka Economopoulos, Billy Gray, Dave Troy, Sanford    




Deanna Zandt, deanna AT deannazandt.com; AIM: deannazandt

Noel Hidalgo, noel AT noneck.org (this is also for AIM, gChat)

Jennifer Daniel, jenniferxdaniel AT gmail.com



Old Stuff

Everything from here down has been implemented, but we're leaving it posted in case it's useful later.






Illustrator CS3:


PNG for the AI file: twitter_logo.png


For twitter icon usage


SAMPLE: Don't use, this is how it will look in your feed:


JPG (Use this one)


Alternative Twitter icon:


Illustrator CS3:



For iPhone app





Illustrator CS3:




the stencils below can be used to make a bleached t-shirts. watch this video.

use this stencil.



200 pixel graphic for ya'lls blogs.




Promotional logos

  • Website / Blog promotional icon (something for bloggers, sponsors, etc)
    • 120x60:


    • 125x125:


    • 150x200 (BlogAd standard size):


    • 300x250 (Billboard size)


    • 468x60 (Small banner size)


    • 728x90 (Leaderboard size)


    • 160x600 (Skyscraper size)




  • Twitter Icon (something akin to color wars)
  • Stencile for tshirts
  • sticker sheet with URL


Site Architecture

A quick map of the minimal content we're going to display on the site






  • Home page, version 1
    • A note on the architecture: the nav needed simplifying, so I moved a couple of items (news, partners) to be in the sidebars only.
    • I took a screenshot of Twitter's election page for the main content; this can be tweaked if need be
  • Home page, version 1b
    • With logo v.2f, and new color scheme




  • I'm thinking that this should be a little WordPress site so that people can update it as needed, and that we will use embeds to display the actual data. Thoughts on this?

Comments (8)

Matt Cooperrider said

at 12:24 am on Oct 22, 2008

I love this! Can we just use that logo on the wiki front page right now?

beka@... said

at 1:04 am on Oct 22, 2008

y'all know what the final url will be?

Billy Gray said

at 10:10 am on Oct 23, 2008

Version 1b is a great improvement over the original. I heard Wordpress thrown around on the list quite a bit, does this really require that? We can easily use HAML templates to implement this look and pump the data in from the Rails app.

Deanna Zandt said

at 2:37 pm on Oct 23, 2008

thanks Billy! I'm totally open as to what you wanna do for the CMS. I just wanted something that was easy for users to update, and I already know how to theme WP quickly, so that's why I ended up there. But if the Rails app will have an easy way for non-tech folk to update the site's static-y content, I can whip this into HTML/CSS and pass off to you, too...

Tracy Viselli said

at 9:55 pm on Oct 23, 2008

A blog badge would help TVR go viral.

Deanna Zandt said

at 8:31 am on Oct 24, 2008

good idea Tracy-- i'll get on them this weekend.

Matt Cooperrider said

at 12:31 pm on Oct 24, 2008

Is the idea to use the icons above for our own twitter accounts? I just logged into out twitter.com/votereport account, and we've got a cool logo there. It's the twitter bird with "votereport" written over it. Who designed that?

Nancy Scola said

at 4:55 pm on Oct 25, 2008

Matt -- I slapped together that birdie icon on the @votereport Twitter account and I've added it above.

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