A modern typo3.org gets closer

Categories: Community created by Stefan Busemann
We are getting closer to a modern version of typo3.org. The next big step forward is the upcoming launch of new.typo3.org.

We are getting closer to a modern version of typo3.org. The next big step forward is the upcoming launch of https://new.typo3.org. This temporary domain will work alongside www.typo3.org for a few months, so we can collect feedback and continue finalizing the final few issues and content tasks.

This relaunch project (based entirely on voluntary work) has now been running for 15 months. So what have we achieved so far?

  • We attracted new contributors to the project and built up a new team from scratch
  • We introduced a stable workflow with gitlab, resulting in a modern, distributed workflow.
  • A modern foundation: We created a central layout extension / framework to deliver the same design across multiple sites
  • We successfully launched two subsites in the new design: extensions.typo3.org and get.typo3.org

Let’s take a step back and think about what do we want to achieve with typo3.org?
In our first sprint, we took the 2015 Marketing Team’s concept and outlined 5 goals to tackle

  • Provide easy and fast access to information for TYPO3 users
  • Be the central information hub for our community
  • Increase the number of TYPO3 users, community members, contributors and Association members
  • Represent TYPO3 in a modern and professional way
  • Be friendly, just like the community

Let’s take a quick look at the main features:

  • We are finally responsive! And have created a bunch of elements including a teaser box, anchor link box, stage images, slider and more
  • We now work with an up to date environment based on TYPO3 8 LTS
  • We have removed or reworked outdated content (still in progress)
  • We integrated a grid container system (gridelements) which provides flexible layout options for editors
  • We integrated a centralized comments platform (https://talk.typo3.org)

We are happy about any feedback. Also, if you are interessted, get in touch with the t3o-team.