Re: [Gimp-web] Check

Okay, I think we've pretty much discussed ideas about the social links
enough, so I'm moving to the Bugzilla :)
On Tue, 2015-11-17 at 20:10 +0000, Pat David wrote:

On Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 5:52 PM Andrew Toskin <andrew tosk in> wrote:

Sorry for the delay. Turns out support for URL parameters (as
opposed to heavy JavaScript widgets) is a little asymmetrical among
the different social media platforms, but I'm figuring it out. I've
got Google+ done, and I'm looking into the Twitter API.

I notice the live site at doesn't yet have any
social media *icons*. Have we decided yet where we'd like to put
those links? I would imagine somewhere in the site footer. But
there's also a dedicated "Contacting Us" page, so it might also
make sense to put it there, although it would also make the social
links less prominent. I could just give you the code snippets and
let you figure it out, or I could attach git patches directly to
Bugzilla this time.

I was also thinking in the footer.  At least as simple links to our
presence on those platforms (google+, twitter).  I can handle those
types of links without a problem (simple links).

While I'm at it, I can take a look at any other social media
platforms that we feel like supporting. Platforms where GIMP
maintains a profile and posts updates will need links for
subscribing/following, while for other platforms we might only have
a "share this page" button at the bottom of blog posts and
tutorials. So which ones do we want to do?

What I'm thinking right now is two main approaches that will
hopefully work together:

1. Links to our presence on other social platforms for people to
follow/etc.  I am fine (and would prefer) sending people off-site to
our profile on those other networks with static links to minimize
invasive tracking from them.

2. Easy sharing of content from the website on social networks. 
Blog/news posts should have the requisite "share this" links
available for easy sharing.  I'm not sure that it makes sense to put
these types of links on all the pages in the site.  News posts would
be a good candidate for this, and possibly high-value/traffic pages
like "Downloads".


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