Translations with Launchpad

The new translation system has been successfully implemented. Anyone can now
start using Launchpad Translations to help translate the “get GNU/Linux!” website.

I’ve requested the language files in .po gettext format from Olivier Cleynen. Until he sends me the these files the website will only be available in English.

I’m also working on improving the layout of the website (preview). I’m applying some new styles with the use of CSS3. These include web fonts, rounded corners, transition effects and drop shadows. I’ve started working on the headers and on the navigation bar. And because I’m deeply in love with the navigation bar of the new gnome.org website, I’ll probably use that design for the new navigation bar. One major improvement in the headers is that the title text “get GNU/Linux!” – originally part of the blue header image – is now actual text so that the title can be translated as well.

2 thoughts on “Translations with Launchpad”

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    1. Hi Jeffrey, thanks for your comment! I’m glad to hear you find the website useful. Actually I’m hosting the website myself on a small dedicated server running Ubuntu Server Edition. Nothing professional really and the specs aren’t impressive (not to mention the slow connection). The thing is, I don’t have the money to pay for professional hosting yet.

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      Also this afternoon around 14.00 UTC+1 (~2 hours before your post) I conducted a series of performance tests on the web server using Apache JMeter. With these tests I simulated high server load in order to measure the server’s maximum throughput (I’ve been curious about the server’s performance for quite some time now). But if you happened to visit the website around this time, than this very well could have caused the poor server response you experienced.

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