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Re: Proposal for new layout of the GNUstep website now online

From: Lars Sonchocky-Helldorf
Subject: Re: Proposal for new layout of the GNUstep website now online
Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2002 20:43:58 +0200

Am Mittwoch den, 9. Oktober 2002, um 18:39, schrieb Jeff Teunissen:

Lars Sonchocky-Helldorf wrote:

As I wrote on 09/23/2002, I sat down and made a proposal for a new
layout of the GNUstep website.
It is now online here:


some word thereto:

I tried to make the GNUstep side look a little more friendly and relaxed (brighter colors, more space) while keeping the professional approach. I
hope I succeeded.

I think it looks less useful than the old design. It's not
straightforward, you have to search through the whole page to find
anything you want, and there is a _ton_ of dead space.

Content is king: the rest is just window-dressing. A good design is easy
to ignore -- this one, isn't. The best design is the one you don't even
notice, because it's natural.

Well, this is just the homepage of the website, the subpages would of course look more compact while not breaking with the general style (fonts colors etc.).

To my understanding a homepage acts as the shopwindow acts to a store. You would not put all the stuff you have into your shopwindow and you would arrange the items neatly because the purpose of a shopwindow is to attract consumers. You just give an overview of all the stuff you have. The same way act the little boxes in my layout: they are teaser for the pages to follow.

But it is of course not all wrong what you and the others said. The design will go through an overhaul the next days and I try to bring all the advice "under one hat" as they say in Germany.

more to come soon...

greetings, Lars

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