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Re: New logo and website design proposal

From: Amirouche Boubekki
Subject: Re: New logo and website design proposal
Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2015 11:47:30 +0200
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Le 2015-09-17 16:59, Luis Felipe López Acevedo a écrit :
On 2015-09-16 03:19, Alex Sassmannshausen wrote:

Like Chris, I love the demographically agnostic, yet incredibly inviting
drawings.  I also love the overall crisp and modern feel to the whole
site including the proposed new logos.

Fantastic :-)

+1, I really like the design, I find it well done and welcoming except the

I also read on IRC that someone said the drawings were childish.

Some one corrected me. What I mean is that it doesn't look **serious** enough in the sens that the drawings would fit way better a tutorial about Guile that targets children. And I think, it's better to save those drawings that and come with other
illustrations/photos that are more explicit about each topic.

There should be a better place between "corporate/megacorp", "chilren friendly", "academics" and "startup" designs. Maybe if the toons had a gnu/friendly monster/robot face instead of human faces it will look less "primary school". Like I said
the drawing, I'm wondering whether it's for the correct audience.

Some comments on other webites:

-,, and look to too impersonnal/dull

- ruby-lang is simple and impersonnal but I think the logo makes it work great

- is really well made

- nice, not too dull

Really the design is really well made, no problem with that, I just want to be sure that we won't disappoint the main audience and attract a lot of newsbies which i think
we are not ready for.

If I can vote, I will +0.

I other comments, I think that:

- The header menu should use the same ordering as the guix header menu

- It should have bulllet points (!) something like
  This kind of standard a lot of people do that in their README

- It should have a code snippet

Last but not least, the website is focusing on explaining that Guile is an **extension** language. I don't use it as such and neither do many other,
"it a general programming language with appealing embedding features".

Most people looking for language look for a language to program their car/house, website, make REST apis, build games, script their system and some to extend their software to provide multiple extension language with the same API. This is a really massive feature of Guile and a deserve a full block, but other aspects of the Guile must
appear in the page. I think it is bad rep to call it "script" language.

I think it's written nowhere that it's a scheme language following srfi and RNRS specifications. Honestly it was an another argument for me to start using Guile, instead of Racket.

I understand. But I hope that the "Applications using guile" section
will erase any wrong impressions that some people may get after seeing
the illustrations.

This design IMO target better young people, I am not sure that's the image
Guile wants to show at first glance.

Hope this helps,


P. S.: Nala Ginrut, I put your two cents in my pocket, thanks :)

Luis Felipe López Acevedo writes:

Hello list,

As part of the Guile project I imagine, I'd like to propose these visual
modifications for the logo and the website.


Website mockup (some rough sketches here)

My intention with this proposal is, hopefully, to modernize the image of
the project a bit and make it more attractive to potential users.

Your comments are very welcomed,

Amirouche ~ amz3 ~

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