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From Noah Slater <nsla...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Website redesign
Date Mon, 12 Jul 2010 10:33:31 GMT
Nope.

On 12 Jul 2010, at 11:27, Jan Lehnardt wrote:

> Anyone objects if I revert to the old layout until the new one
> is ready?
> 
> Cheers
> Jan
> --
> 
> On 12 Jul 2010, at 06:55, Benoit Chesneau wrote:
> 
>> Hi,
>> 
>> Looking at this new design today, and I'm really not a fan. Here are
>> some points I want to highlight:
>> 
>> - The first thing I could say is that I don't know i'm on a site
>> speaking about a database before reading the text. And the font chosen
>> (or the background color ?) doesn't help to read it. We shoud enhance
>> the message we want to giv.
>> 
>> - The layout doesn't give me the idea to go further in website
>> exploration. I've a long overview without main points, Getting Started
>> is at the bottom, no use case in the frontpage, ...
>> 
>> - Main menu doesn't reflect what a user or a developer is looking.
>> compare to the cassandra website for example. What I want as a user is
>> to know how to get started, as a developer , how to contribute...
>> Screenshots are not a sale point for a database. The website of an
>> opensource projects should give in my opinion fast entries to each
>> point of interest. I would like to have :
>> 
>> - Download
>> - Getting Started
>> - Wiki/Documentation
>> - Deploy
>> - Contribute
>> - News
>> 
>> - We should have a blog on the website. The posts on couch.io are
>> nice, but for a neutral and community point of view, I would want to
>> seem some news features announcement done on the opensource couchdb
>> project too or on the mailing list.
>> 
>> - irc access: where is it ?
>> 
>> Subjective point: the current graphic design looks so old. I really
>> would like something more modern, insisting on typography and such.
>> Maybe we could use some tools like http://960.gs/ to build a good site
>> layout. etc. Maybe we could relaunch a second graphic contest with
>> votes from the community ? (I don't really like the blue version too,
>> for reason I exposed and were ignored).
>> 
>> Hope this post could help to improve the new design.
>> 
>> - benoit
> 


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