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From Jan Lehnardt <>
Subject Re: Website redesign
Date Mon, 12 Jul 2010 10:27:55 GMT
Anyone objects if I revert to the old layout until the new one
is ready?


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 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 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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