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From william cinnebar <merz.onl...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Website redesign
Date Mon, 03 Aug 2009 05:29:10 GMT
my vote is for christopher lenz designs or other non generic styles


On Mon, Aug 3, 2009 at 1:56 PM, Chris Anderson <jchris@apache.org> wrote:

> On Sun, Aug 2, 2009 at 6:13 PM, Noah Slater<nslater@apache.org> wrote:
> > Hey,
> >
> > I am extremely grateful to Christopher Lenz for designing the first
> version of
> > our official Apache site. However, I think it might be the time for a new
> > design. There have been a number of other document databases pop up in
> the last
> > year, and we would do well to keep our image modern and fresh.
> >
> > Some of my initial thoughts:
> >
> >  * The header graphic could make the project name much bigger.
> >
> >  * The header graphic could include the phrase "Time to relax" as a
> slogan.
> >
> >  * I'm not happy with the content hugging the left side and an empty
> right
> >    gutter. I would prefer a central column with a width between 40 and 50
> em
> >    and a margin set to auto. Something generally like
> http://miscoranda.com/
> >    would be nice, but a bit thinner.
> >
> >  * The font would probably look better in Georgia and being about 1em.
>
> A man after my own heart!
>
> >
> >  * Something a bit more like http://books.couchdb.org/relax/ would be
> ideal.
>
> Heh. I've been thinking a move in the opposite direction (more
> pictographic, not less) could tell the story well. The obvious
> role-model in this dept is http://rubyonrails.org/
>
> But that said, I'm open minded and would be happy to see any potential
> designs.
>
> >
> > Of course, I could just come up with my own design and see what people
> thought,
> > but I'm a little too busy, and thought it might be fun throwing this wide
> open
> > to suggestions from the community. We might have some skilled designers!
> >
> > Best,
> >
> > --
> > Noah Slater, http://tumbolia.org/nslater
> >
>
>
>
> --
> Chris Anderson
> http://jchrisa.net
> http://couch.io
>

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