I've no idea if I can attach PNGs here, but here goes. Find attached one proposed design. Only Inkscape atm, but I should be able to convert to HTML with little fuss. A few notes:
* I threw away the font currently being used (I think it's Myriad, which to me doesn't say "relaxation", and which I don't happen to have anyway). Instead I went with http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/Candela , which I really think fits. It says "informal" without looking rebellious, and has a definite lounge-y "don't get off your feet" feel. As a bonus it's free and will allow no-fuss @font-face use.
* I got rid of the green. To keep things dead simple I switched to the exact complement of the main red -- a cyan.
* The wording needs work and is partly placeholder, but hopefully I've cut out the diving into terminology without it being (too) patronising.
* it's a bit messy atm.
* I'm not really sure about those cushions I hacked up. The idea might be alright, but the curveyness and gradients totally conflict with the CouchDB logo.
* other points to make, I think, but I'm going to eat now.
Let me know if
Please take a look at these designs:
On 13 Apr 2010, at 13:54, James Fisher wrote:
> Certainly will do. I'm doing some rough sketches now; might get something
> up in the next couple of days.
I think we all agreed at the time that this was a good way forward for the site.
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He was doing most of the work on this last time!