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From Marshall Schor <...@schor.com>
Subject Re: Web Site Design -- Call for Feedback
Date Wed, 23 Jul 2008 15:35:29 GMT


Michael Baessler wrote:
> Crystal Glasgow wrote:
>> *Hello UIMA community!*
>>
>> My colleague and I have volunteered to work on improving the design of the
>> UIMA web site (and potentially the wiki).
>> He is a User Experience Engineer and I'm a Graphic Designer. Together, we
>> hope to design an enjoyable, informative,
>> and memorable experience for the UIMA community.
>>
>> We've had some initial discussions with Marshall Schor to get started, and
>> have come up so far with two potential
>> design directions. Those are posted on the uima wiki at
>> http://cwiki.apache.org/UIMA/web-site-design-call-for-feedback.
>> html, so that we can gather everyone's feedback, and make it even better.
>>
>> So please have a look! And tell us what you think, what you'd like to see,
>> what you'd like removed, why, and anything
>> else you want to add or change. We want to help to grow the Apache UIMA
>> community by creating a great user experience.
>>
>>
>> Sincerely,
>>
>>
>> Crystal and Roger
>>
> 
> Hi Crystal,
> 
> my favorite is also option 1 but in general I prefer navigation bars on the left not
on the top of
> the page. Not sure what others think about. I like to get an overview about the available
topics
> quickly similar to what we have currently.
> 
> A more general question for me is how do we build the new website? Will there be a build
process or
> do we use a special framework for that?

My guess is that the question of "How" will be up to us to figure out :-) I 
don't think that is Crystal's or Roger's area of expertise ...

My vote would be to see if we could use our existing framework, and just change 
the CSS a bit (I think this would work...).

-Marshall
> 
> -- Michael
> 
> 

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