xml-general mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From "Richardella, Anthony" <Anthony_Richarde...@sra.com>
Subject RE: Forrest Layout version 1.3
Date Sat, 29 Dec 2001 17:10:35 GMT
Just my own personal preference, but on the main page I'd put the software
listing on the left and the news on the right. Some piece of software is
likely to be what the user is looking for and that's the first place they'll
look. If they want to see what's new they can read the rest of the page. I
like the graphics, simple but slick.

Anthony

-----Original Message-----
From: Stefano Mazzocchi [mailto:stefano@apache.org]
Sent: Saturday, December 29, 2001 10:07 AM
To: Apache XML
Subject: Forrest Layout version 1.3


Hi people,

I spent some time on the forrest layout and reached a layout that
appears promising.

The goals were:

1) visual coherence

2) simplicity

3) density of information, but without sacrificing readability

4) gives a proper graphical identity to the site

5) modular and extensible

6) impose the least possible limits to the nesting of the information

7) highly resizable (readable on 640x480)

8) color-blind friendly (luminance is associated with information, not
crominance)

9) fast to download and to render (reduce graphics to the bare minimum)

10) high contract on content sections (black/white)

11) intuitive navigation up to the very last nesting level

12) media-specific formats (single-page|paginated|print-friendly)

13) made for newbies

You find the screenshots at 

 http://www.apache.org/~stefano/forrest/1.3/

where

 home.gif ----> the site home page
 page.gif ----> a paginated page very deep in the nesting hierarchy

NOTE: the work is far from being done. there are a number of things that
are yet to do and I think the homepage still needs lots of work on the
software presentation area since I don't like the fact that crosses the
'fold' of the page (means that you have to scroll to see all the
sofware).

Comments and suggestions will be very welcome.

Ciao.

-- 
Stefano Mazzocchi      One must still have chaos in oneself to be
                          able to give birth to a dancing star.
<stefano@apache.org>                             Friedrich Nietzsche
--------------------------------------------------------------------


---------------------------------------------------------------------
In case of troubles, e-mail:     webmaster@xml.apache.org
To unsubscribe, e-mail:          general-unsubscribe@xml.apache.org
For additional commands, e-mail: general-help@xml.apache.org

---------------------------------------------------------------------
In case of troubles, e-mail:     webmaster@xml.apache.org
To unsubscribe, e-mail:          general-unsubscribe@xml.apache.org
For additional commands, e-mail: general-help@xml.apache.org


Mime
View raw message