DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2008-05
Re: New site design
Justin C. Sherrill wrote:
When I first load the page, the red dragonfly logo immediately catches
my attention, while I have to make an effort to see the download button,
which is dark and blue, like the rest of the page, and doesn't stand out.
James Frazer put together a nice site redesign based on some discussion we
had here before. He sent me a copy of it all, and I'm only now catching
up enough to show it:
I'm happy with the layout and content; I'm looking for further suggestions
for tweaks. If there's no show-stopping objections, I'd like to move the
dragonflybsd.org site to this.
The page is all in one colour - dark blue, which isn't as nice as the
old two-colour green+something theme. My opinion is the page lacks
colour and the chosen shade of blue is too dark - it lacks life overall.
The menu on the left-hand side isn't separated visually so it looks like
a strange floating right-justified text, and it is unclear whether it
has a relation to the text on the right of it or not.
The links with texts 'Docs & Wiki' and 'Mail & Lists' have the potential
to confuse visitors, as they make the meaning of the link more uncertain
- is it docs or is it the wiki I'm going to if I click that link?
I'd rename 'Mail & Lists' to Mailing Lists, and possibly rename 'Docs &
Wiki' to Documentation. By the way, man pages are really documentation
As the menu is now much shorter I would consider the idea of moving it
to the top of the page.
Seeing the initial design of the site would be nice for comparison purposes.