[Haskell-cafe] Re: Haskell.org re-design

Thomas Schilling nominolo at googlemail.com
Tue Apr 6 09:58:45 EDT 2010

Well, they make the wannabe-designer mistake of using justified text
in HTML, even worse, for columns just 3 words wide.

The overall layout, is pretty nice though.  It's essentially the
standard Web 2.0 layout (compare http://basecamphq.com/,
http://www.blinksale.com/, http://www.analysis-one.com/, etc.).  The
key design elements are (IMO):

  - Put the important stuff at the top and separate it visually from
the "other stuff".  The important things are:  (1) the quick summary
of Haskell, (2) the "Get Haskell" button, (3) link to "Learn Haskell"
/ "Try Haskell"

  - We may have a second row/column of secondary important stuff, like
community, project hosting, more implementations, the top learning
materials, etc. links to Haskell users

  - News, Events, etc. can go further down

I'm not particularly attached to any particulars of my suggested
design.  I just thought I'll try to encourage to move away much
further from the current wiki-like and somewhat dull design.

On 6 April 2010 10:36, Johan Tibell <johan.tibell at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 5:24 AM, Simon Michael <simon at joyful.com> wrote:
>> On 4/2/10 5:28 AM, Thomas Schilling wrote:
>>> How about something more colourful?
>>> http://i.imgur.com/7jCPq.png
> I really like the simplicity of the Cassandra page:
> http://cassandra.apache.org/
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