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

Thomas Schilling nominolo at googlemail.com
Tue Apr 6 21:22:33 EDT 2010

Ok, last revision for tonight:  http://i.imgur.com/d3ARq.png

I fixed the link-box hanging over and I made the logo a bit bigger
(60px, like currently on the Wiki)

Ivan, yes it's more like Slate Grey, no idea what it's called.  I have
set a maximum width on purpose so that it doesn't degrade too badly on
big screens.  It was 50em (50 x font size), now it's 55em;  For
one-column text 40em would be better (too long lines are hard to
read), but since it's a two-column layout, it's fine if it's wider.
I've seen a website that fluidly switches between 2 and 3-column
layout depending on how wide the window is (using CSS only) but I
suppose that's hard to get to work portably (well, IE).

On 7 April 2010 01:57, Gregory Crosswhite <gcross at phys.washington.edu> wrote:
> Nice!  Is there any way you can enlarge the bottom section so that the box in the top-right doesn't look like it is hanging over the side (i.e., having whitespace directly below it and to the right of the main text)?  If anything, I think that it would look better for the bottom text to extend further right than the box at the top than vice versa.
> Cheers,
> Greg
> On Apr 6, 2010, at 5:49 PM, Thomas Schilling wrote:
>> Ok, based on both your and Ivan's comments I modified a bit more.
>> http://i.imgur.com/cumLj.png
>> Making the top columns and the lower columns the same width looks bad,
>> but I agree that the large margin between the blurb and the
>> Documentation headline was too large.
>> After I changed that, however, the Documentation section and the News
>> sections did not line up anymore which looked even worse when the news
>> section had a different background colour.  So instead the background
>> colour is used for the quicklinks.  Removing any use of a background
>> colour would makes things too boring, though.
>> I also swapped the heading colour and the title bar colour.  So
>> headings are now a very dark blue.
>> The italic things in the blurb are actually not links (though they
>> could be).  Without any styling the blurb would look too boring, so
>> I'm using the same blue that the title bar uses.
>> On 7 April 2010 01:25, Gregory Crosswhite <gcross at phys.washington.edu> wrote:
>>> I concur that the latest version with the softer colors looks a lot nicer, and I approve of the overall design.  I think that you should go back to using a change in the foreground color rather than the background color for the links in the main description, since at the moment it looks ugly.  I also think that it would look better if you could align the two columns in the top (i.e., the description text and the major links above the "News and Events" section) so that they align better with the two columns below;  you could probably also have the description text creep into the left margin so that it isn't exactly centered over the left column below, if that would look better.
>>> Cheers,
>>> Greg
>>> On Apr 6, 2010, at 5:16 PM, Ivan Miljenovic wrote:
>>>> On 7 April 2010 10:02, Thomas Schilling <nominolo at googlemail.com> wrote:
>>>>> On 7 April 2010 00:57, Ivan Miljenovic <ivan.miljenovic at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>> OK, I dislike the colour scheme.  Happy now? ;-)
>>>>> That's still not constructive.  I.e, is it the black, the gray, the orange?
>>>> OK, it's the black; it seems a tad too strong for me (the fact that
>>>> you have a black theme for your browser probably doesn't help).
>>>>> Using more intense colours for the bar at the top becomes distracting very quickly.
>>>> How about a more neutral, paler colour?
>>>>> Anyway, here's something with a bit more colour:  http://i.imgur.com/LpQmH.png
>>>> Apart from the black up the top still, I think this is nicer.
>>>> However, maybe the links in the description text up the top are a bit
>>>> too obvious...
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