[Haskell-cafe] Haskell.org re-design

Christopher Done chrisdone at googlemail.com
Mon Mar 29 19:44:23 EDT 2010

On 29 March 2010 21:51, Sebastiaan Visser <sfvisser at cs.uu.nl> wrote:
> Nice work, definitely beats the current version!
> A few remarks:
>  - Please throw in a bit more color somehow. Like said before, this shade of gray is a bit depressive.
>  - The "more" links are far to prominent. These links are not that important and form a very distractive part of the design. Maybe you can right-align them and make them less button-like.
>  - I would recommend to use a bit more conservative font for the headers and the headlines. Why not stick with Helvetica, Gill Sans or Myriad Pro?
>  - Don't use a bold font-face in running text.
>  - Align the bottom of the tabs headers with the content frame?
>  - Maybe you can make the right column less wide, making is more easy to focus on the main content?
> These remarks might help to make the overall appearance a bit less heavy. Your design is quite lean and quiet, which is good, but some of the details make it a bit messy.

Useful tips, easy to change, thanks. I agree with all the points. I
will update the concept pic in the morning. I'm already building the
wikimedia skin now. I feel it's a good idea to get something real
built that talks to the real database and can be clicked and browsed.
Otherwise it will remain just an idea for a long time going through
tweaks and watershedding.

Regarding other colours, please help me. Here is the SVG of the site:


If you can suggest one extra contrasting but complementing colour,
that would be great.

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