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Re: Fw: Design of Debian web site

Thomas Apel wrote:

Nice job, Thomas!  I just had a look at your page and I, for
one, like it.  A lot.
> Hi!
> Leandro Guimarães Faria Corcete Dutra wrote:
> >
> >     Would you people shift this thread to debian-www?
> >
> I am sorry for starting this thread on the wrong list. I did not notice
> that there is a www related list. So please send replies to debian-www.
> Concerning the topic I think the most important thing about the Debian
> www site is its content. Besides this it should be fast-loading and easy
> to use with any browser.
> But I also think that a good design is a nice thing AND possible without
> loosing the above attributes. Good design does not necessarily mean
> frames, tons of graphics or java animations.
> Who is interested in what I think of might have a look at:
> http://www.koeln.netsurf.de/~thomas.apel/debian/index.html
> Although this is a pretty simple page compared to many other sites I
> could even imagine a more simple page without tables.
> Thomas
> -----
> For all on debian-www I inlude the original message:
> >
> > Hi!
> >
> > The last times I visited the Debian web site I had to realize that it
> > is not very impressing concerning design and structure. Especially in
> > design the sites of FreeBSD, The GNOME Project, KDE, Red Hat, etc.
> > have a lot more to offer.
> >
> > Of course web page design is not the most important thing about Debian
> > but as the web site is in most cases the first contact with Debian I
> > consider it important to have a professional, serious looking
> > appearance.
> >
> > Moreover I think the strucure could be improved. I think 16 items in
> > the main menu are too many and most of them would fit in a top level
> > category.
> >
> > To make it more clear what I mean: I think of home page with a
> > navigation bar on the left and a text column on the right. The
> > navigation bar should contain a maximum of about 6 top level
> > categories like About, News, Support, Development... each with its
> > second level categories. The text column could contain a brief
> > description of what Debian is, the latest news article or other
> > related stuff. And to make it perfect one could add a nice banner
> > containing the logo and the text "Debian GNU/Linux".
> >
> > All other pages could contain a smaller version of the banner and a
> > navigation bar on the top with only the top level categories. The
> > whole thing could be colored in white / red / dark blue like the logo.
> >
> > What do you think about this? I would be happy to hear your opinions.
> > If there is enough positive feedback I can create a rough prototype of
> > what I think of.
> >
> > Bye,
> > Thomas
> >
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