Re: new front page, take 1
On Sun, Dec 30, 2001 at 10:54:14PM +0100, Peter Karlsson wrote:
> I never really liked the /devel layout, so I can't say I dig this:
> 1. It's messy; different sized (width, height) boxes, with different amount
> of text.
AFAICT the differences in size are rather small. I looked at it in links
80x25 and mozilla 800x600. Can you make a snapshot so I can see if the
picture we're seeing is too different?
> 2. It's bad coding; it is using <table> for layout, the headings (like "What
> is Debian") is not a <h> tag, which disables Opera's heading-navigation
WRT <table> -- it's the same old argument... :)
I thought I couldn't make those things <h> and Helvetica at the same time,
so I didn't try. Are you saying it's possible?
> 3. There's too many different colours (white on blue on red, yellow on black
> on light-blue, black on white on light-blue, etc.)
Another old argument.
Though I can't say much about the red parts at the top -- I just left those
intact, and worked on index.wml.
> 4. There's no good reading order (should I go top-down or left-right)?
Left to right. How do you read all other web pages? If anything, _this_ can
> 5. It's multi-column. I size my browser to fit as much text on a line as I
> can read.
It's a matter of space. If I made it all into a normal page, the whole page
would have been long and there would be many paragraphs with one-line
sentences. This would undoubtedly annoy many vgreps out there.
Pages that have >= 3 columns and too much contrast (a bad imitation of
newspapers) also annoy many vgreps out there -- that's why I used just
two of them. Two doesn't seem to be excessive to me, even in links(1) which
narrows the page.
> But it's good that you throw some ideas around.
 visual grep
 including mine, ugh
2. That which causes joy or happiness.