RFC: Proposed new web site design

John Klehm xixsimplicityxix at gmail.com
Mon Nov 24 16:25:19 CST 2008

On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 3:39 PM, Jeremy White <jwhite at codeweavers.com> wrote:
> At Wineconf, we made the decision to change the entry page to the Wine
> web site.  The hope was to simplify and stream line it, and to put in
> place the infrastructure to start moving more content to the Wiki.
> Jeremy Newman and Jon Parshall have put a lot of time and energy into a
> proposed new design, following what we took away from the meetings at
> Wineconf.
> A mock up of that design is up now here:
>  http://wine.codeweavers.com/winehq_new/
> ...and the theming intended for all 'child' pages of the web site,
> starting with the Wiki:
>  http://wine.codeweavers.com/winehq_new/wiki.html

Awesome great work guys! Love it for the most part.

Just one nit:  I hate secondary scroll bars (the scroll bar for the
news).  I can live with it of course, just wouldn't be there in my

But really looks great overall.

> Beyond the normal controversy that any new design sparks there is one
> major potential controversial change.
> That is, I am asking for prime placement on the download page on behalf
> of CodeWeavers instead of the (stale and ugly, sorry) banner ads we used
> in the past.  You can see our current concept around that positioning here:
>  http://wine.codeweavers.com/winehq_new/download.html
> I hope that the general community sees that as a reasonable exchange for
> all of the work we put into Wine and hosting the Wine server, and a vast
> improvement over the banner ads.

Seems reasonable to me.

Awesome effort on the design,
--John Klehm

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