RFC: Proposed new web site design
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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
> A mock up of that design is up now here:
> ...and the theming intended for all 'child' pages of the web site,
> starting with the Wiki:
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:
> 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,
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