RFC: Proposed new web site design
cesar at ecuarock.net
Mon Nov 24 18:17:58 CST 2008
2008/11/24 Jeremy White <jwhite at codeweavers.com>:
> 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:
> 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.
> At any rate, comments and feedback are welcome.
> And in a vain attempt to prevent all the flames from scorching Jon and
> Jeremy, I'd like to officially state how much I appreciate their efforts.
I think the frontpage should have some short wine description like the
current site does. Maybe something like:
Wine lets you:
* Install and run unmodified MS Windows programs in Linux and other platforms.
* Develop MS Windows applications under other operating systems.
* You don't even need a MS Windows license to do so.
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