RFC: Proposed new web site design
thunderbird2k at gmx.net
Tue Nov 25 02:23:16 CST 2008
The look of the website has improved a lot and it feels a lot more modern. Personally I don't like the front page much. I find it a bit empty. I would like to see what Wine is. I would suggest to look at http://www.go-mono.com the website of the Mono project. On their website your directly see on a banner what Mono is and a list with important features is shown in a column on the left. I think Wine's main features could be shown in a similar way. Sure you could have an information page but I think doing what the Mono guys did is enough for 90% of the people. News could be shown in a similar way. I'm not saying we should clone their website but personally I don't like the 'openoffice.org'-like design much.
> 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
> 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.
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