RFC: Proposed new web site design

Roderick Colenbrander thunderbird2k at gmx.net
Tue Nov 25 04:01:15 CST 2008

The Wine design would focus more on users. The 'banner' would be about running your Windows programs on Linux/FreeBSD/Mac and would mention office apps, games and so on. The highlights would show features e.g. support for Win3.1-XP, DirectX capability and so on.


> Roderick Colenbrander wrote:
> > 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.
> > 
> > Roderick
> Hi Roderick,
> I consider the Mono example developer-oriented page. There is too much 
> irrelevant information packed on one page for usual user or tester.
> As Wine is targeting broader audience than developers, I think the 
> Jeremy's mockup is much more to the point.
> Cheers
> Hark

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