Subject: Re: Website design proposal
To: Gabor Nyeki <email@example.com>
From: Liam J. Foy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/14/2005 23:57:24
On 21:26, Fri 14 Oct 05, Gabor Nyeki wrote:
> On Fri, 14 Oct 2005, Jacek Kutzmann wrote:
> >I don't really know if someone thinks about replacing netbsd's website but
> >here is my proposal for netbsd site new design
> >Of course it may need some tuning, but in my opinion it gives more
> >proffesional look to the project.
> Although your design shows more unity than the present one, with the
> logo, and its colours, I'm having some problems with it. I think the
> current website is good because it isn't tring to achieve a look of the
> nowadays so popular, typical portal layouts. This is a very important
> thing. NetBSD.org is simplier than that, it is something else. Portal
> layout is one of my problems, and one of the reasons I never liked
> FreeBSD.org either. It has grown a real cliche.
> But I also think that the design elements of your proposal are too
> artificial. These orange and gray lines for the languages' and mirrors'
> lists, and for the headers of main menu sections are not bad ideas, but
> the implementation, in my opinion, is a bit poor. It lacks the vitality
> of NetBSD.org.
> Frankly, I wouldn't be happy with such replacements for the current
> NetBSD site.
I infact wouldn't really mind. I believe the current website isn't
really up to much. However, that's a matter of opinion.
If Jacek can make this good looking design(minus a few nits) still
look good in lynz, dillo etc - I'd be game on for the change =)
Liam J. Foy