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From Justin Ross <jr...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Toward a new Qpid website
Date Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:28:22 GMT
Okay, I'll check out the different font option and give you something
to evaluate.  I prefer news cycle in your two examples, but this gets
subjective fast!  Maybe I can find a third option that we'll both
like.

As to page width, I can widen it a little, but I do have two design
goals I'd like to consider preserving: First, the current design fits
in one half of a 1920x1080 display, which is to say it is less than
960 pixels wide, including the scrollbar.  I use the linux/windows
feature of attaching windows to the right or left side a lot, so this
is pleasant for me. Second, the mobile use case: I'd like to keep the
site usable from a phone or tablet, and adding width doesn't help
there.

I'm personally not a big fan of the links-on-the side approach, but of
course I can see why it's convenient.  All I'll say is that it's nice
(for me) to get more stuff out of view and focus on a given page's
content.

Thanks!
Justin

On Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 10:58 AM, Darryl L. Pierce <dpierce@redhat.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 04, 2013 at 05:59:50PM -0500, Justin Ross wrote:
>> http://people.apache.org/~jross/transom/output/
>>
>> Hi, folks.  This is the first public draft of the new site I've been
>> working on.  I'd appreciate your attention and comments.  I'll be
>> incorporating your feedback and producing new drafts on a weekly basis
>> until it's time for release, perhaps when 0.22 is ready.
>>
>> The site should look like the images below:
>>
>> http://people.apache.org/~jross/transom/transom-1.png
>> http://people.apache.org/~jross/transom/transom-2.png
>>
>> If it doesn't, please send me a screenshot of what you get and some
>> details about your platform.
>>
>> I have some more to say about the general information design, but I'll
>> save that for a subsequent mail.
>
> Here are the two screen captures I did on my system: the first [1] is
> the default, rendered in Firefox on Fedora 18, while the second [2] is
> using Arial 12pt on the same. I find the Arial 12pt more appealing to
> read.
>
> Also, since most systems these days have screens with >= 1280px wide
> displays, can we adjust the width of the webpage accordingly? There's a
> lot of empty gutter space on either side that feels wasted. Even if we
> constrain the main content to a region, say, 1000px wide (to
> accomodating people on older displays) we could still have some common
> links or a table on the right that's 280px.
>
> [1] http://mcpierce.fedorapeople.org/news-cycle-14pt.png
> [2] http://mcpierce.fedorapeople.org/arial-12pt.png
>
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