KDevelop website (Was Fwd: Sponsoring Kdevelop)

Andreas Pakulat apaku at gmx.de
Sat Jun 7 20:59:17 UTC 2008

On 07.06.08 13:10:01, Aleix wrote:
> On 6/7/08, Amilcar do Carmo Lucas <webmaster at kdevelop.org> wrote:
> > On Saturday 07 June 2008 11:40:20 Manuel Breugelmans wrote:
> >  > This is not
> >  > critical information from a user standpoint, and accessible from the left
> >  > anyway.
> >
> > It's just interesting to see the changelogs and other dynamic information
> >  about the project.
> >  Some of the info is only accessible from there and not from the left menu.
> Is it? I think we should put on the front page only the things the new
> user is looking for. If someone wants more information we can provide
> it somewhere else.

+1 Statistics belong to the statistics page, the front should have
navigation, news and a short abstract about what KDevelop is, this can
include a link to the picture area actually.

> >  > b) Introduce whitespace left & right such as on www.kde.org,
> >  > www.koffice.org etc
> >
> > Do not like the idea. It's a question of taste on this one, and unless tons of
> >  people ask me to (and patch the .css file) I will not do it.
> No, it is not a matter of taste, we are part of KDE and we should
> provide the same look&feel as the whole KDE.

That we are part of the KDE community doesn't mean we have to copy
everything from the kde.org servers. We can maintain our own identity
and theme IMHO. And if anybody goes to change the kdevelop.org website
to use the same broken fixed-width style as techbase or websvn use, I'm
not going to touch that page ever again.

> I don't like these
> margins either, but I think that unification is more important than
> that. Maybe you can discuss this with them.

Having said the above, a bit more whitespace on the webpage might indeed
be not so bad. Sometimes whitespace is good, stuffing too much
information into a given amount of screen space isn't a good idea. If we
remove the right sidebar and move those #visitors, #useronline and
logo's to the bottom of the page we'd instantly have quite more white
space to spread around.


You'll wish that you had done some of the hard things when they were easier
to do.

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