Kdevelop.org design

Evgeniy Ivanov powerfox at kde.ru
Sat Jun 7 12:59:20 UTC 2008

Desided to answer in a seporate thread.
Here is what I suggest to change in the new usermode, see a screenshot 
in attachment.
Navigation part still can be decreased (~10px) if headers (General, 
Documentation, etc) was centered.
Also country flags icons look poor. Don't no why, but I dislike its style.

Amilcar do Carmo Lucas wrote:
> On Wednesday 04 June 2008 19:19:15 Aleix wrote:
>>> Why do we take the money at all? They're offering something that I think
>>>  might be more worthwhile as a start: A new design for our projects
>>>  website.
> I'm sorry, but I obviously do not agree. I put a lot of time in the website.
> It runs tons of scripts and it uses the latest HTML+CSS satandards, it follows 
> webcoding guidelines and all.
> If you do not like it submit patches for the .css file, that is the only file 
> that you need to change to get a hole new look, nothing else.
>>>  There have been quite some complaints from normal users that 
>>>  our website is a bit overloaded and its hard to find stuff and I have to
>>>  agree.
> Have had a alternative design on the website for a long time, but you need 
> a "special" URL to activate it.
> www.kdevelop.org/~set_navmenu=user
> And you can bring it back with
> www.kdevelop.org/~set_navmenu=developer
> I've made the website with developers in mind, but the mass of our visitors 
> are dumb users, so it might be a good idea to switch to the "user" mode.
>>>  It doesn't really look very up-to-date either. 
> But it is, the website uses 4 diffwerent cron jobs to generate itself, every 
> 10 minutes
>>>  Eventually we 
>>>  could even get the wiki properly fit into the website itself - which is
>>>  one of the main reasons I find the wiki a bit awkward, it feels like a
>>>  completely different website unrelated to kdevelop.org.
> Regarding the wiki, it's a pretty much out-of-the-box mediawiki installation, 
> and yes I agree with you it does not integrate well with the website.
>>>  If we decide to take the money, the other two questions can most
>>>  probably be best answered by the KDE e.V. as they have the knowledge
>>>  about that stuff.
> I'll ask them.

Best Regards,

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