proposal for new website design

Niko Sams niko.sams at
Sat Dec 5 08:18:36 UTC 2009

On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 23:59, Sam S. <smls75 at> wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 9:45 PM, Amilcar do Carmo Lucas
> <amilcar at> wrote:
>> I like the tabs
> Would you be okay with having only three of them
> ("Downloads"/"Features"/"Screenshots"), and styled as seen in "Variant
> f)" ?
Good. Because we can have important links there visible on every page.
Just one thing: the green arrow is hardly distinguishable from
the background.

> On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 9:57 PM, Amilcar do Carmo Lucas
> <amilcar at> wrote:
>> On Friday 04 December 2009 10:17:19 Alexander Dymo wrote:
>>> [...] Amilcar, do we have stats
>>>  like the number of clicks to Links vs the number of visitors?
>> Yes I do.
> Looking at those statistics, I feel even more vindicated putting those
> "Downloads"/"Features"/"Screenshots" links there at the top of the
> page.
> As you will have noticed, I'm actively lobbying in favour of variation
> "f)"... :-)
> Does anyone particularly *not* like that one, or have specific reasons
> why the website should *not* look like that?
> Most importantly, Amilcar, would you be willing to agree to that one?
> In order to give you a better basis for comparison, I've added some
> mockups (again, at
> showing how a "typical" page of that website which is (visually)
> rather boring compared the the front page would look like with those
> different layout variations.
Yes, not only the home is important...
What I miss here are the Support and How To Participate boxes, they
contain important
links and should not be reachable only though home.

> This also shows more clearly what I like about variant "f)": Through
> the bread-crumb bar and the lowered search box, the area for the
> actual page content and the header & left menu look like they actually
> belong together...  (As opposed to just a boring rectangular area
> seperated from the header by a straight line accross the whole
> screen...). To me, this makes the site look both more friendly as well
> as more interesting. (Plus, as Amilcar has pointed out, a
> breadcrumb-bar is in itself a really neat and useful thing!)
I'm in favor of breadcrumbs, additionally the search-box below the tabs looks
good. But I still don't like the "Welcome to..." text on the home.

How will the search be implemented - using google? If so, don't we need
to place a google logo somewhere here?

One more thing: what's > 1024px width? fixed width and just cut off?


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