[Qgis-developer] Webpage

Tim Sutton lists at linfiniti.com
Tue Nov 13 14:48:23 PST 2012


Yes I have seen it. With no disrespect to the GRASS folks I think it has
enough problems that I would not like to copy it on our site. My
(hopefully) constructive criticisms:

* its very busy
* it doesnt have good whitespace balance e.g. module of the day box with
screenshots box floating to the right
* I love jquery but jquery css is looking old already
* there are too many underlines [ ] >> > and other characters that distract
attention and make it look not so friendly
* the panels on the left (search, latest news, map) should have been put to
the right
* there is too much white space in the heading area
* the logo really needs a refresh
* the heavy green bars distract your eye away from the content
* there are too many different font sizes and font styles
* the drop down menus feel visually disconnected from the tabs the spring
from and menus from tabs just feels kinda wierd

In short it could really use a designer to introduce balance, correct
emphasis and remove distractions

As such I would not be supportive of using it for our site I suggest to
wait for the sphinx theme based on bootstrap to come out and then start
moving our web content into that. We will do some customisations for the
QGIS front page and Richard has been making awesome progress in getting a
well put together bootstrap based sphinx theme in place for us when we can
then skin using any bootstrap theme (e.g. checkout some of the themes at

So -1 from me



On Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 12:14 AM, Werner Macho <werner.macho at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi there!
> Anyone seen the new GRASS Webpage?
> I really like the clean and intuitive style with lots of information
> presented clearly on the top page ..
> Probably we can adapt it to "our" new webpage?
> It even looks good on mobile phones ..
> Opinions on that?
> kind regards
> Werner
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