[Qgis-developer] Webpage

G. Allegri giohappy at gmail.com
Tue Nov 13 14:54:32 PST 2012

Sadly, I must agree with Tim.
Sadly because I know the effort made by the GRASS team to have the new site
out, but I cannot object Tim's points...


PS: @Tim, I wasn't aware of the ongoing work to switch to a boostrap based
sphinx theme. What are you using for it?

2012/11/13 Tim Sutton <lists at linfiniti.com>

> Hi
> 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
> http://bootswatch.com/).
> So -1 from me
> Regards
> Tim
> 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
>> _______________________________________________
>> Qgis-developer mailing list
>> Qgis-developer at lists.osgeo.org
>> http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/qgis-developer
> --
> Tim Sutton - QGIS Project Steering Committee Member (Release  Manager)
> ==============================================
> Please do not email me off-list with technical
> support questions. Using the lists will gain
> more exposure for your issues and the knowledge
> surrounding your issue will be shared with all.
> Visit http://linfiniti.com to find out about:
>  * QGIS programming and support services
>  * Mapserver and PostGIS based hosting plans
>  * FOSS Consulting Services
> Skype: timlinux
> Irc: timlinux on #qgis at freenode.net
> ==============================================
> _______________________________________________
> Qgis-developer mailing list
> Qgis-developer at lists.osgeo.org
> http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/qgis-developer
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/qgis-developer/attachments/20121113/af11c367/attachment.html>

More information about the Qgis-developer mailing list