b.rowlingson at lancaster.ac.uk
Wed Nov 14 04:27:33 PST 2012
Meanwhile the word on the osgeo-discuss mailing list is 'awesome!'. I
honestly looked at this new GRASS web site and thought I was still
looking at the old one (not that I go there much). Rounded corners,
wrong use of tabs, poor handling of narrow screens (the tabs wrap and
the content gets pushed down) - it was like 2004 all over again...
For Qgis, +1 for anything using Twitter Bootstrap, but an immediate -1
if it still looks like Twitter Bootstrap...
On Tue, Nov 13, 2012 at 11:42 PM, John C. Tull <jctull at gmail.com> wrote:
> Given what the prior website looked like, it is a vast improvement.
> Nonetheless, I think Tim's points are spot on, especially regarding
> balancing white space, use of green, and the drop-down/tab disconnect (the
> tabs themselves look disconnected to me, and the grey shade for the active
> tab makes it look inactive from expected gui practices).
> Nonetheless, I congratulate the GRASS team for greatly improving from what
> they had. I don't think QGIS should strive to replicate this look, though.
> On Nov 13, 2012, at 2:54 PM, G. Allegri <giohappy at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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>
>> 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>
>>> 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
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