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On Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 2:27 PM, Barry Rowlingson <
b.rowlingson at lancaster.ac.uk> wrote:
> 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...
Yeah well its a two step process - first make it use bootstrap....then make
it look like we don't use bootstrap :-) As a sampler I dropped in a theme
from http://bootswatch.com/ (Cyborg theme since I was feeling
intergalactic) and with 2 seconds work the docs render like this:
Basically with all the infrastructure in place it will just come down to
having a nice css theme written for bootstrap and all the other boring bits
of building the site will be taken care of for us.
> 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
> > tabs themselves look disconnected to me, and the grey shade for the
> > tab makes it look inactive from expected gui practices).
> > Nonetheless, I congratulate the GRASS team for greatly improving from
> > they had. I don't think QGIS should strive to replicate this look,
> > Cheers,
> > John
> > 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
> > out, but I cannot object Tim's points...
> > giovanni
> > PS: @Tim, I wasn't aware of the ongoing work to switch to a boostrap
> > 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
> >> 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
> >> 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
> >> well put together bootstrap based sphinx theme in place for us when we
> >> 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
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