On Sunday 01 June 2008 12:53:48 am John Hunter wrote:
> On Sat, May 31, 2008 at 11:27 PM, Tony Yu <tsyu80@...> wrote:
> > I like the new color scheme on the website. Since you asked for
> > criticism, though, I'm not a fan of the blue "matplotlib" in the logo (on
> > the website, the attached logo is actually different). I think black or a
> > dark gray looks better (color=[0.2, 0.2, 0.2]). Or, if you prefer blue,
> > something less like the default hyperlink color (e.g. color=[.1,.1,.5]).
> > My 2 cents.
> I agree -- I had already reverted to black (hit refresh). But if you
> think some other shade of dark gray or blue/gray is better let me
Speaking as a recovering graphical design major and insensitive curmudgeon...
it looks great, nice work!
I do have two comments though: the 90 and 270 ticklabels are cut off, and I
think the plot would look a little cleaner if the ticklabel pad were
increased so the radial ticks were a little further from the axes.
> > BTW, I noticed that website is a little old (pure HTML, no CSS). If
> > you're ever interested in redesigning the website (nothing fancy, mainly
> > just moving to CSS), I'd be happy to help out.
> We're definitely interested. Try checking out the htdocs svn
> repository. Admittedly we do things in our own special way (eg the
> YAPTU template engine), but if we could improve the look-and-feel that
> would be great. None of us have any special powers in the
> website-design department. Even better, as part of our new trunk
> documentation effort, we have moved to a sphinx based documentation
> system (in the doc subdir of svn trunk). If you could figure out a
> way to hook custom CSSandr mpl figures/screenshots or any other snazzy
> features into the base sphinx build system, that would be a big help
> since we hope to jettison the somewhat anachronistic website build
> system n the not-too-distant-future.
I was intending to write the list and ask if anyone was interested in playing
with CSS to customize the looks of the new sphinx-based documentation effort.
I'm really happy to hear that you're interested in helping out, Tony.
I second Johns suggestion of having a look at the doc/ directory in the trunk,
and getting familiar with sphinx. I think most of the content on the website
is going to find a new home in the sphinx-based docs, and it would be nice if
the front page, sidebars, etc could also be generated with sphinx.
For the moment, you can build the html documentation by running "make.py html"
in the doc directory. The latex->pdf docs are experiencing growing pains,
I'll work on it this morning.