I've released a new build of the jython.org website for your review. I tried to address *most* of the items that were suggested with the previous release. The only questionable item that I see with this new build (besides the old logo) is the location of the search box. Should it be moved to the header or stay where it is at underneath the collapsable menu?
Thanks for the responses on this thread, I really appreciate all of the feedback. I will try to touch upon all of the comments that were made, I *think* that I can address most of them with the next build. Also, please keep sending comments as I want to make this site very usable and valuable to the community....not just to the developers, but to everyone interested in Jython. I plan to roll out the new site and then continue to make incremental changes as time goes on...so even if some suggestions are not included in the new site, perhaps they will be added later on.Tobias: Thanks for the comments. I agree, I'd like to have an avatar or name appearing next to each post in the Twitter feed. I found a tool online (rssinclude) that enabled me to quickly format the Twitter search feed into what you see on the site. Unfortunately, the feed does not include photos and the rssinclude tool does not show the name. :( It looks like I'm going to have to code some PHP for this to work or look for something of the like on the web...unless you are able to share the neo4j code to save some time. ;) I am also going to perform the search without the hash(#)...you are right and I am not quite sure why I included it. Performing the search without it makes much more sense.I can change the "Older Versions" text no problem. I am also going to try to move the "Search" to the bottom of the screen as opposed to the header. I think that it may clutter the header up a bit with the download link there already. Let's see how good it looks if I place the collapsable menu on top of the search.Frank: No problem, I enjoy working on the site...although I should be writing instead. ;) I just want to get the new site into place, and then I plan to fine tune and tweak it over time.
Kay: I'll do some formatting on the text, that shouldn't be a problem. I am going to change the text of the header elements in the left-hand navigation bar so that they are white as opposed to orange...that may help. As far as the "escaping" menu items go, I for one think that it helps to show that the mouse is actually over the item. If for nothing else, it is an "accessibility" feature to help those who are not able to see the mouse very well. If enough people on this list would rather see immobile links in the navigational pane then I will change it. Let me know...let's take a vote! Jim has already provided a sufficient commentary on the Jython logo...we are working on something new but we are not quite there yet. I'd like to roll out a new site sooner than later, and we can worry about changing the logo as we go. I appreciate the comments.Jim: Thanks for chiming in, it is appreciated as always!Alan: Nice logo, I do like it quite a bit. As mentioned previously, Jim and I were throwing around some ideas as well, but no designs have been made as yet. We should place all of the logos on a page and vote. Maybe we should open this up to the public?? Just an idea...not sure how well that would work. ThanksLeo: I agree...the collapsable menu needs to have no left-to-right scrolling within it! I am going to work on fine-tuning it a bit...thanks for the comments!I am going to work on these changes and then I'll make a new build available once again for commentary. Thanks for helping out! I think we're getting there!On Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 3:22 PM, Leo Soto M. <email@example.com> wrote:
On Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 2:47 PM, Jim Baker<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:Wow, I love how from time to time I learn something completely
> We are definitely going to be reworking the logo.
> But conceptually it's a great one: a Python genie coming out in the coffee
> aroma. And this reaches back to both Greek mythology and history: the god
> Apollo established his Oracle at the site he slew the Python (a dragon). In
> Scientific American 6 years ago there was a fascinating article
> suggesting that his priestess at the Oracle, the Pythia, got her visions due
> to the presence of hallucinating vapors in that temple.
> So there's some interesting potential here :)
unexpected on a python-related mailing list :)
Back to the topic, I liked this iteration much better -- good job
Josh! The layout glitches when expanding the accordion on the right
side should be fixed, though.
Leo Soto M.
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