I've released another build of the new proposed jython.org site.  Focuses for this release:

 - Type has been reworked
 - Changed tagline to Jython:  Python for the Java Platform
 - Altered padding around body
 - Moved search to top of page and repositioned download link

Build #4:  http://www.jython.org/newsite_b4/index.html

Thanks for everyone's feedback.  Let me know your thoughts on this build.  After the site has been released I plan to use Kay's sphinx setup for building our docset.


Josh Juneau
Twitter ID:  javajuneau

On Sun, Jul 19, 2009 at 8:46 AM, Josh Juneau <juneau001@gmail.com> wrote:

Thanks for giving me the information about the jynx project, I will definitely use it for the Jython docset.  

I posted the site only to *demonstrate* what I mean and not just talking about it. It was never intended to be a full proposal for the Jython homepage or course.

The jruby page looks very much like Web 2.0. The design you present comes closer to the python.org homepage. The question is always: who is the target audience for the homepage? Is it used to attract newbies, startups and other IT companies who consider Jython or is it for regulars and veterans who are interested in the latest news?

I agree, Jruby has much more of a Web 2.0 feel than the new proposed Jython site. I didn't want to stray too far from the overall look and feel of both the Python and IronPython websites and that is why I laid it out similarly.  I think that the added Twitter update, collapsible menu, and some of the other characteristics are starting to make the site look more modern.  We can always add more features later, but this will be a good starting point.

But a great diversity of things causes rather inconvenience. I like the idea that it is about communication. Giving Twitter an appearance was a good idea. But that's it.

I don't know if I agree, but if others also want the collapsible sidebar to be focused on communication only then I will move the other content into the left-hand menu.  I just don't want to clutter the left-hand menu too much and also do not want to bury information into the website.  Trying to make it easy with the collapsible menu.
Thanks again Kay, I'll get the documentation set going after the site has been released.  The book is also taking lots of my time right now, but I should have more time to work on this soon.