[SciPy-User] [scipy-central] Site design

Matthew Brett matthew.brett@gmail....
Tue Mar 13 21:42:28 CDT 2012


Hi,

On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 7:22 PM, Tony Yu <tsyu80@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 1:37 PM, Andreas H. <lists@hilboll.de> wrote:
>>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I think everyone agrees that the webdesign of scipy-central.org needs some
>> major enhancements in order to make the site appealing to users so that
>> they want to stay, browse, and use it.
>>
>> I think it would make sense to make the site visually similar to the main
>> SciPy site (new.scipy.org), so that users can already "feel" the
>> connection. I'm mainly talking about colors and fonts here.
>>
>> Also, a logo would be good. For a start, maybe we could use the main SciPy
>> logo, but eventually, scipy-central should have its own, similar logo.
>>
>> Then, a sidebar would be nice. Possible blocks for the sidebar include
>> 'links to core and related projects', 'what is SciPy', ... ideas welcome.
>>
>> If you agree, I could start playing around with the templates/css over the
>> next weeks.
>>
>> Best,
>> Andreas.
>>
>
> Here's a logo concept. The concept is a bit literal: SciPy curve, with the
> background of a globe and arrows pointing from different locations to a
> "central" point.

Thanks for doing that - it looks good.

But - aren't the arrows pointing dangerously close to the North
Atlantic Garbage Patch?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Atlantic_Garbage_Patch

Best,

Matthew


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