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

Scott Sinclair scott.sinclair.za@gmail....
Wed Mar 14 01:53:27 CDT 2012


On 13 March 2012 19:37, Andreas H. <lists@hilboll.de> wrote:
> 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.

That sounds like a good idea to me.

> 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.

Tony's logo seems like a great start. I like it, but now that I know
about the garbage patch, I have a very minor aversion to the focal
point of the inwardly pointing arrows.

> 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.

Thanks for getting this rolling. I'd really like to see the scipy.org
domain pointed at scipy.github.com, but the cookbook and topical
software pages are the main sticking point since they contain lots of
useful (and sometimes not so useful) content that needs to be
organized in some manner. Scipy Central seems like a good candidate
for this.

Cheers,
Scott


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