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

Andreas H. lists@hilboll...
Thu Mar 15 12:13:04 CDT 2012


> 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.
>>
>
> A humble suggestion for the layout, if people don't think it's done to
> death, bootstrap may be appropriate here [1, 2]. I've had good luck
> with ideas from bootstrap at least if not the whole framework. E.g, I
> find a CSS grid system to be aesthetically pleasing [3, 4]. There are
> many more examples than the given links. I find it saves a lot of the
> work of design from scratch.
>
> Skipper
>
> [1] http://blog.baregit.com/2012/bootstrap-or-not-bootstrap
> [2] http://twitter.github.com/bootstrap/
> [3] http://960.gs/
> [4] http://cssgrid.net/

Thanks for the pointer to bootstrap, Skipper!

I'm working on a very first idea of the site layout, including Tony's
excellent logo. News early next week.

Andreas.



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