[SciPy-Dev] SciPy.org Website Move and Redesign

Pauli Virtanen pav@iki...
Wed Aug 29 13:58:51 CDT 2012

Kyle Mandli <kyle.mandli <at> gmail.com> writes:
> I kind of dropped the ball on this as I have been traveling 
> for the past month.  I think we are ready to move
> forward on this and at least get the pieces in place.  
> I am still not clear exactly what the current status of
> the scipy.org-new and scipy.github.com repos on github are.  
> Can anyone speak to this?

The status of scipy.org-new repository is that it is incomplete, but
future work should build on it, as it has some basic infrastructure
in place. (The conference/ directory in that repo can be ignored/removed,
as I believe it is outdated.)

The scipy.github.com contains the HTML output built from scipy.org-new.

> On a related topic, I have been searching out someone who may be
> able to do some redesign work on the site but
> was not successful (at least a free option).  Any suggestions
> for someone with some design experience that
> could update the look of the site a bit please let us know.

Well, the only requirement is that it should look better and more
organized than the current scipy.org page. That probably does not
require 1337 design chops, just some CSS/HTML skills :)

Also, somehow the typography on scipy.github.com is off, the text
looks ugly and is difficult to read.

The main point IMO is just to come up with some visual consistency
and navigation scheme between the main site, the documentation, etc.
This doesn't have to be perfect, the main thing is just to think up
some sort of a consistent framework.

The second thing related to content would be to think what to
do with the different Scipys:

- "Scipy the community site"
- "Scipy the library"

Well, anyway, the above is just my suggestion on what could be done.
If you can think of some other ways to improve the situation,
please don't let this hold you up.

Pauli Virtanen

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