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

Pauli Virtanen pav@iki...
Thu Mar 15 07:12:45 CDT 2012

14.03.2012 13:38, Skipper Seabold kirjoitti:
> 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.


This is a very good suggestion. Bootstrap seems quite promising to me.
Could use some tweaking in the styling, though, as the out-of-box
appearance seems very generic Web 2.0 marketing-ishy. (To customize
colors etc. in it, you need to modify and rebuild it, which requires

To fix the issues of navigation on the Scipy.org and related sites, what
should be done is: design a base template layout with a place for
navigation tools, with at least the link back to the main site fixed.
Then use that for everything. Basing this on bootstrap would probably
make styling in scipy-central quite a bit easier.

Pauli Virtanen

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