Re: [guadec-list] Working on the official web theme & layout
- From: Stefan Kost <ensonic hora-obscura de>
- To: John Hwang <johnyhwang gmail com>
- Cc: guadec-list <guadec-list gnome org>, Calum Benson <Calum Benson sun com>
- Subject: Re: [guadec-list] Working on the official web theme & layout
- Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2006 12:38:56 +0100
I even have a 1920x1200 resolution, but stiil feel that the site is a
bit too wide. Even on my notebook where I only have 1024x768 I prefer
not to use the full width for broser windows. I find narrower columns
easier to read. Thats why magazines use two or three columns for the
So if the site fits e.g. 800 I belive it would look better.
Another iisue are the guade & gnome logos at the top. What about having
the gnome logo next to the guadec logo on the left ( or even add a '+'
Then the top header can be made a bit shorter. Right now there is quite
a lot of empty space there. Don'T get me wrong, we should not fill every
pixel with infos though.
John Hwang wrote:
> What dimensions is your browse window? I did target 1024x768, given
> that most peopel have at least 1024x768 monitors... It's been a while
> since manufacturers stopped shipping 800x600 as default... It's
> trivial to modify the site to fit in a 800x600.
> Personally, I'm not sure supporting 800x600 is a good idea, give that
> the site has to accomodate different preferences of larger font sizes
> and especially different locales which may have longer/larger phrases
> than English.
> John Hwang // tavon
> On 2/24/06, *Calum Benson* <Calum Benson sun com
> <mailto:Calum Benson sun com>> wrote:
> On 24 Feb 2006, at 08:21, Quim Gil wrote:
> > Those of you interested in the look & feel, structure and
> > navigation of
> > the website are invited to test and suggest improvements on tavon's
> > GUADEC theme, already available.
> > Post your comments at http://live.gnome.org/GUADEC2006/Website or
> > replying here, if you feel so lazy.
> Sorry, it's Friday afternoon, and I'm lazy :)
> Main problem... others have said it, but it's far too wide. A well-
> designed web page fits my browser window, not the other way around.
> I have an adequately-large screen (1280x854), but I normally like to
> keep my browser window approximately square (and a bit less than the
> height of the screen), which keeps the line lengths of most pages
> readably-short. I find anything wider than that to be unpleasant to
> look at, let alone read. If a website forces me to resize my window,
> I usually just go somewhere else instead.
> My only other comment is about the GNOME logo at the top. It's not
> aligned with anything, it's not centred, and it's too far away from
> the GUADEC logo to look as if they're grouped together. It just
> looks like it's been put there for no particular reason and nobody
> really knows what to do with it :/
> That apart, it's a nice clean theme, and if those things were sorted
> out it would be pretty good. (How does it do on accessibility?)
> CALUM BENSON, Usability Engineer Sun Microsystems Ireland
> mailto:calum benson sun com
> <mailto:calum benson sun com> Java Desktop System Team
> http://blogs.sun.com/calum +353 1 819 9771
> Any opinions are personal and not necessarily those of Sun
> guadec-list mailing list
> guadec-list gnome org <mailto:guadec-list gnome org>
> guadec-list mailing list
> guadec-list gnome org
] [Thread Prev