[zeromq-dev] Updated home page for zeromq.org

Martin Sustrik sustrik at 250bpm.com
Fri May 28 12:52:56 CEST 2010


Nicholas Piël wrote:
> On May 28, 2010, at 10:04 AM, Pieter Hintjens wrote:
> 
>> Hi folks,
>>
>> Here's a draft of a new homepage for the site, aiming to make better
>> use of the space:
>> http://www.zeromq.org/sandbox:start
>>
>> Feedback welcome, especially about browser issues, or things you think
>> are missing.
> 
> 
> Heya Pieter,
> 
> It doesn't look that good on OSX in Firefox, Safari and Chrome. Not sure if it is browser related but i see the following issues: 
> 
>  * The text size of the first paragraph is too big and different in size from the second and third paragraph.
>  * The text of the links in the right column overlap each other
> 
> Some design specific wishes: 
> 
>  * I really liked how at zeromq.org the navigation column is below the big 0MQ logo. I preferably have the top of the navigation column lined up horizontally with the first paragraph. So that the logo and page title more stand out. I know how i first arrived at 0MQ website and really loved that design. 
>  * I liked the cleanness of the current zeromq.org design where the background of the navigation column is white instead of gray and the title is below the logo.
>  * I dislike how the links are separated by pipe bars and would much rather see these arranged all under each other. This makes stuff much easier to find imho.
> 
> I can understand that the amount of links is a bit too large for this, but maybe it is an idea to have them restructured more hierarchically, ie: 
> 
> About
>     Home
>     Stories
>     Partners
>     Jobs
>     Contact
> Download
>     Download
>     Language Bindings
> Documentation
>     Getting Started  (I would add Martin's Tutorial to this)
>     FAQ
>     Cookbook
>     Reference
>     Whitepapers
> Development
>     Contribute  (Procedures and API guidelines linked from here)
>     Language Bindings  (all specific bindings listed on this page)
>     GIT Repository
> Community
>     Wiki Info  (general info about the wiki)
>     Blog     (linking to blog:_start)
>     MailingList
>     IRC Chatroom
> Legal
>     License
>     Privacy Policy
>     Terms Of Use   
> 
> I would also rewrite the first paragraph on the main page. It should be clear from the first sentence what 0MQ actually is. Fe, "0MQ is a software library which allows you to quickly design and implement a fast and efficient messaging system."

+1

Martin




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