[python-advocacy] How programming language webpages should be designed

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Tue Nov 10 19:28:46 CET 2009

On Mon, Nov 09, 2009, Paul Boddie wrote:
> To an extent, the simple programs page comes to the rescue again,
> here. I disagree with Aahz about real-estate on the front page:
> showing the very thing the site is about is far more important
> than having testimonials, for example (important though they are),
> occupying large areas of the page.

Far more important for whom?  If you agree that testimonials are
important, saying that code examples are "far more important" implies
that you think that code examples are more important than everything
else on that page, including the left navbar links and the news items.

I have to strongly disagree with that.

But assuming you're simply engaging in hyperbole, I repeat what I said
earlier: go ahead and create a sample front page replacing the
testimonials with code samples.  Until someone is willing to invest the
effort into writing HTML, I think we're arguing in a vacuum.

Side note: the webmaster team is always looking for volunteers.....
Aahz (aahz at pythoncraft.com)           <*>         http://www.pythoncraft.com/

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