[IPython-dev] Website

Brian Granger ellisonbg at gmail.com
Sun Jun 12 18:18:51 EDT 2011

Some feeedback on the current design:

* Some of the main elements that make the Sphinx design nice are missing:

- The navigation bar between the banner and the rest of the content is
not there.
- In the right panel, the nice colored boxes that divide the content
vertically are also gone.
- The vertical colored regions to the L and R of the content are gone.
 These nicely frame the content.

Can we *start* out using the default Sphinx template and then identify
things we want to change/customize for our purposes.  My preference
would be the following order:

1.  First address the content.  This would include getting the
navigation elements to point to our pages etc.
2.  Then come up with a custom color scheme.  There are a number of
online tools for helping pick color schemes.
3.  Then pick a font for "IPython" and create a banner based on that
and the color scheme.
4.  Only then start to make minor tweaks to the actual layout as needed.

I recommend this order of things, because the layout should be created
to support/frame the content, not the other way around.



On Wed, Jun 8, 2011 at 10:25 AM, Thomas Kluyver <takowl at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've put the built website up so it's easy to evaluate:
> http://takluyver.github.com/ipython-website/
> Please have a look, and let me know of any broken links, out of date
> information, and so on. I think it's an improvement on the moin wiki, so
> barring any major problems, I'd hope it can go live alongside or before the
> 0.11 release.
> Thanks,
> Thomas
> On 6 June 2011 13:03, Thomas Kluyver <takowl at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The website in my fork of Komal's repository is now (hopefully) up to date
>> and intact.
>> https://github.com/takluyver/ipython-website
>> Cookbook, Developer zone, and Projects using IPython are, for now, links
>> pointing to the moin wiki. News is up to date, version numbers should be
>> correct, and the content on the homepage has been cut down. The favicon is a
>> bland placeholder until someone feels like designing a decent one.
>> Please do build it and let me know if you spot any mistakes or omissions.
>> Thanks,
>> Thomas

Brian E. Granger
Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo
bgranger at calpoly.edu and ellisonbg at gmail.com

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