Python's website does a great disservice to the language

Ed Singleton singletoned at
Wed Nov 2 10:32:27 CET 2005

I think I'm going to back you up a little bit here.

You've gone about this in a bit of a half-assed way (and pissed off a
fair few people in the process) but you are right that the site needs
a redesign.

It uses tables for layout with inline styles and font tags and doesn't
really use CSS.  It has invalid html, and doesn't even attempt xhtml.

>From an accessiblity point of view it has a poor choice of font and a
poor choice of colours (blue links on a blue background).

Design issues such as what logos to use and such aren't really my
forte, but from a web developers point of view it's a badly made


On 01/11/05, CppNewB <noway at> wrote:
> I was trying to advocate using Python for an upcoming prototype, so my boss
> went out to take a look at the documentation and try and get a feel for what
> the language is all about.
> First comment; "I hope the language is designed better than the site."  The
> site is readable, but is amateurish.  If I had an ounce of design skills in
> me, I would take a stab at it.
> Maybe we could round up a couple of designers to donate some time? Maybe we
> could build a basic CMS on top of Django or TurboGears (displaying Python's
> capability as a web development stack)?
> --

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