On 5/10/05, Ilias Lazaridis <ilias / lazaridis.com> wrote:
> why the lucky stiff wrote:
> > I'm happy to say that our little redesign team has come to accord on a
> > design and it is now presented on the redesign blog:
> >
> >   http://redhanded.hobix.com/redesign2005/
> 
> The design looks much better than the existing one, and should replace
> it ther earliest possible.
> 
> you should post a link to demo-publish-location, thus it can be
> evaluated 'live'.

I wholeheartedly agree to that. I can't wait till this rolls out. It's
like watching my neighbors landscape.

> some suggestions:
>    * reduce header height (and image size)
>    * "A programmers best friend" sounds inprofessional

I like it. One of the major tenets of Ruby is that it "makes coding
fun". I think it's a good idea to give that impression on the main
page of the main site. A little unprofessional, perhaps, but so are
recursive acronyms like PHP. I remember trying to explain that to my
boss once... He was not impressed :)

>      => launch a community
>    * round the top left corners of the left boxes
>    * remove the buttom-left rounded corner of the code-box
>    * remove _any_ insider terminology on the main page
>    * decouple product from project
>      http://lazaridis.com/core/project/product.html

It looks to me like the current design is entirely about the product.
I don't see a single link inviting people to work on the actual ruby
project. It all seems to be resources for working with the actual Ruby
product. Download it, read about it, get help with it, see what others
have written about it...

I don't think that any project resources should actually be available
on this page. We don't want people to work on Ruby unless they're
familiar enough with it to find out for themselves how to participate
in the project. Even that is small barrier to entry; read ruby-talk
for a couple weeks and you'll probably know how to go about
contributing to the project.

cheers,
Mark