Better site design?

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Better site design?

Postby picpak on Sat Nov 18, 2006 3:48 pm

I'm going to be blunt here...your current site design isn't very good. So I've taken the liberty to create a minimalistic (and better IMO) design that stays true to the original:

http://ubuntu.freehostia.com/linuxmint.html

Let me know what you think!
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Postby clem on Sat Nov 18, 2006 4:52 pm

It does look a bit better, doesn't it ? What do people think ?
Thanks a lot for this Picpak. If people like it, we'll change the current design to the one you made.
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I agree

Postby Georgie-o on Sun Nov 19, 2006 1:55 am

The new design has a nice look.
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Postby Josh on Sun Nov 19, 2006 11:22 am

Nice, but maybe a bit *too* sparse/minimalistic?
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Postby picpak on Sun Nov 19, 2006 12:46 pm

Well, with all the recent server troubles, it'd be nice to have something that won't take up *too* much bandwidth.
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Postby darkNiGHTs on Mon Nov 20, 2006 8:09 pm

Nice, I like it a lot, good work!
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Postby sanford42 on Mon Nov 20, 2006 8:28 pm

it's got my vote :)
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Postby cyberguy03 on Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:43 am

i think it's a solid, simple design. Certainly not the most fantastic of eye-candy, but it gets the job done smartly. :thumbsup:
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Postby clem on Tue Nov 21, 2006 12:04 pm

Ok, everybody seems to like it. We'll change our layout for the one designed by picpak. Thanks again picpak for your work on that.
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Postby Shaggy3Dope on Tue Nov 21, 2006 12:29 pm

What about Wordpress. That way its all integrated including Wiki ect.

Check this for an example of how it looks

http://www.promode.org
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This is a good thing

Postby helios on Wed Nov 22, 2006 9:30 pm

Picpac has just demonstrated why the Linux Community will eventually overcome the MS Monster. While I have little to nothing to do with this distro or this site picpac, I want to personally thank you for your generosity and your time.

guys like you hit it out of the park every time you come up to bat.

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Postby clem on Wed Dec 06, 2006 10:29 am

Hi,

We've tried Picpac's layout and it looked better than the original. However, we got our final inspiration from the Tomboy Notes website and designed a version of our own based on their CSS. Have a look here and tell us what you think.

http://linuxmint.com/index2.html

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Postby JohnH on Thu Dec 07, 2006 2:36 pm

G'day Clem,

I prefer your new design, but I think it would benefit from a background colour of some sort. It seems a little too bright with the white background and a lot of text. Also the pale green and aqua colours don't match (as in the logo at the top left). I can see you are trying to cash in on the 'mint' idea but I suggest just settle on one of the colours and forget the other. I personally prefer the green to the aqua.

Including Google is good.

Regards
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Postby clem on Thu Dec 07, 2006 7:59 pm

Thanks for the feedback John.

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http://linuxmint.com/index2.html

Postby npap on Fri Dec 08, 2006 4:20 pm

clem wrote:Hi,

We've tried Picpac's layout and it looked better than the original. However, we got our final inspiration from the Tomboy Notes website and designed a version of our own based on their CSS. Have a look here and tell us what you think.

http://linuxmint.com/index2.html

Clem


Clem, going to this link, you get ' The requested URL not found on this serve'
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Postby clem on Fri Dec 08, 2006 5:03 pm

It was renamed to index.html :)

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Postby picpak on Sat Dec 09, 2006 10:49 am

Hello,

regarding the new layout, it is nice, but I do agree that it's lacking something. Also, maybe it's just me currently browsing under 832x624 resolution, but the layout also feels somewhat squished.

Besides that, it's very good. I really like the new logo. :)

*edit* And regarding ads...do you really want them to say "Boot Up Any Computer, Fix & Install Windows Easy"? :lol: Besides that, the ads are pretty relevant.
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Postby Frijolie on Sat Dec 09, 2006 12:26 pm

I like the site design, a great improvement from the previous version!
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