[ZWeb] Re: website design discussion

Tom Von Lahndorff tom at modscape.com
Wed Aug 23 08:51:51 EDT 2006

Looks like the first design is the preferred one. Maybe I just liked  
the second because it was the most recent. You're points below are  
all good. I'll try to work them all into a couple of new versions and  
set up some sub pages as well. As far as the content in the main area  
I haven't really though too much about, just the general page layout  
really, so I'm open to any suggestions.

Ill tweak the nav as well. I have to use this IE hack to get it  
working so I may drop fly outs all together just to be able to avoid  
the hack. If we go with main nav items on top and sub navs on the  
left we wouldnt really need the flyouts anyway.

On Aug 23, 2006, at 7:11 AM, Martijn Faassen wrote:

> [taking people off the cc list, changing the title]
> Tom Von Lahndorff wrote:
>> http://modscape.com/zope
>> I added "Design 2". I like it much better than "Design 1". I think  
>> we should work off of "Design 2" Thoughts?
> Hey, great!
> I'm afraid I prefer design 1, myself. :) What do you like better  
> about design 2?
> I kind of liked the watery theme on top in design 1. I also liked  
> better the way the boxes in the main area rendered, though we'll  
> probably not need them for a typical sub page which will presumably  
> contain text. Finally, there's more unused space on the left side  
> in design 2, design 1 seemed more efficient that way.
> Note that both design 1 and design 2 have a slight problem in the  
> rendering of the menu, the word 'documentation' is too long and  
> runs into the next entry. This is on Firefox on linux.
> I'd still like to see the design for a sub-page. After all, we're  
> mostly going to see such sub pages.
> That is, no blue boxes on the side; that's something good on a  
> front page, and "plain text" in the middle (perhaps with an image  
> or two). Since I'm not a big fan of pull-down menus for navigation  
> myself, perhaps some of the sidebar space could be used for  
> navigation (I'd prefer the left hand side), instead of the menus on  
> top, or perhaps we could use some of the space for info boxes.
> plone.org uses tabs on the top for major areas and a sidebar for  
> the subsites - it seems to work well for them, so perhaps this  
> might work for us too. What do people think?
> Regards,
> Martijn

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