[Mono-list] New web site up

Rob.Tillie@Student.tUL.EDU Rob.Tillie@Student.tUL.EDU
Fri, 11 Jun 2004 20:37:16 +0200

:O no ASP.NET? You have to demonstrate your own technology!
Surely you have a C# based content management system behind the site ;)

Further than that, really kewl site! (And a really nice color for
"Contributing to Mono!", the entire streets here currently have that color,
because we are going to win the European Championship soccer title :) )

I believe the most important thing for now is that users quickly can find
the information they need, which was a bitch at the old site.

-- Rob.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ben Maurer [mailto:bmaurer@users.sourceforge.net]
> Sent: Friday, June 11, 2004 4:34 AM
> To: Erik Dasque
> Cc: Mono List; mrproper@ximian.com
> Subject: Re: [Mono-list] New web site up
> On Thu, 2004-06-10 at 18:25, Ben Maurer wrote:
> > Ok, I think that's all for now!
> Ok, here are some nitpicking comments:
> http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mono-
> project.com%2Fabout%2Findex.html
> > #bodyContent {
> > 	font: 11px san-serif, arial;
> w3's validator suggests `You are encouraged to offer a generic family as a
> last alternative'
> net Magazine
> May 31st, 2003
> CLI integration.
> -- This is a 404
> http://www.mono-project.com/contributing/asp-net.html
> Link is a 404
> (you need a link checker ;-)
> http://www.go-mono.com/images/beta2.gif
> http://www.mono-project.com/img/xml.gif
> Missing `alt' tag on these images.
> You are missing `height' and `width' tags on alot of images. This would
> help the layout on the first load.
> `search' button should not use javascript, cant use it from lynx etc.
> The Mono logo at the top is not centered in the image. There are 18 px
> of padding on the top but 20 px on the bottom.
> http://www.mono-project.com/about/rationale.html has the same <title> as
> the home page, but different content. This is confusing. Also, there is
> no way to get to that page except for the text link in the main body. It
> should be in the nav bar.
> I think the search area should look like this:
> +-----------------------+  +----+
> | Enter search term     |  | Go |
> +-----------------------+  +----+
> You should use some JS magic to have it so that when you click inside
> the text box, the text goes away. There are a few advantages to this
> layout:
>       * You save space (no header, button is on same line)
>       * The search can be more subtle and elegant.
> An example of how this has been done successfully is
> http://sparknotes.com/.
> On the Contact/Downloads/etc bar at the top there is room for another
> link. IMHO we should use it. Personally, I would vote for either
> `Blogs', `Bugs' or `Mailing lists'.
> The buttons at the top (tabs, contact links) should have rollovers.
> You should apply Fitts' law to the news stories on the home page: make
> the clickable area as large as possible. Right now you can only click
> the date of the article (I tried to click the title at first). Really,
> you should just be able to click anywhere in the `box' around the
> article (sorta like the menu items)
> The `Mono Status' sidebar does not seem right. The different colors
> because of linking makes it very weird.
> When I open a page such as
> http://www.mono-project.com/contributing/index.html the menu `flashes'
> open. It should not flash on first load.
> When you click About Mono / Using Mono / Contributing to Mono, the title
> of the page that is opened should be the same as the link you pressed
> (it is not for the first two)
> The use of of >  as a bullet is very weird. On my box, the gt sign is
> too long for this purpose. Really you should use one of the CSS list
> types, or your own custom image.
> Thats all for now!
> -- Ben
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