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From: Chris Case <macguyvok@...>
Subject: Re: search and logo
Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2005 08:20:19 +0000
I like this version much better. It's all coming together, and I give my thumbs up for a release of this as soon as the minor bugs are worked out. (Not like it matters, but as an average gentoo user, I applaud you, and everyone else!)
<br><br>Yes, let's see this before X-Mas 2005! It would be a nice X-mas present to the community!<br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 12/9/05, <b class="gmail_sendername">Curtis Napier</b> &lt;<a href="mailto:curtis119@g.o">
curtis119@g.o</a>&gt; wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">I implemented the search today. The search box is back on the right hand
<br>side, it uses <a href="http://google.com">google.com</a> to search all *.gentoo.org domains. This<br>includes the forums, planet, documentation and dev space among others.<br>The donate button was moved back to the ads column because of this.
<br><br>There are a few other minor changes as well. Link colors have been made<br>more consistant: purple on white for content areas and white on purple<br>in the menu bar. All links turn green on :hover. These color<br>
combinations pass the color-blind test, look really good and are<br>consistant. All links except the grey menu bar are now underlined to be<br>in-line with accessibility standards (the grey bar is an exception made<br>for aesthetic reasons).
<br><br>The content area and ads column still need to be fixed. Currently they<br>are in a table (I was testing it out in attempt to not use an absolute<br>position css tag and it didn't do very well) and I need to put it back
<br>into divs.<br><br>I'm trying to maximize the space in the purple boxes on the front page<br>(this only appears on the front page). Those boxes are supposed to be<br>used as advertisements promoting Gentoo. I just redid &quot;Interact&quot; and I
<br>still need some ideas for &quot;Manage&quot; and &quot;Optimize&quot;. I want at least two<br>links in all four of those boxes. They should convey a feeling of<br>empowerment and community. Suggestions?<br><br>The top level menu (main, planet, forums, etc...) had an issue. The
<br>green arrow designates which site you are on. If you are on<br><a href="http://planet.gentoo.org">planet.gentoo.org</a> then PLANET would be first in line with the green<br>arrow. I spaced the first word out more to make it more obvious. The
<br>link colors were changed to white with green hover to be consistant with<br>the site-wide color scheme and also to pass the color blind test.<br><br>print icon was moved to the right and an email to the docs-team icon added.
<br><br>There were a bunch of small details that were ironed out so the entire<br>site is really looking very polished and professional and it's really<br>coming together now. I've gotten lots of great feedback from the<br>
community that really helped, thanks everybody.<br><br>One bit of feedback is still lingering. The new logo is being questioned<br>and many people have voiced a desire to put it to a vote. Aaron Shi has<br>agreed to make an alternate version and the project leads have consented
<br>to the Gentoo Developers voting in the normal fashion on which one will<br>become the new Official Gentoo Logo.<br><br>Aaron is presently in school taking his exams so don't expect to see the<br>alternate version until after the $HOLIDAY. Once Aaron submits it I'll
<br>post it to the list and give everyone a chance to review it before we vote.<br><br>I feel that this is 99% done. There are a few issues that neysx brought<br>up that I need to address, I'll do that tomorrow. Once that's done I'm
<br>going to push for a release of this current layout ASAP. The logo can<br>easily be changed if the current &quot;infinity&quot; logo is outvoted.<br><br>ramereth, swift and klieber: what do you think? I would like to have
<br>this site up and running before christmas, is that feasible?<br><br>neysx, do you see any technical bugs that need to be fixed (other than<br>the stuff you linked to in your previous mail)?<br>--<br><a href="mailto:www-redesign@g.o">
www-redesign@g.o</a> mailing list<br><br></blockquote></div><br><br clear="all"><br>-- <br>Christopher S. Case<br>SUNY Fredonia<br>Computer Science / Computer Engineering<br><a href="mailto:macguyvok@...">macguyvok@...
</a><br>(716) 785 - 5553(Cellphone)<br>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~<br>&quot;To err is human. To forgive, divine.<br>To fix mistakes, now that's an Engineer.&quot;<br>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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