[Clipart] new site design in progress
bryce at bryceharrington.com
Wed Sep 8 13:43:43 PDT 2004
On Wed, 8 Sep 2004, Jonadab the Unsightly One wrote:
> * For the download stuff across the top:
> * People are going to try to click on Get ClipArt!, so it ought to
> be a link. I'm unsure whether it should be a link to the package
> downloads or the browse. Whichever it links to should probably
> also have a more prominent link to the other option.
> * "Downloads" is ambiguous. I know that it points to the bulk
> packages, put a new user won't know that. "Browse" is much more
> obvious what it does.
> * I tend to think the order should be reversed: Browse first and
> then Download Packages afterward.
Perhaps this could be combined into something like...
[Browse __________] [Get ClipArt Packages]
> * Regarding Quick Submit: the submission thingy on the front page as
> it currently stands takes up quite a lot of space, more than you
> depict there certainly. I like your design better, among other
> reasons because there's some chance the user might actually see that
> there are news headlines down below, which currently is very
> unlikely unless the user scrolls down.
Reducing the size would be nice, but I definitely think it is worth
having it there front and center. It's much more important than the
news, so if it hides the news items a bit, I think that's a fairly minor
> * I assume the list of Contributors is just a sample. It obviously
> doesn't list some of the most prolific contributors. I like the way
> it's layed out, though it should be sorted in some kind of order,
> either by number of images contributed or alphabetically. Later,
Or randomly. :-) I expect that a few people will be submitting large
collections (such as icon themes) so if it is sorted by number, then the
list could get rather monotonous with the same 5 people listed always.
Alphabetically would not be good, because then only people with 'a'
usernames would be shown.
A random selection would ensure any contributor has an equal chance of
Another idea would be to list most-recent-submitters, which would be
nice in that it would give immediate acknowledgement to contributors.
> when our metadata stuff is more worked-out and integrated with the
> DMS that Bryce is working on, we might be able to make those links
> to browse the images submitted by that contributor -- by category.
> * The screenshot doesn't show much of the news items or the footer,
> and I'd like to see those. For the news items, it'd be cool if a
> small version of the logo could be used as a bullet for each point.
> (There are 16, 32, 48, and 64 pixel versions of it at
> where NN is the number of pixels on a side. I'm not sure which
> size would be most appropriate for this, 32 maybe?)
I like that idea. :-) Helps pull in and unify the logo with the site
look and feel.
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