Stuff we've discussed on IRC.
Posted by core at 2006-03-30 19:09
very much a work in progress
Markup could do with some work, but I can handle that. Putting a heading on the navigation is perhaps a bit too obvious. Could do with sans-serif fonts for the nav as the font size is smaller. Everything in the top part is connected, but the Upcoming Events section is seperated. I'd join them together.
I'd also think hard about what you plan to put in the main content area. It might be worth moving the upcoming events to there rather than having it in the sidebar.
I was thinking something similar about boxes with rounded corners myself -- although I guess that's pretty obvious in the "Web 2.0" hype^Wage...
I'd probably lose the odd bar under the title, since my eye is drawn to the join it's got with the boxes on the left.
Perhaps make the top left box Jade green, so the logo can just be a "stencil" on it?
With the events list, split the date and title onto separate lines (I get a mix of one-line and two-line items, which looks a bit odd), and put the dates in a standard format.
Maybe have a slightly darker default background for the page, and have the white only behind the main content?
Posted by core at 2006-03-30 19:08
this is the design I had in mind. Can be worked on tho since its still got its bland points
at least its a start
Avoid splash screens like the plague. Search engines pretty much ignore them. Users don't like to be held back from the content.
And yes, no splash screen, please. Put the pretty image in the middle of the main page instead, then people see the navigation straight away.
Posted by azz at 2006-03-30 11:57
"A 3,000-name petition has been submitted to Parliament urging the government to duel a section of a main road in Nottinghamshire."
""Unless this stretch of road is duelled in the near future, we will continue to have a disproportionate number of accidents and the town (of Newark) will not achieve its full potential.""
Steamrollers at dawn!
Posted by azz at 2006-03-30 06:47
"The long-running row over government plans for identity cards ended tonight when the Lords accepted a compromise deal."
Or possibly "scum", I'm not sure yet.
It's a nice compomise.
"We want compulsory!" "We don't!" "How about compulsory, but not for a couple of years?" "OK!"
Very nice. Very very very very nice.
Does this bot have a limit on the amount of sarcasm it can take?
More to the point, as 2lmc note, this is the Lords agreeing to a fundamentally dishonest deal.
This attempts to remove ID cards from the agenda for a few years, while introducing the database -- which is the most damaging part of the proposal -- immediately.
There's no compromise here. This is rolling over and playing dead.
(That's not to say that ID cards aren't a bad idea; they're a waste of money, they won't do what our lying, worthless government claim they'll do, and if we really wanted them they could be done in less inconvenient ways.)