[Catalyst] Re: Catalyst site design drafts feedback thread

Matt S Trout dbix-class at trout.me.uk
Thu Jun 12 15:12:17 BST 2008

On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 09:48:55AM +0200, Tobias Kremer wrote:
> I don't want to sound rude but I don't like any of the proposed
> designs. To be honest, from a stilistic point of view they all look
> worse than the current Catalyst frontpage. They all pale in comparison
> to nearly EVERY other MVC framework's web site. Look at djangoproject.com,
> cakephp.org, symfony-project.org, even rubyonrails.org with its
> simplistic approach is much more attractive. No offense, but if this
> is a glimpse at the future of catalyst.perl.org I'm seriously worried
> about the framework's future. This is how to NOT attract new users.

the django one makes my eyes cross, the cake one makes my eyes bleed, the
symfony one is ok but clashes and I like the rails one mostly although it
feels like a targeted advertising site rather than a project web site (not
necessarily a bad thing but always makes me twitch a little).
> Once again, sorry for being so negative but this just shows how much I
> care about Catalyst gaining more attention.

Enough to say you hate them all but not enough to try and say why.

So it's subjective - the whole point of this was to provide -feedback- so
the designers could understand what people did and didn't like. Telling us
you'd be worried about Catalyst's future if we used any without a single
bit of constructive criticism is ... well, frankly, completely useless for
anything except insulting the designers who were kind enough to create
mockups for us.

I am however, much appreciative that you've provided an example of what
you think is better - perhaps you could include an explanation of why you
think it's better, though? The point here is I'm presenting -first-
-drafts- of ideas. +1/-1 can wait until the final designs are done.

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