[Catalyst] Catalyst new site design: call for comps

J. Shirley jshirley at gmail.com
Fri May 30 16:18:34 BST 2008

On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 8:14 AM, Matt S Trout <dbix-class at trout.me.uk> wrote:
> So, we're getting the Catalyst site rejig project back on the road, and
> since the wiki is basically ready bar deploying it onto dev.catalyst
> (which is just waiting on either a template hack to make the search box
> use google or somebody to step up and replace Plucene in MojoMojo
> since it's broken as fuck) it's time to get back to the main site.
> First thing to do is to get an outline design together; the last attempt
> to get a discussion going about the site on the list resulted in a shitload
> of bikeshedding and very little else so we're going a different route.
> If you want to have a go at a design for the www.catalystframework.org
> site, please send it to mst (at sign) shadowcat.co.uk by the end of next week
> (Friday 6th). If you need a little bit longer than that, drop me an email
> by then with a Really Good Excuse (tm).
> Once I've got a full set of designs, I'll put them all up somewhere and
> start a thread so everybody can argue about what goes where. No arguing
> until then, which is why I -don't- want the design comps posted to the
> list until then.
> In the mean time, if anybody has any good ideas for things that could go
> into the site content, you're welcome to start a new thread per idea with
> the subject line "Site Idea: <idea goes here>" *on the condition* that
> *you* are willing to implement this idea if people like it.
> No "it would be nice if". No "X is shit about the current site". Any
> suggestion that is not of the form "X would be cool and here is how -I-
> will do it if we decide to put it in the site" will be ignored.
> Any replies to this email will also be ignored, although I fully expect you
> guys to have a meta discussion about what an obnoxious cunt I am and how
> arbitrary these rules are instead; that's fine. I'll print out the dumbest
> complaints and put them on my wall or something.
> Happy designing. Please try and make it better than http://trout.me.uk/ ;)


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