[sword-devel] Website structure

Don A. Elbourne Jr. sword-devel@crosswire.org
Tue, 11 Feb 2003 16:10:45 -0600

I agree, the website needs a lot of work.  I'd be willing to help as well.
Are the jsp scripts that generate the site available?

by grace alone,

Don A. Elbourne Jr.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Christian Renz" <crenz-swordproject@web42.com>
To: "sword-devel" <sword-devel@crosswire.org>
Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2003 4:01 PM
Subject: [sword-devel] Website structure

> I've been thinking about the Sword website for a while now. I feel it
> has a number of deficiencies that need to be worked on. A few ideas
> for improvements (these are just examples to illustrate why I feel
> there is a need):
> - Front page: less room for news, more room for clear links to
>   downloads, support etc.
> - Sub pages: The links on the left side are not so easy to find (lack
>   of contrast?). It is a bit weird to have just a few sentences in the
>   main content field and then loads of links on the left that don't
>   really stand out (e.g. volunteers' section).
> - New "FAQ" and "HowTo" sections that have explanations for e.g. "How
>   to create a module", "How to translate the sword interface". Use
>   Faq-o-matic or something similar?
> - Unify module and copyright section. Right now it is _hard_ to find
>   the copyright information.
> - More content for publisher and volunteer section.
> - Improve stylesheet (especially font sizes!).
> Thanks for reading all this :). I know that a lot of the information
> is already in the wiki, the mailing list archive etc., but we need to
> have it in a place where people can see it easily.
> Note that I am not criticising only, I am also volunteering to help
> out. However, I don't want to step on anybody's toes and I definitely
> don't want to impose my own ideas and structure on this.
> So I am proposing: If people generally feel the same way (not about my
> examples, but about the fact that improving the website is necessary),
> let's discuss the ideas on list. Then, those that are interested in
> working on it develop a prototype. If the powers that be approve, we
> implement it step by step.
> Greetings,
>    Christian
> --
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> importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important."
>     -- C.S. Lewis
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