[racket-dev] Revising Racket's home page

From: Sam Tobin-Hochstadt (samth at cs.indiana.edu)
Date: Mon Aug 19 19:12:34 EDT 2013

Ok, that makes sense.  Can you file this as an issue on the GitHub
repository I just mentioned?


On Mon, Aug 19, 2013 at 7:09 PM, Stephen Chang <stchang at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
>>> - web scraper example is cut off when clicking "?" Maybe make the
>>> overlay window variable width?
>> I'm not sure what you mean.  Can you include a screenshot?
> Screenshot attached.
> Obviously not a huge issue but looking into it more, the example gets
> cut off only because my browser window width is too small (monitor is
> in portrait). If I increase the window width then the entire example
> is visible. Still, it seemed weird because there was plenty of space
> on either side.
>>> on mobile (android 4.1.2, default browser):
>>> - topright menu has very dark background when opened, so links are not
>>> very visible
>> I'll check this out.
>> Thanks for the feedback!
>> Sam
>>> On Mon, Aug 19, 2013 at 5:39 PM, Sam Tobin-Hochstadt
>>> <samth at cs.indiana.edu> wrote:
>>>> Recently I (with assistance from Asumu) have spent some time drafting
>>>> a revised home page for Racket. A revised web page will nicely
>>>> complement the big upcoming release, I hope.  You can see the draft
>>>> here, which is ready for people to try out:
>>>>   http://homes.soic.indiana.edu/samth/new-web/
>>>> Some things to try out out: clicking the right and left arrows,
>>>> clicking the "?" box, visiting the RacketCon page.
>>>> The new page addresses a few problems that I see with our current page:
>>>> 1. It works well on small devices, which our current page doesn't.
>>>> Try it out on a phone or a tablet.
>>>> 2. It reduces the size of the top header, which will lighten the
>>>> burden on the documentation pages, for example, or the pkg index if we
>>>> add the header there.
>>>> 3. It puts more info on the first page.  This means that people are
>>>> more likely to see information about how to contribute to Racket or
>>>> approaches to learning programming using our tools.
>>>> 4. The font size is larger, which I think makes it much more readable.
>>>> Perhaps more controversially, I adapted some prose about Racket from
>>>> Matthias' "Racket is ..." post, and added a tag line at the top.
>>>> Lots of work is still needed if we want to use this as the basis for
>>>> Racket's web page (it's written in raw HTML, other pages would need
>>>> work, etc), but I hope that people like it enough to continue pursuing
>>>> this.
>>>> Sam
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