[racket-dev] Revising Racket's home page

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Tue Aug 20 00:17:32 EDT 2013

This looks fantastic! Thanks!


On Mon, Aug 19, 2013 at 4:39 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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