[racket-dev] Revising Racket's home page

From: Stephen Chang (stchang at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Mon Aug 19 19:09:48 EDT 2013

>> - 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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