[racket-dev] Revising Racket's home page

From: Laurent (laurent.orseau at gmail.com)
Date: Tue Aug 20 13:10:19 EDT 2013

Apologies if this has been mentioned already (too much to read), but IMHO
the sections are too close to one another. I'd personally add more
padding-top to the h2, even up to 1.5em. Some h2 section headers
(Documentation, Learning, Community) are also too close from their section
body IMO too. At first glance it was difficult to identify the sections.

Otherwise I like it a lot.


On Mon, Aug 19, 2013 at 11:39 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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