[m-dev.] Website mockups

Matt Giuca matt.giuca at gmail.com
Tue Jan 22 21:01:32 AEDT 2013

This site looks super awesome. First, some particularly good things I like:

   - The ".m" favicon. It's classy.
   - The overall style.
   - As I said previously, the new logo.

I realise this is a work in progress, and also that a lot of content was
copied from the old site, but here are a few little nits I've found:

   - On the Contact page, the email address is mercury at cs.mu.oz.zu. Should
   be .au. Also, hasn't the .mu.oz.au domain been deprecated for over a
   - On the About page, the quotation is in orange. This clashes horribly
   with the white, black, blue and grey theme. The other quotations are in
   blue. Oh, I found a purple one on About -> Overview. I think they should
   all be consistently blue.
   - I dislike that the block quotes have an open quotation mark but not a
   closing quotation mark.
   - I'm not sure if you can describe something as a "new" programming
   language if it is celebrating its 18th birthday this year. Mercury is old
   enough to drive without supervision, and get into bars...
   - The bottom of each page says "Lorem Ipsum Dolor Sit Amet".
   - There is nothing on the Development page.

On Tue, Jan 22, 2013 at 4:16 PM, Julien Fischer <jfischer at opturion.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> On Mon, Jan 21, 2013 at 9:16 PM, Michael Day <mikeday at yeslogic.com> wrote:
> > >
> > The Mercury website mockups have been coded up in HTML and combined with
> the
> > existing PHP-based site; you can click around it here:
> >
> > http://mercury.princexml.com
> That looks great!
> > I uploaded the files in a hurry, so there may be some broken links or
> other
> > oddities here and there.
> >
> > Denny Gunawan did the redesign work and has committed the changes to
> Github
> > as a fork of the Mercury website repository:
> >
> > https://github.com/mgx2206/www/tree/redesign-proposal
> >
> > There are still some technical details to tweak, for example it may be
> > simpler to use PHP dynamically rather than using it as a static site
> > generator as is currently done.
> It probably would be; the existing websites use of PHP was always
> a little bit eccentric.
> One minor thing: "Bug Tracker" is listed on the menu on the side
> but then "bug database" is also listed under "Development".  I don't
> think the latter one is necessary.
> > There is also plenty of text to revise, but this can be considered
> > separately from the visual design :)
> Indeed.
> Cheers,
> Julien.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.mercurylang.org/archives/developers/attachments/20130122/42a15fe5/attachment.html>

More information about the developers mailing list