[Vit-discuss] Redesign 2005 Blog
Hugh Sasse Staff Elec Eng
hgs at dmu.ac.uk
Fri Mar 11 09:43:12 EST 2005
OK, here's my take on this:
The Ruby Red one has aspects I like:
the coloured boundaries to some regions and the lines (even though
they are thin) help clarify the layout. For such small details,
they seem to help a lot with readability.
I prefer the Ruby logo on this one to the other, but I'd want to
put a bit of specular reflection on the top surface and on the
bottom facets, so it looks more polished. But that's a very minor
point, offered in the hope it's some use...
The "Clean" layout:
This has a much nicer search box: I find the greater depth in the
box helps it show up better, as well as the grey button. But I
don't know what functionality the other (2 box design) gives that
this doesn't have.
I like the explicit support for other languages in this design.
The idea of presenting clear code is good. It tends to make
"hello World" look a bit laboured. though. What about stea-- I
mean borrowing with permission, the web download example from the
Pickaxe, which shows how one can do serious work in a few lines?
Anyway, it's good stuff, keep it coming. Can we see a mockup
directly, so we can critique it with obscure browsers, etc?
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