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Re: New site design

From: James Frazer <james.frazer@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2008 15:57:51 -0500

I'm not sure if anyone is going to see this reply (considering how late it is), but I'd like to mention a few things to address the comments/concerns of others here.

Firstly it should be mentioned that I had expected to have more time to work on this (originally), but I started work two weeks early and ran out of time -- presently I spend all my time working... so there's not much I can do in the way of changes, but I will give my opinion and reasoning for how I arrived at what I created.

I had a few simple goals:

1. Fast loading - the old page was really slow on dialup, and yes, there are still some of us who are stuck on dialup from time to time.

2. Simplify the presentation & navigation so that the majority of visitors could find what they were most likely to want (eg: download link)... the new site isn't perfect, but the old site was really cluttered, and there were a lot of links that went to small amounts of content.

3. Change the colours/graphics, as I felt they made the site look like a nature conservation group.

4. Small evolutionary changes, nothing too radical.

5. Move some content (and mostly dynamic content) to the wiki. This is a good idea in principle, but I must say that moinmoin is not very userfriendly and is a pain in the ass to learn/use. Kind of ironic that pure html in vi and an ftp client would be 100 times easier and more intuitive for content changes.

I'll now reply to select comments individually.

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