advocacy/97154: freebsd.org doesn't display well in Firefox
Julian Stacey Jhs
jhs at flat.berklix.net
Fri May 12 13:06:09 UTC 2006
Darren Pilgrim <darren.pilgrim at bitfreak.org> wrote:
Date: Fri, 12 May 2006 15:07:34 +0200
From: "Julian H. Stacey" <jhs at fire.jhs.private>
> the new design was first launched. A professional web designer for whom
> I installed her development and productions servers, included an offer
> to polish the layout to meet design and accessibility best practices.
> She said it was the least she could do for FreeBSD making it possible to
> start her business "without giving Microsoft one damn penny." The
> response? Silence.
Kind offer. Sad it didn't happen.
> I say just close the PR. No one cared then; why should they care now?
Judge the FreeBSD web team by yearly results:
Last year's `Summer Of Code' paid a student to work on
http://www.freebsd.org , supervised by a FreeBSD web team member;
Result: forcibly small font assertion, (view on 1600 x 1200 +
Mozilla), boring layout, inaccessible, reduced search functionality
compared with previously, & colours largely abandoned etc. ( I
also reported things via webmaster@, team, & or send-pr). Old
version is here: http://www.freebsd.org/old/ I lost trust last
year, & indirect all my pages via http://berklix.org/freebsd.org/
Whichever webmaster(s) imposed the mess for last 8+ months should be sacked.
There's little chance other existing & new junior web team
recruits will fix/ reverse their mess 'till those responsible
for pushing it through are gone. Normally a team would recruit
its own [junior] successors, but accepting recruitment as unpaid
[junior] succesor/ colleague to those who won't acknowledge or
fix their mess ? No.
Many web authors (not just BSD, paid or unpaid) play with pages
to show off HTML skills also for resumes. It detracts from pages
that should be designed for Readers, not as HTML toys for Writers.
Julian Stacey. Consultant Unix Net & Sys. Eng., Munich. http://berklix.com
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