FreeBSD's Visual Identity: Outdated?

Devon H. O'Dell dodell at sitetronics.com
Fri Dec 24 08:09:36 PST 2004


Matthew Seaman wrote:
> Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
> 
>> I think there's more FreeBSD installations than Apple installations,
>> way, way more.  Obscurity is in the eye of the beholder.  And talk is
>> cheap.  The FreeBSD documentation team has already asked the FreeBSD
>> community to do a site redesign, see here:
>>
>> http://www.freebsd.org/docproj/current.html#website-css
>>
>> Nobody has stepped up to do it.  Since your so hot to redesign the
>> site why don't you e-mail them and get going on doing it instead of
>> talking about it?
> 
> 
> Errr...  Not so.  Admittedly, this was posted just a few days ago, but 
> people are working on CSS-izing the FreeBSD.org web site:
> 
> 
> http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-doc/2004-December/006616.html
> 
> Elsewhere on this thread there has been some talk about organizing a 
> design competition to see who can come up with the best concept for the 
> site.  Strikes me that a good way to do that would be along the lines of 
> this competition to redesign the W3.org site:
> 
>     http://w3mix.web-graphics.com/entries.php
> 
> ie. take the existing content and write a style sheet to present it in 
> the best possible way.
> 
>     Cheers,
> 
>     Matthew

I'm going to be drawing up the rules for the competition soon. I think 
the best way to do it would indeed be to just create an HTML 4.01 
Strict-compliant page and ask people to do CSS for it -- as might be 
done for csszengarden.com.

Kind regards,

Devon H. O'Dell


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