New Website Design

Jeremy Huntwork jeremy at
Sat Dec 11 07:14:08 PST 2004

Jeroen Coumans wrote:

> Some suggestions for the new design, if the community is going forward 
> with it:
> - Add the ability to search through the mailing lists or the website 
> (perhaps a dropdown) from the front page. Also a link to the search page.
> - the news pages can be simplified to one page. In the current site, 
> each section has it's own news page. However, based on past 
> experiences, I think you can safely relegate all news to one page. 
> Continuing in that line of thought, I also think LFS can benefit from 
> a real homepage, like or
> - Move the sitemap link to the footer. With a relatively flat 
> information architecture, there's no need for it in the main navigation
> - the left navigation bar; is it supposed to be context-sensitive? If 
> so, remove the general items to another location (eg. contribute, 
> support). As a suggestion, in the TWiki design, I placed the general 
> links in a horizontal bar under the section links.
> Some nitpicks (you've probably haven't coded this yet):
> - mark the current page in the left navigation bar
> - differentiate visited links
> - instead of endorsing Firefox, I'd rather have LFS endorse Web 
> Standards...
Thank you, Jeroen.

I'll certainly take these under consideration.

Jeremy Huntwork

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