Fairfield Project look-and-feel
- Right now, the guy who happened to pick a new wiki farm when the
original Fairfield Project was spammed has free reign over the
presentation of shared content. That presentation does not seem to
have the approval of the community. Two (?) complaints have been
addressed (bright green headings, translucent background), others
remain from the conversation back in July.
I'm wondering how this is supposed to be handled. Obviously Jürgen is
not paid to keep our small community serviced with the impossible task
of "web design by committee", but the wiki is important. The dated
official site does little to pull in and inform new players, yet it
looks better than the wiki.
Take the header/banner for example:
http://jhtest.wdfiles.com/local--files/admin%3Amanage/aeer.png -- In
my opinion: Too big by half, and I don't even have a smart phone. The
mixing of typefaces doesn't work. The DG logo just looks crammed in
there, with its inconsistent padding. And there is a spelling error in
the first freaking word, replicated on every page.
We should give strangers a better welcome. If I thought there was a
reasonable, democratic, functional process for changing the banner, I
would happily submit a new one for consideration. But right now
there's just one guy, Jürgen, last seen on the list two months ago,
with all the rights and no clear agenda.
Is anything happening?
Is there a plan?
Am I the only one who wants to know?
Uh, and happy new year.
- Its looking a lot better than the last time that I saw it. Great job Hun :)
God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of his own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the other players, to being involved in an obscure and complex version of poker in a pitch dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a dealer who won't tell you the rules, and who smiles all the time.
- Terry Pratchett, "Good Omens"
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