73943Re: vim.org website redesign/update
- Nov 6, 2013On Wed, Nov 6, 2013 at 4:54 PM, Leonard Ehrenfried
> Before I get ahead of myself in terms of planning I would like to gauge the community's feelings towards an undertaking like this.For what it's worth, I am very much in favor of this. I am really glad
to see this and the logo getting some discussion. Branding and
image are important, even for open source projects, because humans
have limited time to evaluate every possibility in the world, so they
often take shortcuts by making inferences from limited superficial
information. And that's just a fact made necessary by the finiteness
of time. And the value of paying some attention to "marketing" can
have a disproportionately positive impact on the health of the
project. New users benefit existing Vim users indirectly.
Git did this about a year ago. Vim could do it and hopefully get a ton
of mileage out of it. I certainly don't suggest having these
discussions more than once per decade :)
From my armchair position, I would also like to suggest that whatever
technology or resources are used to update the website should be very
low-maintenance and perhaps unsexy. Throw up some bootstrap template
and it's going to be out of style in 6 months. I agree kernel.org is
the right direction, although perhaps a tad austere. CGI for the
backend is probably not a good idea, but I would also be wary of
kitchen sinks like rails and django.
If the website renders ok in w3m you will likely earn some extra good will :)
I think it's good to outsource things like source hosting to services
like github. Maybe vim.org shouldn't be concerned with that hosting
burden. I would even suggest punting on the idea of user logins.
vim.org should primarily provide:
- the user manual (why does vimdoc.sourceforge.net/htmldoc/ dominate
search results for vim docs?)
- an aggregator for plugins from all kinds of sources (github,
bitbucket, sourceforge, vim_use threads, stackoverflow
That's my three pennies.
 I don't favor the new logo proposed in the other thread, but at
least the notion has been raised.
You received this message from the "vim_dev" maillist.
Do not top-post! Type your reply below the text you are replying to.
For more information, visit http://www.vim.org/maillist.php
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "vim_dev" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to vim_dev+unsubscribe@....
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.
- << Previous post in topic Next post in topic >>