[Grok-dev] Re: Alternative look for grok.zope.org

Martijn Faassen faassen at startifact.com
Mon May 28 09:23:53 EDT 2007

Sebastian Ware wrote:
> Would people rather want me to develop this look:
>   http://www.urbantalk.se/DEVELOPER/grok/grok_r3

I think I like this better. To increase the contrast, would it be 
possible to experiment with icons that have the darker grey line around 
them like with the rocks around the fire? I'm not sure whether this can 
be done nicely, but it might make the icons stand out more.

I think it would also be fine if we made the Grok stand out more by 
changing the color from the grey to something else. In general my 
feedback would be: more colors! :)

Do you intend to keep those icons on the right side? This might crowd 
the text a bit much if you keep the left sidebar as well. I'm in favor 
of just having one sidebar, to give the text some room. I like how on 
the current side the text gets quite a bit of horizontal space without 
much in the way to distract, which makes for easier reading, I think.

If we need other pictures of Grok, I can ask Felicia (my wife) who drew 
the original ones. Kevin Teague has also drawn a few nice ones. Just let 
me know what you'd like in terms of fitting in with the web design.

On the colors and the caveman:

A bit of green here and there perhaps? The Grok picture uses yellow, 
brown, green, pink and grey, so it might make sense to coordinate those 
with the design elements. I'd keep pink confined to the images though.



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