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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-03-22 09:09:59

Nicola Musatti <Nicola.Musatti_at_[hidden]> writes:

> David Abrahams wrote:
>> Has anyone seen recently? Aside from minor
>> details I think it's a wonderful design. And the content!
>> Unbelievably great promotional material. Just look at some of the
>> subtopics of It would be great to
>> have something like that for Boost.
> I have to say that I dislike the look of that site and I consider
> its home page a good example of how a home page should not be
> designed. At 1024x768 there are three screenfuls of information and
> only the third one contains information that may be of any interest
> after the first time you visited the site, and that's assuming you
> know next to nothing about Python the first time.

That's fine, I think. What do I ever want that's on the Boost
homepage other than a link to some other part of the site? Not much,
I must say. Do you want to see something else on Boost's homepage?
We can't put everything there. It seems to me that filling the
homepage with content of interest to first- and second-time visitors
is about the best thing we can use it for.

> Together with the ACCU one and Boost's own, I'm sorry to say, that's
> another site that was recently redesigned and where the result
> doesn't strike me as a clear improvement over the previous one.

What do you think would be an improvement.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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