[geeklog-devel] Un-cluttering the geeklog.net front page
dirk at haun-online.de
Sat Mar 20 19:37:13 EDT 2010
Over the years, a lot of stuff has accumulated on the geeklog.net front
page. So before we even start to think about a new design for the site,
we should do a little spring cleaning.
Of all the stuff that is there, what do we really need?
We tried to cram lots of links and information into that one page,
thinking that it should all be accessible from one place. But there's so
much on there now that the page looks cramped and confusing - and as a
result, people still don't find things, even when they are there (somewhere).
The site uses a standard layout - pretty much the same that you get when
you do a fresh install of Geeklog. We shouldn't be afraid to use a
different arrangement, though. We would still have the demo site to show
off the defaults.
So: Do we really need to display 5 stories? How about 3, 2, or even just
1? Do we need to display the last 10 forum topics or would a link to the
forum be enough? There's a lot of content in the side blocks - what
needs to be on the front page and what could be moved to other pages?
And could we move some of the side block content into the center once
we've gained some estate there (by reducing the number of stories, for
example)? Something along those lines.
Request for brainstorming ...
P.S. Reminder: This is not about the theme, it's about the content.
Small steps, please. One thing after another.
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