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Re: Why is PerlMonks.org still so ugly and outdated on presentation?

by thomas895 (Deacon)
on Aug 24, 2013 at 02:16 UTC ( #1050753=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Why is PerlMonks.org still so ugly and outdated on presentation?

You're but one of the many who fall into the "make everything pretty". Sure, it probably isn't too much work to slap on some newfangled jQuery widgets(like carousels, I hear that's all the rage right now), some distracting and very large stylesheets, and fluff it up.

But what would it achieve? Would more people suddenly feel compelled to contribute useful things to this site? And would you -- say you were a user of this site since it started -- be willing to learn a new interface? Probably not!
Besides, "ugly" is highly subjective. What you consider "ugly" I find anything but: it is functional, does not take forever to load, and has a high chance of working in many browsers. Find out how to apply custom CSS or what have you, and then you can make it look as you wish.

~Thomas~ 
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Re^2: Why is PerlMonks.org still so ugly and outdated on presentation?
by Anonymous Monk on Aug 24, 2013 at 22:01 UTC
    Who said anything about jQuery? A web site can be pretty, functional, and have a high browser compatibility, all without any of these new fads.

    I agree with the OP that this web site is rather ugly; it requires a bit more white-space at points, a bit of font and size changes at others, perhaps something to hint that the navigation 'cloud' is a navigation bar ... and that's about it. Not much. But it looks like someone just (in the past few hours) changed the code-block font size default to a more agreeable one (finally!)

    If there's one actual functionality change that's needed, it's not having to type out html tags just to get a damn paragraph break. Textile or Markdown or even just plain text, please.

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