Finally, gtk.org gets face lift!

I started working on the new design for gtk.org last April and tonight the new pages were uploaded and we now have a spiffing new look which I am really happy with.

I want to thank Andreas Nilsson for helping out with the design and Tim Janik for help with the final touches in getting the pages installed, not to mention everyone who commented.

gtk.org revamp

28 comments ↓

#1 http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonner on 01.29.08 at 8:34 pm

Congratulations. It looks good!

#2 ignacio on 01.29.08 at 8:44 pm

Purty!

#3 Chris Lord on 01.29.08 at 8:46 pm

Pretty sure that Openmoko ‘screenshot’ is a mock-up (and certainly doesn’t reflect the latest software)… Site looks great though :)

#4 Ernst Persson on 01.29.08 at 9:07 pm

Is it just me or does it seem a bit corporate focused?
I see the words “proprietary” and “commercial” very high up but nothing about any community.
A bit “Get involved” or “How to contribute” is usually a nice thing to have on the startpage for a such a high profile opensource project.

#5 Ernst Persson on 01.29.08 at 9:08 pm

A BIG “Get involved” or “How to contribute” I mean!

#6 Raf on 01.29.08 at 9:13 pm

Cool, very nice! Just a detail: on the overview page, the link for Cairo is wrong. It should point to http://www.cairographics.org/

#7 KaiSVK on 01.29.08 at 9:33 pm

Hi there,
great work ! Thanx for that, I migrated from KDE to Gnome few months ago, and was thinking about making something in pyGTK. But the pages about GTK+ and PyGTK+ were outdated. Glad to see those projects are not dead :)

Keep pushin’
KaiSVK

#8 Angel Veglektsis on 01.29.08 at 10:13 pm

Well Done!!

It was about time for gtk.org to be updated….

#9 aurelius on 01.29.08 at 10:58 pm

very nice, thank you!

#10 blubb__ on 01.29.08 at 11:39 pm

Nice look! It’s a bit smallish though, the features page looks a bit overloaded because of that.

#11 Étienne Bersac on 01.29.08 at 11:40 pm

Congratulation !

Two points :

1. the favicon is still the old one
2. please set explicitily body {color: black;} in the CSS so that it does not fallback to default theme color over white background. Using a dark theme this lead to white text on white background. Unreadable.

Keep up the good work.

Étienne.

#12 mr on 01.30.08 at 12:54 am

Chris, The Openmoko shot is being or might already have been replaced by Andreas. Yea, it was a mock up. I think there is a real one available which we will use.

#13 mr on 01.30.08 at 12:57 am

Raf, Thanks, link fixed.

#14 mr on 01.30.08 at 1:03 am

Étienne,

1. The favicon is being updated actually, Andreas will be uploading that soon.
2. About the dark theme issue, can you tell me what browser and theme you use so I can test this? I use a dark them right now and it seems fine?

Thanks for the feedback :)

#15 mr on 01.30.08 at 1:06 am

Ernst,

The words “proprietary” and “commercial” refer to your ability to use the toolkit in such a way if that is your choice. I think we explain that well enough in the opening statements.

We did want to make the sight look a bit more professional, there are many companies that might be interested in using GTK+ and the old look wasn’t helping show off its true potential.

There is a page with links on how to contribute on the “development” page.

#16 Stephen on 01.30.08 at 7:20 am

Looks really good, but it is really messed up in IE6 (I was looking from work)

#17 Benoit on 01.30.08 at 10:03 am

Super ! Great job. This is really great !

#18 mr on 01.30.08 at 10:11 am

Stephen,

Hi, I tested the pages in IE7 and it looks perfect. CSS support isn’t great in IE :/ I guess that’s the problem.

#19 wingo on 01.30.08 at 11:20 am

Looks wonderful, Martyn! Although I do agree that “proprietary” in the first paragraph is a bit jarring.

#20 mallum on 01.30.08 at 2:33 pm

Wow, congrats. Absolutely rocking. Great job.

#21 menko on 01.30.08 at 3:08 pm

nice :)

#22 MacSlow on 01.30.08 at 5:06 pm

Sweet, a nice fresh breeze! Thanks to the involved Imendio-folks and other contributors for pulling this effort off!

#23 Étienne Bersac on 01.30.08 at 5:53 pm

mr, i’m using Epiphany 2.20 and a darklook theme modified to use black text over orange background for selection.

#24 Étienne Bersac on 01.30.08 at 5:53 pm

mr, i’m using Epiphany 2.20 (Gecko 1.8) and a darklook theme modified to use black text over orange background for selection.

The site now runs fine. Thanks.

#25 mr on 01.30.08 at 5:55 pm

Étienne, ok, thanks, I committed the change you requested anyway, glad it works for you now ;)

#26 Aron Stansvik on 01.30.08 at 7:16 pm

Nice! Just a small one though; in the “Features” page, s/wxWindows/wxWidgets/, and also s/wxwindows.org/wxwidgets.org/ (even though the old URL still works). The name of the toolkit is wxWidgets nowadays.

#27 mathrick on 01.31.08 at 2:09 am

It needs more screenshots with languages other than English. The excellent internationalisation support is a BIG feature, but the screenshots show none of that.

#28 mr on 01.31.08 at 10:26 am

Aron, thanks for the link update, I have updated it.