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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2003 2:26 pm    Post subject: I've made a Local Gentoo Start page - what do ppl think? Reply with quote

hi everyone

I've always liked the default debian local start page

It's a great ad for debian (you see it everywhere!) and a good resource for finding debian info.

I've made a gentoo-variant, and wondered what people thought

I use it as my home page (there's some non gentoo stuff on there, as well as loads of google searches) and wondered what people think - maybe we could include it with gentoo apache installs?

The HTML is valid, thought the page isn't pretty :)


http://www.dexy.org/~george/gentoo_start/gentoostart.html

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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2003 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks nice, but I would remove the search boxes, and the other stuff not related to Gentoo, Apache or GNU before making it the default Apache home page on Gentoo.
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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2003 4:04 pm    Post subject: took out 'non-GNU/apache' stuff Reply with quote

> I would remove the search boxes, and the other stuff not related to Gentoo, Apache or GNU

fair point. thanks for feedback

I kept google and google linux search, added some GNU stuff

http://www.dexy.org/~george/gentoo_start/gnuonlystart.html
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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2003 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2003 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neat. If you want the Apache ebuild maintainers to consider it, you should submit it to bugs.gentoo.org
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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2003 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

to ugly to be described but it does the job...

I would switch the links and search engine links - it makes more sense for me to have them the otherway around.
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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2003 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some more suggestions:

Move the right Gentoo logo to the place of the left one, and remove the left one.

Make the Gentoo/Apache logos link to gentoo.org and apache.org respectively.

Instead of "Local Gentoo Start Page" you could just say "Gentoo", the rest is kind of self-explanatory.

Also, I agree that switching places for the right and left column makes sense.
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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2003 5:52 pm    Post subject: made some changes as suggested Reply with quote

hi bkhl, lovechild- thanks for the suggestions

ugly? heh, said it wasn't pretty :)

> Move the right Gentoo logo to the place of the left one, and remove the left one.

done


> Make the Gentoo/Apache logos link to gentoo.org and apache.org respectively.

done


> Instead of "Local Gentoo Start Page" you could just say "Gentoo", the rest is kind of self-explanatory.

hmm.. dunno, it isn't the gentoo home page (thank god :) - i think local start page is ok


> Also, I agree that switching places for the right and left column makes sense.


me too - all done - (new url)

http://www.dexy.org/~george/gentoo_start/start.html

cheers

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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2003 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

much better now...

White is hard on the eyes, maybe a grey toned bg would be nicer -- it's should be slightly off white at least, I really like the grey nuance the board uses, it's prefectly toned for my eyes (or the otherway around)
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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2003 6:20 pm    Post subject: colours changed now Reply with quote

> White is hard on the eyes, maybe a grey toned bg would be nicer -- it's should be slightly off white at least

done, thx for more good suggestions

same url as before.

do you think it's worth putting a request in to bugs.gentoo for it to be shipped with apache? do you think it could be useful? (looks good in links and lynx, btw :)

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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2003 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think it would be a good idea to ship it with apache...
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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2003 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

>I don't think it would be a good idea to ship it with apache...

wrong phrasing (on my part) maybe

i meant might it be a good thing for it (or a much better implementation of it by someone that can script HTML:) to be in the apache ebuild, as the debian local start page is with debian's apache .deb?

or maybe you knew i meant that and thought it was still a bad idea..

no worries, i use (a version of it) as my home page at work and at home, and it saves me time instead of typing urls/ going to bookmarks, maybe some other people will find it useful.

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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2003 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just found your proposition on bugs.gentoo.org and find it a great idea. I'm gonna make it the base of my homepage :)

Thx Georgie

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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2003 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it also!
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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2003 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's better than the default apache start page put it that way so why not have it included in the gentoo ebuild.
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