[erlang-questions] http://www.erlang.org/ : appealing or appalling?

Rapsey <>
Mon Sep 10 09:15:30 CEST 2012


Is design really that important? Plenty of very successful open source
projects have ugly sites. What is important is the information on the site,
which is the area that really could be improved. What I think would be
great is a list of open source projects/libraries that are erlang based.


Sergej

On Sun, Sep 9, 2012 at 11:42 PM, OJ Reeves <> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I also feel the landing page and overall feel of the site could do with a
> bit of work.
>
> As a member of the community I'd be happy to pitch in some cash to pay for
> a nice design that would be a bit easier on the eye.
>
> The download speed is also a killer. Lots of the buzz on the web around
> Erlang revolves around how well it can handle web traffic and yet
> downloading anything off erlang.org takes forever (at least four me and a
> fair few other people I've spoken to) and I haven't be able to find working
> torrents for the last few releases.
>
> I think basic site design and faster downloads would have a noticeable
> impact on the first impression.
>
> Cheers!
> OJ
>  On Sep 10, 2012 12:55 AM, "Olav Frengstad" <> wrote:
>
>> The Haskell landing page is very nice.
>>
>> Just improving the general styles would make a big different and it's
>> not that big job, creating an equally appealing landing page would
>> require a bit more effort tho.
>>
>>
>> Does anyone know what content management system is used for the site,
>> and if the sources are available anywhere?
>>
>> Olav
>>
>> 2012/9/9 Tristan Sloughter <>:
>> > I find it funny that it seems Haskell (well Haskell Platform) has the
>> most
>> > appealing landing page for any programming language :
>> > http://hackage.haskell.org/platform/
>> >
>> > Would be awesome to have something like that, and linking to Erlang
>> > Solutions binary packages of Erlang/OTP.
>> >
>> > On Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 4:01 AM, Henrik Nord <> wrote:
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> On 09/06/2012 12:51 AM, Richard O'Keefe wrote:
>> >>>
>> >>> The subject line is a node to Adlai Stevenson's quip that he
>> >>> found [St] Paul appealing and [Norman Vincent] Peale appalling.
>> >>> I happened to visit www.erlang.org this morning, and while I
>> >>> found much good stuff there, I found the entry page unappealing.
>> >>> The quote from Joe Armstrong is in dark grey on a black background
>> >>> and is *very* hard to read.  The "bleached" Erlang "e" on the
>> >>> right looked a bit dead, and the way such colour as existed at
>> >>> the top "faded into the black" for some reason made me think of
>> >>> the dying Emperor Julian.
>> >>>
>> >>> On the Downloads page, the word "courtesy" is spelled "curtesy".
>> >>> (And "OS X" is normally written that way, not "Os X".)
>> >>
>> >> Thank you for pointing this out.
>> >>
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