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

Michael Turner <>
Mon Sep 10 09:25:47 CEST 2012


On Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 4:15 PM, Rapsey <> wrote:
> 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.

Information AND navigability.

-michael turner

> 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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