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Scratching ideas for the GRASS-wiki
Various ideas discussed with <http://archi.tect.gr/>
Testing will take place on (...not sure! :-?):
- style the tab-bar to approach the grass-gis website?
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GRASS-Wiki native colors
Should GRASS-Wiki pages wear GRASS' native colors?
Or else... ?
Review and possibly alter:
- move ToC on the right, make it fixed! This will "save" some long pages!
- linespacing (between hierarchy elements!)
- indentation of code blocks -- might improve readability
- (non-code) text wrapping -- narrower body text column, easier to read
Some proof-of-clean-typography screenshots
First impressions of a custom css designed by <http://archi.tect.gr/>
Holistic Look & Feel
GRASS-Wiki, better typography!
The very left column is like a Wiki's connection terminal -- it should look and act like that for the user. It should also clearly state GRASS-GIS' identity.
Better typography is not only about aesthetics. It's about readability and making things easier to study. The screenshot below speaks for itself. Hint: the ToC is always accessible, following the user's eyes!
The Table of Contents is a must have for page-content organisation and navigation. Can it be *always* accessible while not distracting the user from reading when not required? Yes, it can.
The Categories bar, finally can receive the attention it deserves!
Distance between ToC and 1st Section
Match Media-Wiki's bigger distance from ToC to 1st Section!
Distance between Sections
Seems to be the same, for some reason, anyhow, some lengthy GRASS-pages look overfilled/noisy!
The GRASS-Wiki Special Pages are nicely structured, easy to read. Is there, and what exactly, a formatting difference with the "dafault" GRASS-Wiki pages?