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rbistolfi
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« Reply #60 on: November 20, 2007, 06:43:42 am »

I made one



But I think that is in conflict with the drop down menus  Undecided
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« Reply #61 on: November 20, 2007, 09:14:46 am »

it looks very nic,althop it wont work with drop menus. I like the colors you picked... I agree that its better with stripes,so its two voices to 1 (granny's)... I think that it looks better on the site as a whole,when its wrapped..so i must frame it properly. Maybe without thivk lines..there should be a way to put it in a nice looking bubble.

Maybe the buttons look better without borders, just the fonts... but only when there is frame on th the rest... I must make a couple of new variations,with a diifferent stripe patten.Maybe one that is smaller.

another thing to adress is the Planet icon, with a V,it copies vec's logo,attempting to redesign it.It wasnt my original intention really.I wanted something that doesnt have to do with vec's logo so much,but somehow plays the role of a mascot...the rocket would be good,if the planet didnt stick out so much...or if it had the same golden material for color...

If we copy vec logo,its not going to look very good on the main page,since the logo is already in use a couple of unches bellow...and again at the wallpaper of the screenshot...and again and again... Once is enough and it doesnt have to be on top always..To many V-s is unprofessional to me... and if it did attempt to make a variation of vec's logo ,i would probably work more on it. The blue tone should be touched to look more silverish and go better with the gold.. i think i have one or two ideas at that direction,but i dont think that anybody is looking seriously for a new vl-logo.The curent one is just fine.I agree that a new one will bring more interest to the distro from DW,if its changed...but,idk..
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« Reply #62 on: November 20, 2007, 09:40:04 am »

yeah, perhaps making the background of the drop down as a reflex of the button...
But I agree is a background pattern or the buttons frame, not both.
About the vl logo, I agree we have to put it just once, but I think that one is in the header. The current logo is great, I think the logo is the best of the vl artwork. But refreshing it, I don't know, once a year is a good thing. Always keeping the original idea and structure. If you don't, it becomes part of the background and stop to accomplish it purpose.
I like the bubble version as well.
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« Reply #63 on: November 20, 2007, 11:01:01 am »

Hi Guys:
The price of the VL: PC is $174.00 could you please change that when you get a moment. The vL logo when you are so tired of looking at it your eyes hurt. The public has seen it only once (maybe). We MUST retain the origonal VL logo as is that is our trademark. Great work guys wish I knew more about PHP.
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« Reply #64 on: November 20, 2007, 11:49:55 am »

Nice looking artwork Blurrymind, great ideas Rbistofl ! Especially the golden globe is spectacular to look at... Love it! And the big menubuttons on top have something stylish to it... Keep up the good work, hope to see some of them on the mainpage soon. Smiley
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« Reply #65 on: January 02, 2008, 02:46:57 am »

Today just look up VL website and wow.......a new look for the new year....... Grin Grin Grin

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« Reply #66 on: January 02, 2008, 09:43:57 am »

i very much like the new website's look.Its leaps ahead of the previous design which was pretty bad.
I like the colors and the logo. Very nice work.

I however have crits.Small things that need to be fixed are:
-center vector linux logo.or bring it to the left. It sits too much to the right,leaving a confusing gap of empty space
-left panel is too wide.There is too much empty space there too

the web2.0 features /integration with forum/community is missing.With that i come to the conclusion that it is already decided not to have it ever. Sad

you could have putten it at the place of the left panel menu. Use the space under the top vl to put more navigational buttons if you will. It is in my strong belief that the main page needs features that will make it useful to the registered community members and will be like a window to the community movement inside.So newcomers will see that the waters are deep and there is a rapid stream...instead of a dead update log  Roll Eyes

main menu in the left is obsolete,You can put everything up there,and use submenus (java?)

There is no page to show vector's uniqueness: the applications that were written for vector:
*what do they do (each)
*a screenshot (each)
*link to forum (each)
*link to google code page  (each) 
I believe they deserve more love

And is there going to be such a thing as vector-planet. It would be awesome instead of the curent news system you put the latest blog posts by vector devs.That would make the website more interesting,like a newspaper.
Curent news are used to tell about a new releases only.I read the same info at distrowatch  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #67 on: January 15, 2008, 08:39:29 pm »

I made a few improvements to the search tool. You can take a look here.
We can search for 5.8, 5.9, and 64 bits packages now Smiley
You will get some 404 errors sometimes, those are expected Wink.
Some packages names are producing an issue. For example Gtk. The name contains a "+" character. I don't know how to handle that kind of symbols with Php, if it is possible at all. The result is I cant turn the package name into a nice link because eregi_replace can't work with the "+" symbol. The issue is minor and you have a link to the container directory right there.
As always, I am open to suggestions, requests, and insults. For example:

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« Reply #68 on: January 16, 2008, 02:05:03 am »

I made a few improvements to the search tool. You can take a look here.
We can search for 5.8, 5.9, and 64 bits packages now Smiley
You will get some 404 errors sometimes, those are expected Wink.
Some packages names are producing an issue. For example Gtk. The name contains a "+" character. I don't know how to handle that kind of symbols with Php, if it is possible at all. The result is I cant turn the package name into a nice link because eregi_replace can't work with the "+" symbol. The issue is minor and you have a link to the container directory right there.
As always, I am open to suggestions, requests, and insults. For example:

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rbistolfi - You are nothing but a half-faced tongueful of malodorous bat.
hoq about if you put ` or ' or " ....i remember reading about these for bash, wonder if they work for php
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« Reply #69 on: January 16, 2008, 06:07:17 am »

I've forgotten so much about PHP that I really need to hit the books from the beginning.

Think this would help?  There are some examples posted at the bottom.
http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.utf8-encode.php

I have no idea what's in your script, but I'm wondering if you could encode, process the data, then decode and send it out to the browser?  I could and probably am waaaaaay off, but maybe that might spark a idea for you.
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« Reply #70 on: January 16, 2008, 08:17:39 am »

hoq about if you put ` or ' or " ....i remember reading about these for bash, wonder if they work for php

AFAIK, there is logical operators in all the programing languages. The minimal language would probably include "if", "p, p', p'', p'''...", and the "AND" operator Cheesy. Seriously, I thought about including "or" and "and", but I don't know if they are really necessary. Anyway hopefully the feature will be included once the basic features are "perfect".

I've forgotten so much about PHP that I really need to hit the books from the beginning.

Think this would help?  There are some examples posted at the bottom.
http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.utf8-encode.php

I have no idea what's in your script, but I'm wondering if you could encode, process the data, then decode and send it out to the browser?  I could and probably am waaaaaay off, but maybe that might spark a idea for you.

Thanks Exeter, that probaby will do it. I will upload the code somewhere, would take just a few seconds but I am always in a rush lately  Roll Eyes. I have to translate the comments and make some obvious corrections and optimizations, so we don't loose time reporting already addressed issues.
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« Reply #71 on: March 12, 2008, 07:45:12 am »

i like the new blue site...its dark blue could do with ligher fonts,buts its nice...

but curently there is not much functionality. One can only use it to only to browse a couple of screenshots and download vl-59...

by functionality i mean things that other distro websites have made their distro's famous..the site useful to the distro's users- so they use it as a tool and they visit it,not only the forum but the site itself- to find out what new is going on under the water,to search for packages,to submit back,to be guided as to how they can help the distro ( like   http://www.linuxmint.com/getinvolved.php    )... maybe if you make the site very good you can set it to be homepage by default on the browsers..
Mandriva did that,also linux mint-they set this for homepage when user starts the browser for the first time:
http://linuxmint.com/start/
i wonder if they're making money from google for that

also you could have a gallery:
http://linuxmint.com/mintart/
where users post screenshots of their dekstop at the site- these screenshots are like ads, teasers for new users..and they're upto date with the distro and everything thats new about it dayly.

a good website will spread the word about vector,the website is not only the packaging of the product, its what gets new people to check it out,become part of it

slax and linux mint have a net frontend to their repository- "a software portal" or a "catalog" of sorts:
http://linuxmint.com/software/?sec=category&id=1&release=1

I remember that somebody made a search for packages function but there is no link (or even a box) to it at the site...

also look at sites like frugaware's. Its so simple and minimalistic,but so informative. It has a very nice site navigation (very nicely organised)  and a small "recent updates" box

(btw frugaware- a slackware based distro that uses the pacman+a gui frontend)check it out:
http://frugalware.org/images/screenshots/default/06_gfpm.png
http://frugalware.org/images/screenshots/default/04_gfpm.png

or slax's site:
http://www.slax.org/

its so pretty,simple and beautiful- straightforward too

a package catalog would be nice if vector had a direct way to install packages just by clicking on them and it downloaded needed deps from repo automatically,without the need to start gslapt (the way ubuntu's gdebi... works) I couldnt find an alternative on slackware that does that
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« Reply #72 on: April 28, 2008, 09:33:17 am »

http://vector2.ecosq.com/

rbistolfi and m-ake are working on this new website,which in my opinion is awesome and should be set as vector's default website.

Please post feedpack or PM if you find any issues.

I give this 10/10 both for usability and design. Awesome work and cheers  Grin
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« Reply #73 on: April 28, 2008, 09:45:54 am »

That's a really nice website ! I also think it should be used as default website.

keep up the good work !

greetz.
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« Reply #74 on: April 28, 2008, 10:40:17 am »

Thanks mateys, don't start judging it yet as it is still a work in progress..
I might as well ask some help from community. I need a screenshot of default desktop look of VL soho edition.
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