On 8 Jan 2013, at 17:48, Eleanor McHugh <ele...@games-with-brains.com
> On 8 Jan 2013, at 23:44, Richard Drake <rdra...@gmail.com
>> I like it as a front page, as Eleanor does. Making from that a style for the whole site will require work, just as a new style would. Dunno the answer to that. But a 'DIY feel' would be good.
> It makes me think of some of the underground computer magazines I used to read in the early 80s - the ones that hooked me on coding. I agree it'd be a pain in the arse to implement across a whole site but it'd be fun if some of its spirit could be retained .
Thanks for your comments :)
To explain why I think a bit more polish would be worthwhile: what I'd like to communicate is that while Ruby Manor may have an alternative approach, it is every bit as much a "conference" as any other Ruby event. If the design is too obviously cobbled together (for which I take personal responsibility), then this doesn't reinforce that idea, and ends up undermining some of the philosophical agenda that keeps the Manor hearth warm.
I'm hoping it will be possible to produce something that looks a bit more polished that's still in keeping with everything else that we love about how Ruby Manor works. If anyone reading this thinks they might be able to help, or knows someone who could be interested, we'd really love to hear from you.
I should probably clarify that because we run the 'Manor as volunteers, ideally we'd be looking for the design help to come from an equality charitable person or company. In other words, there's no budget for this, beyond a free ticket to Manor 4.0, our near-infinite gratitude and knowing that you've helped support a great event and community.