Thank you @igno.peverell & @lehnberg, your encouraging feedback has me grinning. I’m not a developer so I’m happy to help where I can.
Here’s where I’m updating the source: https://github.com/JollyGrin/grinhq
- Going in a “less is more” / brutalist style to make it more in line with the hacker ethos. Lots of negative, white space.
- So less designed, maybe a black text on white background, let the logo (and iconography be what pops out) and the rest ultra minimal.
- One single font, fixed width like courier or Monaco.
- I don’t think the animated background is working and might just end up being distracting.
- Two grin logos at on the landing page is probably one logo too many. Perhaps “big round wobbly” logo could minimise into the smaller logo on the left as you scroll down? And then it could act as the navigation back to “home”?
- I would avoid the hamburger menu (three bars tap to drop down) in the mobile/tablet versions of the site, they are unintuitive and over designed. Something like a flat simple menu could just be easier.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this out @lehnberg. Just took your feedback and made a remix of the current page to test out my interpretation of these changes. Note I moved the entire header to the footer http://hq.grin.ninja/lehnberg
How does Bulma work with Jekyll? Is it compatible? If not, is it still static-site generated?
This is a static html/css website.
Upon some googling I see that someone has made jeykll themed with bulma but using jeykll seems unnecessary. The current grin-tech.com doesn’t use jeykll’s blogging features.
Instead, grin.mw links to other dynamic sites: gitter, discourse forum, twitter. Perhaps the blog could be hosted on medium to reduce overhead for maintaining it? Just a thought to keep this easy to maintain, because then (imo) a static html/css website would be more than enough to onboard new grinners .
In addition, here’s how far I got on what could be a site hierarchy that makes sense:
This is AWESOME. I’m currently on a rocky train making it hard to type, but I’ll add this hierarchy to my todo list so I can add more links/pages to meet these needs.