Thank you so much for your feedback everyone, super happy to see this discussion.
I will admit that I’m also personally partial to the minimal+delight version.
My next steps were to fine-tune the homepage with more information that’s currently available on grin.mw and build out some of the pages as recommended by @lehnberg’s site hierarchy suggestion.
Since the theming is relatively easy to switch (I simply change the font and background colors with a few CSS link changes), I’ll create both minimal and the brutalist versions (if it doesn’t consume too much time) while the community is still discussing what’s best for grin.
keep the big logo at the landing page, and then have it minimize to the smaller version on the top-left corner while scrolling down.
This sounds like a good feature. I did some light googling and found a few scripts to pull this off. I haven’t built that sort of feature in the past but it looks relatively easy to pull off.
Note: I’m pulling the wave design from heropatterns.com, so also feel free to browse and make suggestions if the crew likes another animation better.
Does the framework take Markdown files?
Unfortunately not. This is a simple static html/css/js website, which is appropriate (imo) for a landing site that doesn’t have consistent edits. Yet I designed a grin wiki design in the past https://jollygrin.github.io/grinDocs/#/ which allows for a community to update a wiki via markdown files on a github. If using markdown for managing community edits is important, I’m heavily biased towards using docsify (what I made the wiki with).
I’ll be toying with this in the evenings after work.