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New www.perl.org Introduced

posted by ziggy on 2003.07.09 16:00   Printer-friendly
Robrt writes "Ask, Lisa, and I are proud to announce the new www.perl.org. A complete redesign, aiming to be the premier perl portal."
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  • Nice. Good work

    But looking at its headlines I see that for use.perl it says use.perl Project Ponie: Perl On New Internals Engine. That's sooooooo yesterday. :-)

  • In general, the web site looks pretty good, but I've got a few suggestions, as I had when I posted about the new Perl Foundation web site [perl.org].
    • No page title supplied in the <title> tag. Less likely to get a good search engine rating and users will have to manually type a name in when they bookmark the page.
    • Acronyms not written in all uppercase, e.g. nntp, cgi, pdf and so on.
    • Grammar nazis might disagree with me, but I think that the first entry under each main heading (e.g. "About Perl", "Get Perl
    • On the subject of PythonInBusiness, I really like O'Reilly section on Perl's success stories [oreilly.com]. Not sure if adding somethint like it to perl.org is redundant or not. The redesign looks great!
      • No it would be different for a different audience - less technical more 'business' i.e. dumbed down and buzzwordy.

        Of course it could and should point to the success stories as well.

        I would expect it to include such things as - Perl Training in each country, how to find perl employees, perl applications available, etc.

        --

        @JAPH = qw(Hacker Perl Another Just);
        print reverse @JAPH;
    • I second the title business. I'd prefer to see "Perl.org - yada " style titles. The icon they have is messed up (just a black block). They should use the SWEET http://perlmonks.org/favicon.ico That'll sweeten it up some.
    • Dear SuperCruncher,

      I want to respond point by point, but can't bring myself to.

      I have fixed the bug regarding title tags.

    • Grammar nazis would tell you that nntp, cgi, and pdf are abbreviations, not acronyms.

      Sorry, couldn't resist.

      As for altered capitalization, that's called artistic license.

  • Only yesterday I decided to write a meditation on PerlMonks about perl.org and how it didn't make Perl look good, etcetera.

    I like the new perl.org. Good work!
  • The one thing I have to address is that the page width is static. So, for those of us who use a wide browser, the new page only uses the left half of the window. In addition to not using the screen real estate, this causes issues with printing as well.
  • Nice but... it'd be nicer still if a simple link to perl.org [perl.org] didn't give me a DNS error... but instead showed the site. After all, that is the name you use to refer to the site, no?
    • For historical reasons the URL is http://www.perl.org [perl.org], although the name of the site is "perl.org".

      This may or may not change in the future. If you're interested in why, please find two people on opposite sides of the "www" vs "no www" debate, and wind them up.

      • Wouldn't you be able to have both? Or have the shorter redirect to the longer?
        --
          ---ict / Spoon
  • There aren't too many links to online tutorials, but there should be.

    I could also use a link to http://perl-begin.berlios.de/ [berlios.de]